AirAsia urges MAS to join hands in national interest


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  • Thursday, 29 Jul 2004

THE mere suggestion that Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has the capability to set up a no-frills low-cost carrier (LCC) has irked local rival AirAsia Sdn Bhd, which feels that the two airlines should work together for the benefit of the country instead of fighting each other. 

At a press conference called at short notice yesterday, AirAsia chief executive officer Tony Fernandes claimed that despite many efforts by AirAsia in the past three years to sit down and talk with the MAS senior management on how the two parties could collaborate, the national carrier had yet to respond. 

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