AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes says new Japan venture possible
SINGAPORE (AFP) - Malaysia-based budget carrier AirAsia could enter into a new venture in Japan, its chief executive Tony Fernandes said on Wednesday.
His comments came a month after AirAsia agreed to dissolve its joint venture with All Nippon Airways (ANA) over management differences.
AirAsia Japan is expected to stop operating by the end of October, just over a year after it started flying out of Tokyo's Narita airport.
"We had a lot of the staff from AirAsia Japan who have approached us and said we really want to continue with this AirAsia vision," Mr Fernandes told reporters on the sidelines of a promotional event in Singapore.