Mr. Ismail said that growth is everywhere.
“People are coming out of Japan, people coming out of Korea. And of course, Australia is a great example.
“I was just in Sydney two weeks ago and I was talking to the media and they were saying that it seems that now travel has become part of your disposable income, they don’t mind eating less every day just to travel more.
“And that’s something that is happening now in Australia. We’ve seen that in our flights and the booking during peak season is crazy,” Mr Ismail said.
Mr Ismail said one of the strengths of AirAsia X is its network.
“We connect to the AirAsia Group of airlines and to over 150 destinations in Asia from our hub in Kuala Lumpur.
“We are working hard to entice people in Australia that there is life after Bali. We have Thailand, we have Vietnam, India, Japan, and Korea.”
After a tough battle with the COVID pandemic, with no government support, AirAsia X has emerged, restructured, revitalized and ready to expand.
That restructuring has made the airline group leaner and better able to meet any challenges ahead suggests its Perth-educated and passionate aviation enthusiast CEO, Benyamin Ismail.
However, the relaunch of AirAsia X has been gradual by design as most of the airline’s aircraft were grounded and required maintenance before carrying passengers.
Mr Ismail told AirlineRatings.com that the “whole world couldn’t get enough maintenance slots for the required overhauls after being grounded” and that slowed up the relaunch of passenger services.
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