FlyAsianExpress will operate flights to destinations in Asia and Europe as AirAsia X, a new long-haul, low-cost carrier launched Friday by AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes, who owns 50% of FAX, a small Malaysian domestic airline that operates seven 50-seat F50s and five 19-seat Twin Otters on short-haul routes. FAX won authority from the Malaysian government last week to operate long-haul flights on routes that Malaysia Airlines does not serve (ATWOnline, Jan. 5). AirAsia X's initial services will ...

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