FlyAsianExpress yesterday received approval from the Malaysian government to operate low-cost long-haul service to Asia, Australia and Europe, the national Bernama news agency reported. FAX, which is 50% owned by AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes, reportedly may partner with the larger LCC to offer the service. Rumors of a tie-up with Virgin Atlantic Airways and/or easyJet have been denied (ATWOnline, Jan. 4). AirAsia is scheduled to make an announcement today. "In order to turn Malaysia into the ...

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