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AirAsia: PH unit to be profitable in Q4; IPO in 2018

May 29, 2015 - 5:35 PM

AirAsia s Philippine unit is seen to go public in 2018 as it continues to remain cash positive this quarter Group CEO Tony Fernandes says

RENEWED OPTIMISM. "Philippines is already showing good growth numbers and we are targeting for the associate to be profitable in the fourth quarter of the year," CEO Tony Fernandes says. File photo by Agence France-Presse

AirAsia PH to be profitable in Q2 2015, think tank says

May 07, 2015 - 10:00 PM

After incurring losses in its first 3 years the Philippine unit of AirAsia Berhad will likely be profitable this quarter the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation says

AirAsia plans $300 mn IPO for Indonesia unit in 2016

Apr 20, 2015 - 9:19 PM

The crash of flight QZ8501 in Indonesia in December has done little to dim the airline s ambitions

AirAsia Indonesia aircraft. File photo by EPA

AirAsia Philippines eyes initial public offering

Apr 13, 2015 - 7:53 PM

UPDATED The budget carrier’s rivals – PAL Holdings Incorporated and Cebu Air Incorporated – are being traded at the Philippine Stock Exchange

Indonesia calls off AirAsia search

Mar 18, 2015 - 9:50 AM

56 passengers are still unaccounted for

RETRIEVAL. In this file photo, Indonesian rescuers inspect body bags of victims of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 on board of the Navy's war ship KRI Banda Aceh at sea off Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, 23 January 2015. Photo from EPA

AirAsia 'not giving up' but hunt for bodies drawing to close

Mar 12, 2015 - 2:20 PM

60 bodies have yet to be found including the captain

RETRIEVAL. In this file photo, Indonesian rescuers inspect body bags of victims of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 on board of the Navy's war ship KRI Banda Aceh at sea off Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, 23 January 2015. Photo from EPA

Indonesia retrieves last of crashed AirAsia jet fuselage

Feb 28, 2015 - 4:02 PM

We have retrieved on Friday the last and large part of the AirAsia fuselage with a wing still intact an Indonesian official says

Image apparently showing the back part of the plane on the sea bed. Image from Singaporean Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen's Facebook page

Indonesia resumes search for AirAsia crash victims

Feb 01, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Official: Search operations have resumed Our focus today is to find bodies that could be trapped in the fuselage or buried in mud

RETRIEVAL. In this file photo, Indonesian rescuers inspect body bags of victims of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 on board of the Navy's war ship KRI Banda Aceh at sea off Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia, 23 January 2015. Stringer/EPA

Indonesian military calls off AirAsia wreckage recovery

Jan 27, 2015 - 6:36 PM

All of our forces are being pulled out We apologize to the families of the victims

CALLED OFF. Indonesian rescue personnel  on rubber boats on a mission to recover victims and the wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 off of Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, on January 23, 2015.  Photo by EPA

Indonesia search team to float AirAsia fuselage

Jan 24, 2015 - 2:14 PM

The bid comes a day after divers were able to enter the main section of the jet which crashed in the Java Sea last month for the first time

According to media reports Indonesian Navy divers on 22 January reached the crashed AirAsia plane's fuselage and retrieved six bodies, as the recovery operation continued. Photo by EPA/STR

AirAsia plane climbed at speed 'beyond normal' then stalled

Jan 20, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The crashed AirAsia jet was detected to have climbed at a rate of 6 000 feet per minute when climbing around 1 000 to 2 000 feet per minute may already be considered extraordinary

This picture taken on February 15, 2012 shows an AirAsia airplane is flying over the Sukarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang, near Jakarta, Indonesia. Adek Berry/AFP

Dampak regulasi tarif bagi maskapai dan penumpang

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Di luar isu keselamatan apa sebenarnya efek dari penerapan batas bawah ini untuk maskapai?

Maskapai penerbangan AirAsia tunggu lepas landas di Bandara. Foto oleh EPA

Divers hunt for victims in crashed AirAsia jet's main body

Jan 15, 2015 - 12:57 PM

An advance team of 15 divers plunged into the water early Thursday to examine the main portion of the jet

Image apparently showing the back part of the plane.

Main body of crashed AirAsia jet located

Jan 14, 2015 - 6:46 PM

Images taken by the Remotely Operated Vehicle ROV show part of the wing and words on the fuselage

AirAsia QZ 8501 black box retrieved

Jan 12, 2015 - 10:58 AM

UPDATED Search and rescue chief: We succeeded in bringing up part of the black box that we call the flight data recorder ; Cockpit voice recorder still missing

In this photo, the tail part of the crashed AirAsia plane is is seen aboard the Crest Onyx ship, after it was hoisted from the Java Sea, in the waters off Kumai, Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia, 11 January 2015. Zulkarnain/EPA

Black box of doomed AirAsia QZ8501 found

Jan 11, 2015 - 8:58 PM

2ND UPDATE Indonesia s Directorate General of Marine Transport says the black box of the doomed AirAsia flight QZ 8501 has been found; retrieval attempt on Monday January 12

SEARCHING. Indonesian navy ship 'KRI Sultan Hasanudin' is seen through the window of a Super Puma helicopter during a search operation for AirAsia flight QZ8501 over the Java sea on January 7, 2015. Beawiharta/Pool/AFP

Indonesia zeroes in on crashed AirAsia plane's black boxes

Jan 11, 2015 - 1:46 PM

Strong ping signals are coming from the seabed less than one kilometer 0 6 miles from where the tail of the plane was found Malaysian Navy chief Abdul Aziz Jaafar says in a post on Twitter

LIFTED TO SURFACE. Part of the tail of AirAsia flight QZ8501 floats on the water's surface as Indonesian Navy divers conduct search operations for black boxes of the aircraft in the Java sea on January 10, 2015. Adek Berry/AFP

Tail of crashed AirAsia plane lifted from seabed

Jan 10, 2015 - 3:32 PM

UPDATED Indonesian authorities say floating balloons were used to lift the tail to the surface but apparently without the crucial black box recorders

LIFTED TO SURFACE. Part of the tail of AirAsia flight QZ8501 floats on the water's surface as Indonesian Navy divers conduct search operations for black boxes of the aircraft in the Java sea on January 10, 2015. Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesian divers chase crashed AirAsia black box pings

Jan 10, 2015 - 2:42 PM

The search for the black boxes takes a frustrating twist when authorities realized the pings were likely coming away from the plane s tail found 10 days after the crash

POOR VISIBILITY. Part of the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501, with the recognizable first parts of its logo, laying on the sea floor. Photo from Basarnas/EPA

Crashed AirAsia flight QZ 8501 plane tail found

Jan 07, 2015 - 1:38 PM

UPDATED The discovery on the seabed could mark a breakthrough in the search as the tail of a plane usually houses the black box flight data recorders

A handout picture released by the Indonesian Search And Rescue Agency (Basarnas) on Jan. 7,  2015, shows a part of the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 laying on the sea floor, off Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo. Photo by EPA

Indonesia expands search for AirAsia crash victims

Jan 05, 2015 - 11:34 AM

As the massive relief operation enters its 9th day officials are hopeful for a break in poor conditions to send divers down to the area where large parts of the crashed Airbus A320 200 have been found

Members of an Indonesian search and rescue team carry items for investigation, after being delivered by a Singapore Super Puma helicopter from the RSS Persistence in Pangkalan Bun on January 4, 2015. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

AirAsia's Fernandes: Latest flight incident 'not stalled engine'

Jan 05, 2015 - 7:07 AM

It s not that the engine failed The plane wanted to take off but the APU auxiliary power unit which is the equipment that helped to start the engine suddenly shut down

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AirAsia Indonesia pilot fails drug test – airline

Jan 01, 2015 - 8:52 PM

I would like to clarify that one of our pilots in a random preliminary drug test was found to be positive says airline president director Sunu Widyatmoko

AIRASIA. Sunu Widyatmoko, CEO of AirAsia Indonesia during a press conference on Thursday, January 1. Photo by Kartika Ikawati/Rappler

AirAsia plane may have managed to ditch: experts

Jan 01, 2015 - 7:50 PM

Experts say the results of the initial phase of search and rescue operations suggest the pilot may have conducted an emergency water landing before the plane was overcome by high seas

TRAGIC FLIGHT. Members of an Indonesian search and rescue team prepare to set off to search at sea for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Manggar in East Belitung on December 30, 2014. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Bad weather halts recovery of bodies from AirAsia flight

Dec 31, 2014 - 10:49 AM

UPDATED Stormy weather on Wednesday morning forces rescuers to suspend their search for more bodies

Allianz says lead insurer of missing AirAsia jet

Dec 29, 2014 - 5:41 PM

We can confirm that Allianz Global Corporate amp; Specialty UK is the lead reinsurer for AirAsia for aviation hull and liability insurance the German insurer giant says in a statement

AirAsia planes. File photo by EPA

'Is it a curse?' Prayers for missing AirAsia plane

Dec 29, 2014 - 3:24 PM

Nine months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared followed by the shooting down of MH17 the latest disappearance is the third crisis for a Malaysian airline this year

012. A relative shows a picture of alleged passengers who were travelling on missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 on her mobile phone screen at the airport in Surabaya, East Java, on December 28, 2014. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Indonesia's transport ministry to review AirAsia operations

Dec 29, 2014 - 1:33 PM

AirAsia corporate secretary Audry Petriny says the company is ready to cooperate with the investigation team led by Indonesia s Aircraft Authority

AIRASIA. A passenger looks at an electronic display of arrivals showing today's AirAsia flight QZ 8501 flight having landed at Changi Airport in Singapore, 29 December 2014. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

Britain confirms one of its nationals on missing AirAsia jet

Dec 28, 2014 - 6:03 PM

We have been informed by the local authorities that one British national was on board Their next of kin has been informed and we stand ready to provide consular assistance says the British Foreign Office

People wait at the AirAsia check-in counter at Changi Airport in Singapore, 28 December 2014. after Air Asia flight QZ 8501 went missing. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

Indonesia, Singapore lead search ops for AirAsia plane

Dec 28, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Transportation Minister Ignasius Johan said the plane s last position was detected near Tanjung Pandan Belitung not far from the coast line ”

EPA file photo

'Not again': Prayers, sadness over missing AirAsia plane

Dec 28, 2014 - 2:17 PM

Malaysia based AirAsia changes its logo from bright red to gray

Screenshots from Facebook

AirAsia QZ8501: Emergency information

Dec 28, 2014 - 1:02 PM

UPDATED For relatives and friends of the passengers of missing AirAsia flight QZ 8501 here are details on where you can get information and updates

AirAsia aircraft. File photo by EPA

AirAsia jurusan Surabaya-Singapura hilang kontak

Dec 28, 2014 - 12:26 PM

AirAsia Indonesia telah mengkonfirmasi bahwa pesawat bernomor QZ 8501 hilang kontak dengan kontrol lalu lintas udara pada pukul 07:24 pagi ini

AirAsia Indonesia-Singapore flight missing

Dec 28, 2014 - 11:38 AM

7th UPDATE Search and rescue operations are now underway for the missing AirAsia flight QZ 8501 which lost contact with ground control a few hours into a routine flight between Surabaya and Singapore

This picture taken on February 15, 2012 shows an AirAsia airplane is flying over the Sukarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang. Adek Berry/AFP