AirAsia And Malaysian Airlines Shake Up The Skies
The possible share swap between AirAsia and Malaysian Airlines is getting huge ink in the financial press.
Certainly it makes sense in a business way as a win win, with the budget airlines obtaining key international routes and MAS to focus on premium routes.
Cost synergies such as leveraging fuel, maintenance and aircraft aquisitions are scalable.
There remains the threat that the government may intervene though and be a last minute deal killers.
MAS much like Thai Airways International is suffering losses as is the trend amongst many of the regions legacy carriers who have been unable to keep pace with the low-cost carrier invasion.