AirAsia X Changes Longhaul Strategy
Low-cost airline carrier AirAsia X has reacted to a triple threat on longhaul routes, and have changed operating strategies.
The move comes on the heels of steadily increasing fuel prices, the impact of the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme and falling demand from Europe due to a sustained recession and rising travel taxes.
AirAsia X's London and Paris routes have been shelved as a result, with a new focus on Australasia, and the North Asia markets of Japan and Korea.
Additionally the high-volume markets of China and Taiwan will be a key focus for the airline.
In other news of route changes, with a revision visa regulating and increased airport service charges in Mumbai and Delhi, flights to these two destinations have been discontinued.