Low Fares Airline of The Week: Air Asia

Low Fares Airline of The Week: Air Asia

Airline of The Week

AirAsia is a Malaysian based low fares airline headquartered in Kuala Lumpur.

An award winning airline, it is widely regarded as a pioneer of the low cost model in Asia and offers local & international flights to 100 destinations in 22 countries.

AirAsia is applauded for its operating margins.  It operates with the world’s lowest unit cost of US$0.023 per available seat kilometers (ASK) and load factor of 52%.

While Ryanairs business is regarded as efficient, Air Asia clearly has an astute management team making strategic decisions thats are allowing it to operate at maximum efficiency. For example, Air Asia achieves an aircraft turnaround time of 25 minutes, has a crew productivity level that is triple that of Malaysia Airlines.

Impressive stuff. Check them out here.

10 Facts about the next generation Boeing 737 Max

10 Facts about the next generation Boeing 737 Max

10 Things to Know

The Boeing 737 is the most popular amongst low fares airlines. Here are 10 things you may not have known about the next generation Boeing 737 Max due to arrive in 2017.

  1. Fuel burn per seat will be 8 percent per-seat lower than the future competitor aircraft
  2. The 737 MAX will be powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines
  3. Fuel emissions will be reduced by 14%
  4. The first flight is scheduled fro 2106
  5. Deliveries to customers beginning in 2017
  6. The interior also features larger, pivoting overhead stowage bins that add to the openness of the cabin
  7. The latest quiet engine technology will reduce to reduce operational noise by up to 40 percent.
  8. Range will be extended to 3,600 nautical miles 405
  9. The 737 MAX 8 will have the lowest operating costs* in the single-aisle segment
  10. The Boeing ‘Sky’ Interior will come standard on the 737 MAX