30 Mar '11, 4am

DTN Thailand: AirAsia not planning fuel surcharges, fares to remain at current level: Singapore (The Star/ANN)

Singapore (The Star/ANN) - Malaysia-based low-cost airline AirAsia has no intention to introduce fuel surcharges at the moment despite the hike in crude oil prices following the political uprising in the Middle East. Group chief executive officer Tony Fernandes said the airline would continue to keep its airfares at the levels where there were now. "We are comfortable with our pricings and don't see any needs to impose fuel surcharges," he told a media briefing. Fernandes said the airline would continue to explore other avenues, including ancillary businesses such as selling hotel rooms , car rental services and tour packages, to make its operations profitable. He said this after the launch of a partnership between AirAsia and Expedia Inc , the world's largest online travel company. At the ceremony, Expedia was represented by its chairman and senior executive Barry Diller ...

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