26 May '11, 12pm

#AirAsia boss suggests SIA is a copycat

SINGAPORE - Following Singapore Airlines' (SIA) announcement that it would launch a new budget carrier yesterday, AirAsia's Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes aired his thoughts, sharply suggesting the local airline giant was a copycat. On his personal Twitter account, Fernandes yesterday posted: "singapore airlines to set up a long haul low cost carrier. Hahahaha. Deja vu. "Airasia staff should be proud that we have been copied again. Will be the same result like tiger." SIA's low-cost subsidiary will serve the mid- and long-haul segments, competing with other airlines like Qantas, Jetstar and AirAsiaX. The new entity will operate on twin-aisle, widebody aircrafts. While SIA has yet to reveal a name for its budget offshoot, Fernandes quipped on Twitter: "Wonder if singapore airlines will call it singapore X." Other details about the new airline's management team, bran...

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