AirAsia ceases Japan operations

MALAYSIA’S flagship budget airline AirAsia Group Bhd is ceasing its Japanese operations immediately, it said in a Bursa Malaysia filing today.

The airline said it has been notified that the AirAsia Japan (AAJ) board of directors have taken the decision to cease operations with immediate effect.

“We respect and have agreed to the decision made by AAJ as this would reduce the cash burn of AAJ and the company amid the highly challenging operating conditions in Japan which have been aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic,” it said.

Group chief executive officer Tony Fernandes last month said that the group was reviewing its business in Japan due to the impact of the pandemic

REUTERS

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