Indonesia’s largest low-cost carrier Lion Air is preparing to establish an airline in Malaysia, which will be its first overseas affiliate carrier and a challenge to AirAsia on its home turf. Lion has attempted such a move before. Last year it planned to buy 49% of Berjaya Air, a small Malaysian turboprop airline that holds one of the country’s few air operator certificates (AOC) for scheduled commercial flights. The plan was to transform Berjaya Air into a low-cost carrier modeled after ...
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