While Malaysia-based AirAsia X will undoubtedly benefit from capacity cuts by Malaysia Airlines (MAS), the LCC is facing new pressure from another local rival. AirAsia X (AAX) is the long-haul affiliate of the AirAsia Group of LCC carriers. It has so far struggled to achieve profits with the long-haul low-cost model, and a reduction in international competition stemming from the MAS capacity cuts is seen as a major boost to its prospects. However, the growth of Malindo Air—also based ...

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