The long-haul affiliate of fast-growing Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia will operate its first flights as early as late September, linking Kuala Lumpur with Gold Coast, an Australian east-coast holiday city. Fly Asia Xpress, to operate under the brand AirAsia X and eventually under the same company name, also has rights to London’s Stansted airport and Melbourne’s Avalon for its budget flights. AirAsia itself is taking a 20% stake in the company, as is Britain’s Virgin Group, part owner of ...

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