The long-haul arm of the AirAsia group, AirAsia X, has taken a step closer to gaining the government approvals it needs to establish a joint venture affiliate in Thailand. Thailand’s Department of Civil Aviation has granted an air operator’s license (AOL) for Thai AirAsia X. The airline will also need an air operator’s certificate (AOC), and Malaysia-based AirAsia X says it expects that to be issued by the end of this year. This approval would clear the way for the new carrier to ...


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