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NEW M’SIAN BUDGET AIRLINE COMPETING WITH AIRASIA WITH CHEAPER FARES

A new budget airline is entering the game of low airfares.

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Malaysia’s MYAirline said that they planning to begin operation as early as the end of this year.

The CEO of MYAirline said in a media release that they are able to sell cheaper air tickets than AirAsia.

The company’s strategy is hoping that they can stand among the budget airlines with more affordable tickets, and better customer support.

“We believe we can easily offer cheaper flights based on cost structure,” Teo, also the carrier’s co-founder, told Nikkei Asia.

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Hired from AirAsia

MYAirline hired previous staff from Airasia hoping it would give them an edge in the budget airline industry. One of them is Kathleen Tan who previously worked for Airasia for over 13 years.

The company has since received the go-ahead to operate from the Malaysian Aviation Commission.

The company currently has three Airbus A320s (2nd hand planes).Teo stated that they will have up to 50 planes within the next 5 years.

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