AirAsia X guts service to Maldives

first_img“Despite our efforts, external factors such as the depreciation of Asian currencies against the US dollar and the chronic lack of hotel room supply in Maldives resulted in cancellation of thousands of bookings by travel operators.” AirAsia X, the longhaul division of AirAsia Group, has announced the suspension of its services to the Maldives. “The decision to withdraw from Male was a difficult one, but was made taking into account our business imperative to build sustainable and profitable routes,” AirAsiaX chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani said. The move was prompted by cost reduction and a desire to reposition to focus on key Asian markets such as Taiwan, China and Australia. Source = ETB News: T.N.last_img