AirAsia’s Fernandes plots Cambodia expansion

Budget airline pioneer eyes China and Myanmar amid digital push.

Billionaire aviation tycoon Tony Fernandes is looking seriously at launching an AirAsia Group affiliate in Cambodia, followed by China and Myanmar.

“I like Cambodia, China and Myanmar,” Fernandes, AirAsia Group CEO and co-founder, told the Nikkei Asian Review in an interview, adding that he is now on the lookout for a Cambodia partner.

After a third attempt to establish a Vietnam affiliate failed earlier this year, Fernandes said he had switched focus to other parts of the region.

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