AirAsia boss Fernandes hopeful regional countries will reopen their borders from July
15 Jun 2020 03:39:03
AirAsia Group Bhd founder Tan Sri Tony Fernandes is hopeful that countries in the region will start reopening their borders for international travel from July, starting with Singapore, Thailand, Indo-China and perhaps South Korea, Japan and China.
"It has been a tough three months. I think airlines have probably been one of the companies that suffered the most. We have not had any revenue for three months. We're now getting some sales [but] when you have 300 airplanes sitting on the ground... it has been very tough," Fernandes said in a video post he put up on Instagram yesterday.
"But, we are slowly coming out, [and] we're coming out confidently and fighting strong. We have Malaysia now, totally open in domestic; Thailand — totally open. Indonesia's about to start and the Philippines is also totally open and beginning to start. India is also flying. Japan is not flying yet.
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