AirAsia boss says industry could return to normal next year – report


FILE PHOTO: AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes reacts during an interview in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

June 19, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – AirAsia Group Bhd’s chief executive officer said the aviation industry could return to normal next year as international borders gradually reopened, state news agency Bernama reported on Saturday.

Tony Fernandes also called for better government policies to avoid disruptions when travel resumed, and decisions on what would be required to open up borders, including documents needed to travel.

“I think that will be sorted out by September or October when we allow interstate travel and some international flying,” he was quoted saying in a webinar.

(Reporting by Liz Lee; editing by John Stonestreet)

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