Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Asia300 AirAsia had talks with cash-strapped HNA over asset purchases CEO Fernandes to move to Tokyo to battle regulatory red tape Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia, wants to accelerate the group's expansion in Japan. (Photo by Mayuko Tani)
MAYUKO TANI, Nikkei staff writer March 20, 2018 21:44 JST | China
HONG KONG --
AirAsia discussed possible acquisitions from debt-laden Chinese hospitality conglomerate HNA Group, the founder and CEO of one of the region's largest budget airlines said Tuesday.
Tony Fernandes said he met HNA co-founder and Chairman Wang Jian and spoke with him about a wide range of possible cooperation, adding that he "for sure" will consider acquiring businesses from HNA.
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