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Exclusive: AirAsia's Fernandes plots Cambodia expansion

Budget airline pioneer eyes China and Myanmar amid digital push

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, the man who brought budget airlines to Asia, is ready to take his low-cost model to Cambodia. (Nikkei Montage/Source photo by Yuki Nakao)

KUALA LUMPUR -- 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.

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