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AirAsia to reopen all Malaysian routes, push for overseas flights

Carrier president says service to Thailand, Sri Lanka and Maldives possible soon

AirAsia is ready to spread its wings again as Malaysia ends restrictions on domestic travel.   © EPA/Jiji

KUALA LUMPUR -- AirAsia sees brighter skies ahead after Malaysia lifted interstate travel restrictions, with the low-cost carrier also pushing to restart international flights to Thailand, Sri Lanka and the Maldives as early as next week, its president told Nikkei Asia.

Bo Lingam, AirAsia Group's president for airline operations, said in an interview Monday that the company is "very relieved" with the government's decision to reopen domestic borders as it will benefit both the carrier and its workforce.

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