Tycoon Tony Fernandes’ Capital A To Consolidate Aviation Business Under AirAsia X Amid Travel Rebound

Capital A—controlled by Malaysian tycoons Tony Fernandes and Kamarudin Meranun—plans to consolidate its aviation businesses under the group’s long-haul subsidiary AirAsia X amid a post-pandemic rebound in travel demand.

Under the plan, AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia Aviation Group will be merged into AirAsia X. Fernandes hopes the combination will strengthen AirAsia X, which in October was deemed a financially distressed company under Bursa Malaysia’s Practice Note 17 (PN17) after auditor Ernst & Young cast significant doubt on the airline’s ability to continue as a going concern.

“I have full confidence that we will be in a position soon to remove the PN17 status without involving shareholders’

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