The aviation consultancy arm of AirAsia has announced its appointment by Bangladesh’s Fly Dhaka for the provision of consulting services to the new start up airline.
AirAsia Consulting, established in April 2021, offers areas of expertise such as airline strategy, fleet evaluation and planning, network strategy, scheduling, turnaround time, on-time performance and crew optimisation, aircraft induction support, operational excellence in various areas, fuel saving initiatives, as well as industry leading low cost airline (LCC) best practises and initiatives.
“We are excited to be able to help Fly Dhaka take flight as a new up-and-coming low cost airline and help it create a strong foundation for its operations based on AirAsia’s best practices as guiding principles,” AirAsia Consulting Chief Executive Officer Subashini Silvadas said.
“Given the low LCC penetration of only 11 percent in the country, both AirAsia and Fly Dhaka see huge potential in the Bangladeshi aviation industry. Eventually, Fly Dhaka will also be able to tap into AirAsia’s vast network and hubs to allow its passengers to connect to other places in the region. Fly Dhaka, with AirAsia’s support, is expected to become a world-class LCC offering low fares and value for a new generation of passengers, boosted by its active adoption of technology in their operations,” he added.
“We are thrilled to partner with AirAsia, which has been hailed as the world’s best low cost airline for more than a decade. AirAsia’s two decades-long experience as a pioneer in the Asean region will help us learn from the very best and build our capabilities to establish our own robust efficient operations. With AirAsia Consulting’s guidance, we will seek new opportunities and ultimately achieve our main goal of being recognised as the country’s best low cost airline. We also believe this partnership will give AirAsia greater access to Bangladesh which is proving to be an exciting market with significant potential given the recent investment boost in the country’s aviation infrastructure,” Fly Dhaka Chief Executive Officer Lt Gen M Fazle Akbar (Retd) said.
The latest partnership comes as AAAGL is actively exploring opportunities for a new local airline presence in the region and its consultancy arm AirAsia Consulting is providing advisory services to selected third parties interested in establishing a new low cost airline or existing airline businesses who wish to enhance their efficiency and performance.