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AirAsia X plans Budapest flights from 2012

Malaysia-based budget airline AirAsia X plans to start flights to Hungary, among other European destinations, from 2012 after it takes delivery of new aircraft, chief executive and founder Tony Fernandes told AFP.

Fernandez said AirAsia  X would not give up plans to open new routes to Russia, Hungary and the Czech Republic on account of the eurozone debt crisis.

Established in 2007, AirAsia X is an affiliate of regional low-cost carrier AirAsia and Virgin Group. The airline has an expanding network with destinations in India, Taiwan, China, Britain, South Korea, Japan and Iran. AirAsia X plans to add French and US flights to its portfolio next year. (AFP)