AirAsia Group mulls use of Japanese unit for US ops.

AirAsia Group is considering using its AirAsia Japan (DJ, Nagoya Chubu) subsidiary to serve the mainland United States given plans to use AirAsia X's network have hit a roadblock after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded Malaysia to IASA Category 2. "We have many ways of getting to America; we have AirAsia Japan. So do not worry, there are plenty of options to expand into America," Group Chief Executive Tony Fernandes said at a press conference, as reported by Malaysian media.

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