AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, speaking at the 2017 Paris Air Show, commented on the potential resumption of Adelaide service by AirAsia X, stating: "We had it, we pulled out of it, but at that time were were a different airline. Now I think we are in much better shape, so I hope we can do it in the not too distant future" (AAP, 21-Jun-2017). Mr Fernandes aims to create connectivity to "smaller destinations in Australia" such as Broome. Mr Fernandes added: "I think it is much more important to go to Adelaide than London right now. There are places begging for more connectivity, and South Australia is one of them".
AirAsia X may resume Adelaide service, considering 'smaller destinations in Australia': Group CEO
21 June, 2017