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Jakarta Post

AirAsia plans to open regional headquarters in Jakarta

  • Damar Harsanto

    The Jakarta Post

London   /   Wed, June 15 2011   /  08:00 am

As part of its efforts to strengthen its foothold in Southeast Asian countries, AirAsia Group is planning to build its headquarters in Jakarta, an executive says.

“We have chosen Jakarta to be home to our ASEAN office... We will move our regional office operations to Jakarta,” AirAsia regional commercial head Kathleen Tan told The Jakarta Post in an interview at the AirAsia British MotoGP conducted at the Silverstone circuit, off London, last week.

“The new office is now under construction and it will be up by August or September this year,”
Tan said.

Indonesia is the 2011 ASEAN chair and therefore has a key role in the Southeast Asian country network.

AirAsia said earlier that its subsidiary, PT AirAsia Indonesia, aimed to raise US$200 million via an initial public offering in the fourth quarter of this year. It plans to sell around a 20 percent ...