SINGAPORE (Feb 26): Aviation industry observers reckon that 2018 will see a price war among Malaysian airlines as AirAsia last year expanded its capacity at the fastest rate since 2013 and will continue to add to its fleet this year.

And, according to aviation pundit Shukor Yusof, if there is a price war, AirAsia will come out on top. The low-cost carrier (LCC) has the largest fleet in Malaysia, followed by Malaysia Airlines (MAB) and Malindo Air. “Yes, [there will be a price war], and it is a war that ­AirAsia is good at winning,” says Shukor, who is attached to Endau Analytics.

Other observers agree that there will be a price war, given the additional capacity, similar to the scenario in 2013.

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