(Oct 8): As AirAsia turns 17 this year, the flight path is clear for its airline business, which is now Asia’s largest low-cost carrier group.

It is gaining market share in nearly all its domestic sectors, with double-digit passenger growth for three years running. Fleet expansion is on the fast track, and the target is 13% for this year.

But co-founder and group CEO Tony Fernandes is already looking beyond the airline business and towards what is, essentially, a new entrepreneurial adventure.

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