The new AirAsia X franchise in Indonesia has gained permission to operate to Australia, with safety regulators granting clearance more than two months after services were scheduled to begin.  The Bali-Melbourne route was supposed to launch Dec. 26, as Indonesia AirAsia X’s (IAAX) inaugural flight. But while the airline had sold tickets, the expected Australian regulatory approval did not come through in time, causing IAAX to cancel the flights a few days before they were due to ...

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