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Nervous investors drive down Asian airline stocks in 2015

China, India carriers top performers as economies spur demand


Asian airlines improved their safety records in 2015, but -outside of China and India - you wouldn't know it from looking at their stock performance. AirAsia Bhd and its long-haul unit have been Asia's worst-performing airline stocks this year after a series of crashes in 2014, including one involving AirAsia's Indonesian affiliate, raised concerns about aviation safety across the region. Fatal accidents involving Malaysia Airlines Bhd, AirAsia Indonesia and Taiwan's Transasia Airways Corp made 2014 a deadly one for travelers. The accidents, in which a total of more than 700 ...

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First Published: Tue, December 22 2015. 22:43 IST