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AWAIR, yet another Asian start up, is to fly between Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur and at the same time expand its domestic Indonesian network. Describing itself as a ”newly re-launched” airline, AWAIR was originally incorporated in September 1999 and found the going tough until December 2004, when a 49% state equity interest was acquired by Air Asia, the successful Malaysian carrier orchestrated by former Virgin Atlantic executive Tony Fernandez. The maiden international flight will take place on 23 September 2005, the airline operating Boeing 737-300s. In the nine months since its reorganisation, AWAIR has carried 340,000 passengers.