AirAsia Bhd founder and chairman, Tony Fernandes, has reiterated his hopes to sell-off the company’s aircraft-leasing unit by December 2016 in a US$1bn (RM4.05bil) transaction following the approval by the AirAsia’s board to sell the unit. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Fernandes said that there seems to be “tremendous interest”, adding that depending who the buyer is, AirAsia Bhd will “likely divest all or maybe keep a minority interest for a period and sell out,” Fernandes said. He also stated that some of the proceeds could be used as a dividend. RHB Investment Bank, Credit Suisse Group and BNP

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