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Tony Fernandes wins ‘Brand Builder of the Year’ Award 2014

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Tony Fernandes wins ‘Brand Builder of the Year’ Award 2014

The 2014 World Branding Awards gave special recognition to Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group CEO, naming him “Brand Builder of the Year” for his outstanding work in building the low cost airline brand. AirAsia was also named “Brand of the Year” in the airline category. The airline was the only regional winner, having scored the highest for […]

Foreigner as CEO for Malaysia Airlines

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Foreigner as CEO for Malaysia Airlines

For the first time in its history, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will have a foreigner as its chief executive officer, who will be given the mandate to chart the restructuring of the company as well as see through its results over the next five years. In what is seen as a move to send a signal to […]

Malaysia Aviation Industry Hopes 2015 Budget Will Continue Support For Tourism Sector

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Malaysia Aviation Industry Hopes 2015 Budget Will Continue Support For Tourism Sector

Industry players in the aviation sector are optimistic the government would continue growing the tourism industry as it would have a positive spillover effect on the airline business. HLIB Research Analyst Daniel Wong said the 2015 Budget, slated to be announced on Oct 10, would likely focus more on the tourism industry as the government […]

MAS to form new company by year-end, axe 30% of workforce

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MAS to form new company by year-end, axe 30% of workforce

MAS to form new company by year-end, axe 30% of workforce Khazanah Nasional today rolled out a 12-point plan to rescue ailing national carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and return it to profitability by 2017, which will involve terminating 6,000 staff, among other measures. The state investment fund’s blueprint for a comprehensive overhaul of MAS was […]

AirAsia’s Wi-Fi On Board Free User Trial

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AirAsia’s Wi-Fi On Board Free User Trial

AirAsia’s Wi-Fi On Board Free User Trial – AirAsia has started its two-month long Free User Trial (FUT) for its on board Wi-Fi service, which is designed to provide affordable low-cost Internet connectivity for its guests. During the FUT period from now until end of October 2014, up to 60 guests on selected flights will […]

AirAsia Free Seats Promotion 2015

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AirAsia Free Seats Promotion 2015

AirAsia Free Seats Promotion 2015 AirAsia and AirAsia X is again having the ever popular Free Seats Promotion again in the month of August and travel period is for March 2015 till October 2015. For those planning to make advance flight bookings, this is your chance to get some discounted or free seats in the […]

Tourism Cabinet Committee Meeting on recent tragedies in Malaysia

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Tourism Cabinet Committee Meeting on recent tragedies in Malaysia

The Tourism Cabinet Committee Meeting discussed the effects of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 and Flight MH17 tragedies, as well as the recent kidnappings in Sabah, on tourist arrivals. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who chaired the meeting said several measures had been identified to revive the confidence of tourists. These include […]

Airline security questioned as tourists start cancelling Malaysia Airlines bookings

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Airline security questioned as tourists start cancelling Malaysia Airlines bookings

Airline security questioned as tourists start cancelling Malaysia Airlines bookings – Travellers are shying away from Malaysia Airlines post MH17 tragedy that killed 300 people on board, according to a statement given by a leading travel agent. Penny Spencer, the managing director of Spencer Travel said travellers are calling up to cancel bookings on Malaysia […]

AirAsia X lands in Xian

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AirAsia X lands in Xian

AirAsia X, the long-haul, low fare affiliate of the AirAsia Group touched down XiÁn, Xianyang International Airport International Airport at 23:20pm yesterday from Kuala Lumpur marking its inaugural flight into XiÁn from Kuala Lumpur. XiÁn is the airline’s 5th destination in China after Hangzhou, Chengdu, Beijing, and Shanghai. AirAsia X will commence 4 weekly flights […]

Traveler Wins RM25,000 at KLIA2

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Traveler Wins RM25,000 at KLIA2

When Soh Yien Yee decided to take part in Malaysia Airports’ online game and do some shopping at the klia2 “What’s Your Bag” virtual mall little did she know that she would hit the big one. The 26-year old self-confessed shopaholic emerged as the Grand Shopper bagging herself RM25,000 worth of shopping vouchers which she […]

AirAsia to re-enter Japan’s low cost carrier market

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AirAsia to re-enter Japan’s low cost carrier market

  AirAsia today announced that it will be entering into a Shareholders Agreement with Octave Japan Infrastructure Fund I GK (Octave), Rakuten Inc. (Rakuten), Noevir Holdings Co. Ltd. (Noevir), and Alpen Co. Ltd. (Alpen) to establish AirAsia Japan. Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia said, “We are very excited to return to Japan’s skies […]

KLIA Celebrates 16 Years

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KLIA Celebrates 16 Years

KL International Airport (KLIA) celebrates its 16th anniversary this year and continues to play an important part in the development of the nation’s aviation industry. Since its opening in 1998, KLIA has received accolades in both the domestic and international arena, cementing its position around the globe as one of the best airports in the […]

AirAsia takes delivery of 150th A320 from Airbus

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AirAsia takes delivery of 150th A320 from Airbus

The AirAsia Group took delivery of its 150th Airbus A320 today. The airline is dedicating this aircraft to James Rao, the son of Dr Kiran Rao, Airbus Executive Vice President; who recently lost his life to cancer at the age of 21. This 150th Airbus A320, which will be operated by Malaysia AirAsia (flight code […]

Malindo Air To Fly To Krabi In Mid-September

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Malindo Air To Fly To Krabi In Mid-September

Malindo Air will commence direct flights to Krabi, Thailand, from Subang and Penang, from mid-September. In a statement Wednesday 25th June, the hybrid airline said Krabi is the first international service out of Penang for it and the second, after Batam, from Subang. “We plan to add more destinations in the coming months and as […]

AirAsia inflight magazine travel 3Sixty° Wins Platinum Achievement Award

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AirAsia inflight magazine travel 3Sixty° Wins Platinum Achievement Award

The inflight magazine of AirAsia, travel 3Sixty° clinched the Platinum Achievement Award at the Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Award 2014 held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. The award celebrates the publication in the International Print Media category and saw up to 21 publications from around the world competing for the coveted position. This […]

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