SEPANG: AirAsia and AirAsia X staff officially moved into its new corporate base called RedQ, located beside KLIA2, yesterday.
RedQ, short for RedQuarters, covers an area of 18,000 sq m and will house up to 2,000 AirAsia Allstars, the name the budget carriers’ employees are known by. Construction for RedQ began in December 2014.
AirAsia said in a statement that the design of this new corporate office reflected the airline group’s determination in becoming the number one airline in Malaysia and across the region, while incorporating elements showcasing its professional, fun and friendly attitude.
AirAsia Bhd executive chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, who is also group CEO of AirAsia X Bhd, along with AirAsia group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, AirAsia X chairman Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, AirAsia Bhd CEO Aireen Omar, AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail, and the respective board members were present to welcome the staff into the new building.
The AirAsia corporate office was based in Subang airport when it was established back in 2001, and moved to the KL International airport before klia2.
AirAsia and AirAsia X staff were included in the process of naming the new corporate office where a total of 1,300 Allstars participated in a contest to name the building. RedQ was selected as the winning entry, which was submitted by an AirAsia X cabin crew member, January Ann Baysa from the Philippines.