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Revision Of Passenger Services Charges Is Good News

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KUALA LUMPUR – AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has hailed Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook’s call for a review of the passengers service charge (PSC) to reflect the respective airport facilities. On his latest post on Twitter, Fernandes said that the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport…

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Tony Fernandes Named Airline Ceo Of The Year 3rd Year Running

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KUALA LUMPUR – Low-cost airline AirAsia group chief executive officer Tony Fernandes has been named Airline Chief Executive Officer of the Year for the third consecutive year by the Centre for Aviation (CAPA). Commenting on the award, Fernandes said AirAsia had come a long way since he first won the accolade in 2004 to become…

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Tony Fernandes Wins Ey Asean Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

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KUALA LUMPUR – AirAsia Co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has won the EY Asean Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for his contribution to the region. “It is a great honour to be recognised by EY. An entrepreneur is only as good as his people though and I would like take this opportunity…

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Golfreserv Secures Pre-Series A Investment From Tune Labs

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KUALA LUMPUR: Golfreserv announced today an investment by Tune Labs, a start-up incubator backed by AirAsia founders Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun. Golfreserv offers golfers a technology-based solution to discover new courses whilst staying connected with their favourite golf clubs and tee times. Ease of use is a key tenet of the…

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Tony Fernandes Hints At FAM Top Post

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SEPANG – AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes may have openly declared his intention to occupy the post of Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president after confessing he was very committed to Malaysian football. “Without doubt, I will be involved in football in some way or form. I have been watching Malaysian…

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Tony Fernandes Denies Endorsing Get-Rich-Quick Schemes

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PETALING JAYA: Air Asia group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has denied endorsing get-rich-quick schemes that claim he had revealed his secret to making as much as $300 (RM1240) per day from home. “Yes complete false. I have nothing to do with this,” he told the Star Online on Monday. In a statement…

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Tony Fernandes Now Voices Directions In Waze App

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Imagine driving around in the city and being guided by the voice of Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, the group CEO and founder of AirAsia. Fernandes is the latest figure to lend his voice to the popular driving navigation app, Waze. Waze has been actively collaborating with celebrities and personalities, including Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna, Arnold Schwarzenegger…

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AirAsia’s Global Ventures Out Of Touch With Reality

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Dear Tan Sri Tony, I’ve followed with much interest your continuing spat with Malaysia Airports. Although it is commendable that you continue to fight for the common man, your busy schedule with global ventures you seem to be out of touch with the reality on the local front. Let me highlight a few things that…

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AirAsia’s Fernandes: Airport Tax Hike Regressive; Hinders Economic, Job Growth

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LONDON: Leading low-cost carrier AirAsia Bhd contends that raising the airport tax for passengers using KLIA2 would be a regressive step and hamper economic growth of the country. AirAsia group chief executive Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said that a proposal to raise passenger service charges (PSC) was not justifiable and would only hamper the economic…

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AirAsia’s Fernandes Signs Two Deals Worth RM61bil In 2 Days

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PETALING JAYA: Two days in London and AirAsia Bhd boss Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has signed two deals worth RM61bil for aircraft and engine purchases. This is a major development for the airline betting on burgeoning demand for travel in Asia to fuel its growth over the decade. AirAsia was also in the spotlight after…

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AirAsia Riled Up For Battle With MAHB Over Potential Raising Of Passenger Fees

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AIRASIA Bhd’s boss Tan Sri Tony Fernandes seems all riled up for yet another battle with airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) over a potential raising of charges. The battle between the two is akin to a soap opera that has been running for years, and this, some say, could be season 4 or…

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Tony Fernandes Joins Amnesty’s Global Council

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PETALING JAYA: Amnesty International welcomed AirAsia chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes into its Global Council of influential people helping in its goal of preventing and ending grave abuses of human rights. The luminaries included entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, Japanese artist Yoko Ono, social activist Hadeel Ibrahim and businessman Bassim…

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New Rostering System And Sick Pilots Caused AirAsia Disruptions, Says Fernandes

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PETALING JAYA: A new rostering system in AirAsia and 11 pilots reporting sick for night flights caused disruption to flight schedules on Tuesday, said AirAsia CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes (pic). “It was a freak day with the new system and 11 pilots were not well for night flights,” he told the Star Online on…

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Netizens To Fernandes: It’s Like Being Raped, Sir

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MANILA: “Traffic” and “sex” are two words seldom seen in one sentence, so when AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said that being in the only car on Roxas Boulevard on Monday was “like having sex,” expect netizens to react swiftly and facetiously. “Yesterday (on Tuesday), I had an amazing dream, I was the only car…

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What Else Do Tony And Airasia Want?

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AirAsia has recently missed the deadline to move to Terminal 1 KKIA, yet again. This is not the first time as they had earlier promised to move in on January and gave a boatload of excuses to not shift at that time. Their second deadline, slated on 1st August, is now 16 days overdue and…

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Focus On The Economy, Tony Fernandes Urges Government

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KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia group executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes (pic) has urged the government to focus on the economy and address problems compounding the depreciating value of the ringgit. Fernandes said job creation and reviving the economy should be the government’s immediate priorities. “I hope our government focuses on the ringgit as opposed to…

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AirAsia Plans To Expand Routes To Hawaii, Europe

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This is how you bounce back from the dumps, ladies and gentlemen. Pushing through a rough period, budget airline AirAsia is setting its sights on expanding its flying routes to Hawaii and European destinations. Responding to speculation that the European route would be a reinstalled flight to London, AirAsia group CEO Tony Fernandes clarified that…

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