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“We were Malaysians first”

“We were Malaysians first”

“DREAM the undreamable, believe the impossible, and never take no for an answer.” AirAsia chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes certainly lives by his company’s creed. Under his leadership, AirAsia and Air Asia X have just won the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation award, beating airlines such as Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific. Not […]

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AirAsia to add six new destinations to China

SEPANG, 2 Feb 2009: AirAsia Bhd will introduce six new destinations to the China region by year-end, chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes said today. He said the new destinations would be Tianjin, Chengdu, Chongqing and Xian in China and Taipei and Kaoshiung in Taiwan. Currently, AirAsia flies to Guangzhou, Guilin, Haikou, Hangzhou and […]

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Loving AirAsia

Loving AirAsia

(© Marja Flick-Buijs / sxc.hu) I AM unabashedly a fan of AirAsia, and what it has done not only for travel in Malaysia, but the entire region. A colleague of mine said if there’s anyone who deserves his datukship, it’s Datuk Tony Fernandes. AirAsia’s mantra, Now Everyone Can Fly, has really taken millions places, many […]

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AirAsia’s Labu plans on hold

AirAsia’s Labu plans on hold

An AirAsia Airbus A320 aircraft (© Johnleemk / Wikipedia.org) PETALING JAYA, 23 Jan 2009: AirAsia’s plan to build its own low cost carrier terminal (LCCT) in Labu, Negeri Sembilan, has hit a snag — deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today the government has yet to make a decision on the proposal. “We […]

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Airport tussle

Airport tussle

Carved pumpkin (© Michele L / sxc.hu) LIKE the pumpkin in Cinderella that transforms into a carriage, AirAsia Bhd and Sime Darby Bhd hope something equally fantastic will emerge from the plantation land in Labu, Negeri Sembilan. The unlikely pairing of the low cost carrier and the plantation conglomerate to build a new low cost […]

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Labu LCCT terminal to meet AirAsia’s growth

SEPANG, 8 Jan 2009: KLIA East, the proposed new low cost carrier terminal at Labu in Negeri Sembilan, will sustain AirAsia’s exponential growth as opposed to the LCCT at KLIA from where it is operating now. Otherwise, if it sticks to the LCCT at Sepang, AirAsia claims it would go bust, its chief executive officer, […]

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