24 January 2018
AirAsia soars; shares hit all time high
Monday, 22 Jan 2018
At market close, AirAsia shares gained 24 sen or 6.15% , its biggest move since May 2017, to RM4.14. Earlier, it hit an intraday high of RM4.15 at 4.30pm. The counter was the fourth top gainer on Bursa Malaysia with 17.07 million shares traded. Year-to-date,
Other AirAsia securities were also trending upwards, with AirAsia-C53 closing eight sen or 39.02% higher at 28.5 sen while AirAsia0-C58 gained four sen, or 19.05% to 25 sen.
11 December 2017
2017 World Travel Awards: AirAsia is world’s leading low-cost airline with best cabin crew
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 11): Low-cost carrier AirAsia Bhd bagged two awards at the 2017 World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final in Vietnam yesterday, namely the World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline — for the fifth year in a row — and the inaugural World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew.
AirAsia emerged top in the category having received the highest votes from travel professionals and industry players from around the world, beating other airlines in the likes of Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Ryanair, easyJet, Jetstar Airways, Norwegian Air, West Air, flydubai, Air Arabia, flynas, kulula, Mango and fastjet.
“I am very proud to stand here today to receive our fifth WTA World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline award in as many years. I’ve always said we are the world’s true low-cost champion, and I’m thrilled to see I’m not the only one and the industry agrees with me,” said AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said in a statement today.
“And we will only get better as we continue on our digitalisation journey to better understand what our guests want and to make flying a richer, more enjoyable experience, as we continue to strive to provide world-class service at the lowest fares,” Fernandes added.
The winning of the Cabin Crew award builds on AirAsia’s success earlier this year when it secured WTA’s first ever Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew award and in 2015, when it became the first ever low-cost carrier to win Asia’s Leading Cabin Crew, ahead of full service carriers such as Singapore Airlines, Korean Air and Cathay Pacific.
“An airline is only as good as its people, and we have some of the best. Two years ago, we were named Asia’s Leading Cabin Crew by WTA, beating a field of full-service carriers. Since then, we’ve gone from strength to strength, winning the World’s Leading Inflight Service award in 2016, Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew earlier this year and now, the first ever World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew award by WTA,” AirAsia Group cabin crew head Suhaila Hassan said.
“This shows our unwavering commitment to excellence, and as the world’s best low-cost carrier, we promise to continue delivering to our guests onboard the best experience money can’t buy,” she added.
Neelofa is a household name in Malaysia. A successful celebrity turned entrepreneur, she has successfully built a business empire centred around the Naelofar Hijab brand.
The Muslim headscarf brand is reportedly on track to rake in RM200 million in sales this year, and is available in 37 countries, including the US, UK, France, Australia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Singapore and Brunei.
December 8, 2017
AirAsia appoints celebrity entrepreneur Neelofa as director
SEPANG: Low-cost airline AirAsia Berhad has appointed celebrity entrepreneur Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor as non-executive independent director.
The appointment was unanimously approved by the board members.
In welcoming Neelofa, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said: “She is a great addition to the board. Her experience as an entrepreneur, a brand creator, and an industry disruptor will be invaluable to AirAsia and she will be able to provide fresh insight into our business as we transform into a digital airline.
“Neelofa is super smart, young and independent – just what we need to help the company stay ahead as we progress towards becoming one of the best performing, most trusted and respected companies in the world.
“Her reputation as one of Malaysia’s leading businesswomen, one of the few Malaysians named by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30, and her track record in championing women in business is an inspiration to us. I look forward to working with Neelofa.”
Neelofa said she was delighted to take on the challenge as non-executive independent director.
“This is not only an achievement for me, but for all women out there. For the past seven years, I have explored both the entertainment and business industries which have presented me with so many opportunities to grow and to transform.
“I’m excited to take on this brand new role, to challenge myself to go further and also to grow as a person,” she said, adding that she was excited to bring the Gen Y perspective to the business.
AirAsia beats all competition to win ‘Asia’s Leading Cabin Crew’ title
AirAsia beats all competition to win ‘Asia’s Leading Cabin Crew’ title http://bit.ly/1M6Fbfl
AirAsia has previously been named Asia’s Best and World’s Best Low Cost Airline by Skytrax for seven consecutive years from 2009–2015.
AirAsia becomes the first low cost carrier (LCC) to be awarded “Asia’s Leading Cabin Crew” at the prestigious World Travel Awards (Asia & Australasia) Gala 2015 in Hong Kong.
Other airlines nominated in the category included Air India, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Southern Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan Airlines and Thai Airways.
“I am very proud of what our team of cabin crew has achieved. Today is an example of what pushing the boundaries mean – we are not just a low cost airline, but an airline that provides high value.
“We would like to thank everyone who has voted for us, and a big congratulation to my cabin crew team. We are the first and only LCC to be nominated in this category and we won. Let’s continue to give our best to all of our guests,” AirAsia Bhd Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said in a statement, today.
THE AUSSIE NURSE WHO WANTS MORE MONEY THAN OFFERED AS COMPENSATION…
Crocker has reportedly rejected a settlement offer from the airline.
Erin Crocker, a 36-year-old nurse, was returning from a family holiday in Thailand on April 4 last year when the plane hit severe turbulence and she was thrown on the floor, the Herald Sun reported.
The air stewardess lost her balance and fell on Crocker, landing on her right foot and causing injuries that required major surgery, said the report.
Crocker suffered multiple joint fractures, a ligament tear and deep vein thrombosis, and was forced to take weeks off work.
She is seeking damages for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses and loss of income, the report said.
Aussie nurse sues AirAsia after stewardess fell on her
KUALA LUMPUR — An Australian nurse is suing AirAsia over an incident last year where a stewardess fell on her when the plane hit turbulence during a flight to Thailand.
Australian daily Herald Sun reported that the fall caused 36-year-old Erin Crocker multiple joint fractures and a torn ligament which required major surgery.
It said Ms Crocker had rejected a settlement offer from AirAsia, which her lawyer Nancy Yonan described as “only a minute fraction of the claim’s true value”.
Ignore JK Allen of email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday October 3, 2014 MYT 1:19:46 PM
Be wary of online lottery scam, AirAsia advises customers
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia has advised customers to be wary of an online lottery scam purportedly using the airline’s name to solicit personal information from victims.
The email scam – reportedly in circulation since 2011 and seemingly targeting Sabahans – informs recipients they have won an exclusive special bonus.
It goes on to say that AirAsia has approved a sum payment of RM300,000 to the recipient and then asks the person to contact an individual named JK Allen via dodgy email addresses like email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The email specifically asks recipients to also include information like their name, address, occupation and telephone number.
AirAsia Group legal head Amir Faezal Zakaria, who lodged a report over the scam, clarified that the airline has never authorised any company to hold a lottery programme under its name.
Sep 20, 2013 – KUALA LUMPUR: Lately, internet users have been getting various emails saying they have apparently won a lottery organised by airline …
Got spam mail from
@AirAsia which is from JK Allen Dispatch Officer in Charge2012 Air-Asia lottery program’s Organizing Committee
A bomb threat was reported on an AirAsia flight carrying the Thai national soccer team, from Bangkok to Phuket on Tuesday
AirAsia Flight FD3003 from Bangkok to Phuket on Tuesday, 26th August 2014, received a bomb threat!
Thursday August 28, 2014 MYT 3:07:47 PM
AirAsia confirms bomb threat during Thai flight
PETALING JAYA: Air Asia has confirmed that there was a bomb threat made against one of its planes travelling from Bangkok to Phuket on Tuesday.
“We confirm there was a bomb threat against AirAsia Flight FD3003 on 26th August as reported and we have fully-co-operated with the Airport Authority of Thailand (AoT) who handled the case,” Air Asia said in an emailed statement to The Star Online on Thursday.
The flight landed safely at the Phuket International Airport (HKT) at 12.15pm, Tuesday.
The AoT said in a statement that HKT received a phone call of a bomb threat against AirAsia Flight FD 3003 after its departure from the Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok.
Upon receiving the threat, AoT confirmed that the Airbus A320-200 with 167 passengers, 4 crew members and 2 pilots, had departed at 10.55am from the airport.
“AoT then proceeded to enact its emergency procedures by designating an Isolated Parking Area for the flight and dispatching relevant agents to receive the aircraft,” said the statement.
A commanding officer at the scene led an Explosives Ordinance Division (EOD) unit and other related officers to inspect the plane’s luggage as per emergency protocols.
According to the AoT, the inspection did not turn up any suspicious objects as detailed in the threat.
According to a report on The Nation, the Thai national soccer players were among passengers on the flight.
They were scheduled to play warm-up matches against Myanmar, the Phuket Football Club and Qatar in preparation for the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS!
When you are in trouble, your enemies and detractors really rub it in!
*AN OLD VIDEO (23 AUGUST 2012 ) IS RELEASED AND USED TO CRITICIZE AIRASIA.
Wait 30 seconds and the video will appear:
‘Rock n Roll AirAsia Indonesia’ video clip surfaces, safety concern raised
COMMENT: As the frantic Search And Rescue/Recovery (SAR) for the missing MH370 enters its fourth week, a disturbing video clip displaying alleged misbehaviour by AirAsia Indonesia cabin crew has surfaced.
The 2:51-long video, allegedly filmed aboard an AirAsia Indonesia flight on Aug 23, 2012, posted on Lepak TV (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151911253296338&stream_ref=10) is being shared in Facebook (FB), the world’s most populous social media network.
In light of the MAS Boeing 777 ending its flight in the Indian Ocean with 239 passengers and crew on March 8, as described by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, it will do well for all not to treat indiscipline and misbehaviour on board any flight lightly.
Yes, it’s fun but what if and when something goes awry?
Flying should be taken seriously with discipline and safety utmost in the minds of all on board.
Instead of mixing politics with business, going after an AirAsia X senior first officer for posting logical comments on MH370 in his personal Facebook account, it will do well for Tan Sri Tony Fernandes to concentrate on keeping his own house in order (http://www.theantdaily.com/news/2014/03/26/airasia-has-no-business-curbi…).
Fernandes and AirAsia owe it to the airline industry and potential passengers to clarify and explain…
This video clip is certainly much more worrisome than AirAsia’s recent suspension of one of its pilots that is akin to challenging the constitutional rights of Malaysians to free speech.
Statement from Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, AirAsia Executive Chairman and Publisher of Travel 3Sixty magazineSEPANG, 5 April 2014 – With deep regret and remorse I would like to sincerely apologize for any offense caused by the Pilot’s Perspective article in the latest issue of Travel 3Sixty magazine.The section is a monthly column on aviation written by Capt Lim Khoy Hing, a retired pilot who formally worked with AirAsia as well as Malaysia Airlines and written books on aviation industry.As a monthly contributor, Capt Lim prepared all of his articles months in advance before the magazine goes to print. Unintentionally and regrettably, the current issue carry an article that discuss about GPS and Radar, which was printed a month before its issue date.We’ve addressed the issue and have improved our editorial approval process to ensure this does not happen in the future and ensure that all content in the magazine is consistent with our brand values. A disciplinary action will be taken to the editorial team as well.We are removing the magazine from all of our flights on all AirAsia aircraft immediately. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family and friends of the recent aviation incident.This is a truly difficult time for the nation and words cannot describe how I personally feel of this incident. It truly saddens me that this article was released at such an inopportune moment.Again, I repeatedly offer my sincere apologies for any discomfort this may have caused.Kenyataan Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Pengerusi Eksekutif AirAsia dan Penerbit majalah Travel 3Sixty
SEPANG, 5 April 2014 – Dengan rasa yang amat kesal, saya dengan ikhlas memohon maaf di atas segala kesilapan di dalam penerbitan rencana ‘Pilot’s Perspective’ di dalam isu terkini majalah Travel 3Sixty.
Bahagian ini adalah kolum bulanan mengenai industri penerbangan oleh Kapten Lim Khoy Hing, seorang juruterbang bersara yang sebelum ini pernah bertugas di AirAsia dan Malaysia Airlines, dan juga merupakan penulis buku mengenai industri penerbangan.
Sebagai penyumbang rencana bulanan, Kapten Lim menyediakan kesemua artikelnya beberapa bulan sebelum majalah di hantar untuk proses cetakan. Dengan tidak sengaja dan dengan rasa kesal, isu terkini ini menerbitkan sebuah artikel yang membincangkan tentang penggunaan GPS dan Radar, yang telah di cetak sebulan sebelum tarikh pengeluaran.
Kami telah menangani isu ini dan telah menambah baik proses kelulusan editorial bagi memastikan perkara seperti ini tidak berlaku pada masa akan datang dan memastikan kesemua kandungan majalah ini konsisten dengan nilai-nilai jenama kami. Tindakan disiplin juga akan di ambil ke atas sidang editorial majalah ini.
Kami telah mengeluarkan majalah ini dari kesemua pesawat kami dengan serta-merta. Doa kami sentiasa bersama keluarga dan rakan-rakan yang terlibat dengan insiden penerbangan yang berlaku baru-baru ini.
Ini adalah masa yang sukar bagi negara dan kata-kata tidak dapat menggambarkan perasaan saya mengenai kejadian tersebut. Adalah sangat menyedihkan dan dikesali bahawa artikel ini diterbitkan pada masa yang tidak sesuai seperti sekarang.
Sekali lagi, saya ingin memohon maaf di atas segala kesulitan yang telah disebabkan oleh perkara ini.
AirAsia apologises for ‘sarcastic’ article amid MH370 tragedy
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – AirAsia has apologised over an article published on its in-flight travel magazine travel 3sixty April edition, which appeared to be sarcastic towards the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight.
In a statement on Saturday, AirAsia Executive Chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said that the article was printed before the tragic incident took place, but will remove the magazine from all flights on AirAsia aircraft immediately.
“With deep regret and remorse I would like to sincerely apologise for any offence caused by the pilot’s perspective article in the latest issue of travel 3Sixty magazine,” he said.
Kamarudin, who is also the publisher of the magazine said they have addressed the issue to ensure that it does not happen in the future.
“A disciplinary action will be taken to the editorial team as well,” he said.
1 day ago – AirAsia apologised and said that copies of its magazine with the offending remark have been removed from all AirAsia flights. —
In the magazine, you will read:
“Rest assured that your captain is well prepared to ensure your plane will never get lost. Have a safe flight!”
INSENSITIVE! That’s a mild word for what AirAsia Magazine has done.
Article was written by former Mas and airasia retired pilot who has written a book and has monthly articles on aviation matters.
TONY FERNANDES SAYS THE MAGAZINES WAS PRINTED BEFORE THE MH370 INCIDENT.
Article was written months ago. Magazine withdrawn. Our profuse apologises. The publisher is our executive … http://tmi.me/1e5YLW
*YOU MAY REMEMBER THAT IT WAS AN AIRASIA X PILOT WHO MADE A SCATHING REMARK AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT. Tony Fernandes dealt with him at once.
AirAsia X suspends pilot over MH370 remarks
SUSPENDED: AirAsia X pilot, unnamed as yet, is a senior first officer at AirAsia!
On his Facebook post, he criticised the government for declaring that MH370 fell into the Indian Ocean.
“For f**k’s sake lah… Is there any concrete proof that MH370 has indeed crashed?! It’s not right to simply assume when you have no evidence to back up your claims!
“(The) supposed debris… isn’t even confirmed to be from the plane yet! Show us the proof then tell us MH370 has crashed.
“Till then, stop hiding facts! It’s obvious to even a blind man that there (are) tons of info the government definitely knows and isn’t sharing yet!” the posting reads.
1:00PM Mar 26, 2014
AirAsia X suspends pilot over MH370 remarks
MH370 AirAsia X, the long-haul arm of budget carrier AirAsia, has suspended a pilot for comments he made online on the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, pending a domestic inquiry.
“AirAsia X senior first officer has been suspended pending investigation as company policies were broken in Facebook posting,” group chief executive officer Tony Fernandes said in a tweet last night.
Air Asia X chief executive officer Azran Rani Osman added that the first officer contravened a “specific directive” not to publicly comment on the ongoing search.
“(There is a) specific directive to our crew on public comments on MH370. (There is a) duty of care not to be hurtful,” he wrote in response to Fernandes’ tweet.
When contacted, Air Asia X said that it would not be releasing any further details on the matter.
AirAsia Withdraws Inflight Magazine, Says Sorry
Southeast Asia’s top budget carrier AirAsia has withdrawn its latest inflight magazine and apologized for an offending article boasting that its well-trained pilots would never lose a plane.
AirAsia Executive Chairman Kamarudin Meranun on Saturday expressed “deep regret and remorse,” saying the magazine was printed before the Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 239 people disappeared March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Kamarudin says disciplinary action would be taken against the editorial team for the oversight.
10:00AM Apr 5, 2014
AirAsia magazine flies into a Twitter storm
Netizens are pouring scorn on AirAsia over a photo circulated online last night of an article allegedly from the budget airline’s in-flight magazine travel 3Sixty, deemed to be ‘insensitive’ following the MH370 tragedy.
A photo purports to show page 125 of the magazine, and is part of a three-page article describing past incidents where pilots have landed in the wrong airport and the technicalities involved in tackling the issue, including increased pilot training.
The photo circulated shows only the last passage, which reads, “Training and Preparation – Pilot training in AirAsia is continuous and very thorough.
“Rest assured that your captain is well prepared to ensure your plane will never get lost. Have a safe flight!”
This came less than a month since the MH370 incident, where the Beijing-bound aircraft was mysteriously taken off-course on March 8 and is now believed to be somewhere in south Indian Ocean.
One of the earliest to raise the issue is a Twitter user under the pseudonym @Shamilf, who deemed the passage in the article to be ‘tactless’.
“AirAsia, the world’s best airline, populated and managed by inherently arrogant douchebags,” he said in a posting alongside the photo, which has been ‘re-tweeted’ (shared without modification) by 263 other Twitter users as of this morning.
“Are you for real, AirAsia (and AirAsia group chief executive officer) Tony Fernandes?” said another Twitter user @AyeenSalleh.
“Please be more considerate. What are you trying to prove anyway?”