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Branson serves as flight attendant for a day

Sir Richard Branson honoured his bet to serve as an AirAsia Xcabin crew, by donning the low-cost carrier’s red uniform – which includes a skirt- aboard a charity flight on 12 May. The founder of Virgin Group had his legs publicly shaved ata cocktail event the evening before the flight, which operated from Perth toKuala […]

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Tiger’s future after Tony Davis looks familar

Singapore’s Tiger Airways is at a crossroads now that its founding CEO, Tony Davis, is leaving the low-cost carrier on 1 November. His position became untenable after Tiger’s Australian operations were grounded on 1 July due to safety reasons. Tiger’s shareholders Singapore Airlines and Temasek – Singapore’s national investment arm – were increasingly unhappy at […]

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Thanks to Naviatarie’s New Skies, AirAsia considering frequent flyer program

AirAsia Indonesia A320 departing Toulouse on its delivery flight. The aircraft wears its test registration due to Indonesian carriers being banned from the EU. Photograph: AirSpace user apgphoto I was going through old e-mails (Easter weekend spring cleaning) and was bemused to see an August marketing e-mail from AirAsia poking fun at reward clubs with […]

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Flight Attendant Richard Branson At Your Service!

I saw a Channel NewsAsia article in March saying that Sir Richard Branson will be serving as a flight attendant on a AirAsia X flight from London to Kuala Lumpur on 1 May. Naturally, I was doubtful about it, despite knowing that he lost a bet to AirAsia CEO, Tony Fernandes.  Earlier today, Tony Fernandes […]

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Photos: AirAsia A320 off runway at Kuching

These photos were sent to me, reportedly first posted in a Malaysian aviation forum. If you’re the photographer let me know.The photos show the seriousness of the incident, first reported as a minor sliding off the runway. The incident has largely been downplayed in the press by AirAsia’s and Tony Fernandes’s open comments, especially in […]

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Tiger vs AirAsia

It’s no secret by now. AirAsia and Tiger Airways aren’t the best of friends. And it’d be hard expecting them to, going by the intense competition for a bigger share in the Asia Pacific low-cost carrier market.But recently, the rivalry has gotten a lot more heated, and certainly, way more personal.Tiger Airways today issued a […]

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AirAsia takes a dig at Tiger

AirAsia took out a full-page advertisement in today’s Straits Times in Singapore, declaring “We’ve got the stripes – guaranteed to fly everyday” with “stripes” in big block letters coloured in with tiger stripes. If you’ve heard about Tiger Airways’ flight disruptions last weekend, you will see that the ad is a not-too-subtle jibe by AirAsia […]

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Tony’s Vietnam ambition seems to be happening

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes appears to have finally succeeded in his long-held ambition to make AirAsia the ASEAN carrier with operations in all the major southeast Asian markets.Today AirAsia announced that it is buying 30% of Vietnamese start-up VietJet which will be positioned as a low-cost carrier and be branded VietJet AirAsia.VietJet has been trying to […]

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Singapore 2010: Jetstar-AirAsia alliance has long way to run

Let’s not get too carried away about the significance of the Jetstar-AirAsia alliance that was signed earlier in January. Yes, this is the first time that two major low-cost carriers anywhere in the world are coming together and that is important. They will certainly benefit from working together on ground-handling and engineering services – their […]

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Singapore 2010: AirAsia makes Indian move

Yesterday, my colleague Ghim-Lay Yeo was in Kuala Lumpur talking to AirAsia and Tony Fernandes about the carrier’s plans to expand to India. AirAsia, together with its long-haul associate AirAsia X, is making waves in the regional low-fare market.Along with China, India is a big market for the Southeast Asian low-cost carriers. India, with its […]

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