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AirAsia-Jetstar tie-up will be a big deal in region

Happy New Year, everyone!Tomorrow, AirAsia and Jetstar are about to announce a new joint venture that would help them to save costs. There is still little information about what they plan to do, with the usual sources remaining rather tight-lipped. What we know is that it will likely involve some cooperation on routes and maybe […]

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And the baby’s name is Air Asia!

So the woman who gave birth on board an AirAsia flight has named her son – wait for it – Air Asia!Liew Siaw Hsia is calling her kid Asia Liew Ya Hang. It appears that Ya Hang means Air Asia in Mandarin (does that make him doubly Asian?). That is the “best name I can […]

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Give birth on board and get free flights on AirAsia!

Wanna get free flights on AirAsia? Just give birth on board! Liew Siaw Hsia, who was 27 weeks pregnant, was on a flight from Penang to Kuching when she began to feel some discomfort. The aircraft was diverted to Kuala Lumpur and a doctor who was on board as well helped her to give birth […]

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AirAsia TVC gives the airline some emotional pull

  AirAsia has launched a TV commercial that was created by Leo Burnett Malaysia and directed by the late Yasmin Ahmad. Sadly, Yasmin Ahmad passed away in July of this year. She was executive creative director of Leo Burnett and also one of Malaysia’s most well-known and loved script-writers and feature film directors. I was […]

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AirAsia tries to move low-cost model upmarket

Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia is trying to position itself as a “high quality, sleek and cool brand” in Southeast Asia with these ads.The ‘Have You Flown AirAsia?’ campaign aims to “shift consumers’ mindset of low-cost carriers by showcasing the airline’s innovation, high quality service and unique experience”, says AirAsia.I don’t get it. The whole point […]

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Kepping it in the family makes little sense for AirAsia

It appears as though a merger between AirAsia and AirAsia X will probably not go ahead and that is a good thing.It makes sense to keep AirAsia’s highly successful (albeit still not very profitable) short-haul low-cost business separate from AirAsia X’s riskier low-cost long-haul model. Why should AirAsia’s owners and shareholders take on the additional […]

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AirAsia dispute with Malaysia Airports rumbles on

AirAsia is in a tussle with Malaysia Airports, operator of Kuala Lumpur’s low cost terminal, over RM65 million ($18.4 million) in taxes that owes.The airline refuses to pay until the operator lowers its fees, which AirAsia says are unfair and too high. This comes after AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes called airport operators “parasites” in a […]

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PARIS 2009: AirAsia X orders A350

Here is the Airbus A350 in the AirAsia X livery. The Kuala Lumpur-based long-haul low-cost airline has ordered 10 A350-900s as part of its plans to expand its services in the 4-8h mark.The carrier, an associate of Malaysia’s AirAsia, placed a firm order for 10 aircraft with deliveries due to begin in the first quarter […]

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VIDEO: AirAsia spells out criteria for online pilot competition

The team at Malaysian budget-carrier AirAsia have come up with a pretty good, and sometimes funny, video (see below) about their online competition to select a pilot.They have also spelt out the criteria for potential applicants in a post on their corporate blog. It appears as though only Malaysian citizens will be able to apply. […]

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So you wanna be an AirAsia pilot?

Always wanted to be a pilot? Then start banging away on the keyboard, and your dream job may be waiting at AirAsia.The Malaysian low-cost carrier is having an online “pilot idol”, inviting aspiring pilots to post on its AirAsia corporate blog on why they should be invited to join the airline. Further details will be […]

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