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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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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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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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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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HAL working with US firm to strengthen push into India’s MRO industry

Hindustan Aeronatics (HAL) plans to establish a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) joint venture with US MRO firm Timco Aviation Services but it is unclear when the JV will start. Timco says in a statement that the parties have fully ratified the agreement but HAL general manager planning (corporate office), Naresh Babu, told me via telephone […]

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AirAsia hits back

Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia is fighting back. The airline has been embroiled in controversy since last month when it was revealed that the government had quietly given it and local conglomerate Sime Darby approval to build an all-new airport outside Kuala Lumpur. Many, including Malaysia’s former prime minister, have questioned whether it is necessary, as […]

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