Articles tagged “airasia”

AirAsia Wants to Build an E-Commerce App That Will Overtake Its Airline Biz

AirAsia Wants to Build an E-Commerce App That Will Overtake Its Airline Biz

Elffie Chew and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

At Skift Forum Asia, AirAsia's deputy CEO said she was confident that becoming an online travel reseller was "very doable." The largest budget carrier in Asia certainly has the data and innovativeness to pull it off. But skepticism abounds among industry vets.

3 weeks ago

AirAsia Deputy CEO Confident That Becoming Amazon of Travel Is ‘Very Doable’

AirAsia Deputy CEO Confident That Becoming Amazon of Travel Is ‘Very Doable’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Lots of companies have plenty of data at their disposal to improve operations and personalize services. Whether AirAsia has the wherewithal to become a much broader e-commerce platform is a very open question.

4 weeks ago

Skift Forum Asia: CEO Tony Fernandes Leads AirAsia to Tech Evolution

Skift Forum Asia: CEO Tony Fernandes Leads AirAsia to Tech Evolution

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Who’s afraid of shifting the business model? Not Tony Fernandes, who transformed Asia’s airline industry and could take huge credit for the rise of Asian travel in the last two decades. Will his next transformation be as huge?

2 months ago

Southeast Asia’s Online Travel Agency Traveloka Moves Into Food and Wellness Choices

Southeast Asia’s Online Travel Agency Traveloka Moves Into Food and Wellness Choices

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Here's a riddle: If Traveloka sells lifestyle services and AirAsia is not just an airline, what is an online travel agency? The industry will have to coin a new term since everyone is starting to sell more than just flights and hotels. Any suggestions?

2 months ago

AirAsia CEO Looks to Disrupt Again, This Time in Online Travel

AirAsia CEO Looks to Disrupt Again, This Time in Online Travel

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Tony Fernandes is taking AirAsia on "the final part of the company's evolution," one that will see the airline become a tech player. But it’s one thing to disrupt legacy carriers, and another to disrupt the disruptors in the online travel space. He disagrees, of course.

3 months ago

The Dirty Business Targeting AirAsia Indonesia Just Got Dirtier

The Dirty Business Targeting AirAsia Indonesia Just Got Dirtier

Raini Hamdi, Skift

It appears that AirAsia has a bigger problem on its hands than it can possibly imagine. Now, even the largest local tour operators have stopped selling its flights on their online platforms. Whatever the outcome, one thing is clear: Online travel booking is such a powerful weapon.

3 months ago

AirAsia CEO Quits Facebook, Disgusted by Streaming of New Zealand Massacre

AirAsia CEO Quits Facebook, Disgusted by Streaming of New Zealand Massacre

Chanyaporn Chanjaroen, Bloomberg

Props to Tony Fernandes.

3 months ago

Did AirAsia’s Rivals Arm-Twist Online Travel Agencies to Stop Selling Its Low Airfares?

Did AirAsia’s Rivals Arm-Twist Online Travel Agencies to Stop Selling Its Low Airfares?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Any form of industry players conspiring to protect their self-interests should be thoroughly investigated. Hopefully this unsettling episode in Indonesia will end soon and everyone can go back to booking the best deal they can get without lame invisible hands interfering with the process.

3 months ago

AirAsia Targets Startups With New Venture Capital Fund

AirAsia Targets Startups With New Venture Capital Fund

Sean O'Neill, Skift

As an airline, AirAsia has led its peers in many metrics, especially on cost control. But its new effort to nurture startups has the odds against it. Will this effort bring strategic gains for the company? We’ll know in a few years.

4 months ago

AirAsia Looks to Be an Unlikely Online Travel Agency Competitor

AirAsia Looks to Be an Unlikely Online Travel Agency Competitor

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Tony Fernandes' vision for AirAsia's digital platforms is taking shape. He wants his airline to be your true travel companion. Watch out OTAs.

4 months ago

Pilot Shortage Threatens to Stifle Asia’s Tourism Boom

Pilot Shortage Threatens to Stifle Asia’s Tourism Boom

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Asian airlines are scrambling to build academies to train new pilots. But tourism economies are increasingly being hurt by the dearth of pilots. The industry needs to come together with better solutions to solve this looming labor crisis.

4 months ago

Vietnam Tour Operator Vietravel to Launch New Airline

Vietnam Tour Operator Vietravel to Launch New Airline

John Boudreau and Mai Ngoc Chau, Bloomberg

What? Another new airline in Vietnam? Bamboo Airways has barely taken to the skies when a major tour operator in the country decides we want to get in on this, too. Tourism is booming in Vietnam but that is never a guarantee for success in any sector.

5 months ago