Articles tagged “airasia”

AirAsia Suffers Record Loss as the Crisis Bites

AirAsia Suffers Record Loss as the Crisis Bites

Mei Mei Chu, Reuters

Low-cost Southeast Asian carrier AirAsia Group reported a $188 million loss for the first quarter. Expect it to seek investments through possible joint-ventures.

1 month ago

AirAsia Seeks Government Loan to Ride Out Coronavirus Storm

AirAsia Seeks Government Loan to Ride Out Coronavirus Storm

Liz Lee, Reuters

There’s no end to troubles for AirAsia Group. With Tony Fernandes finally back in the CEO saddle after being cleared of bribery charges, the airline now has to fight a much tougher pandemic battle.

4 months ago

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes Cleared of Bribery Allegations

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes Cleared of Bribery Allegations

Liz Lee, Reuters

The AirAsia Group must be relieved to have its top leaders back at the helm amid the coronavirus turbulence that the global airline industry is now facing.

5 months ago

Asia’s Travel Advisors Caught in the Middle of Cancellation Quandary

Asia’s Travel Advisors Caught in the Middle of Cancellation Quandary

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

The coronavirus crisis accentuates the value of travel advisors as much as it highlights their plight as go-betweens in the tourism sector. But a bigger question looms: Will these travel intermediaries in Asia survive the onslaught of this latest crisis?

5 months ago

Tough Times Offer Asia Tourism Opportunity to Reassess

Tough Times Offer Asia Tourism Opportunity to Reassess

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

The coronavirus ban has plunged Asia tourism into a challenging period, but the outlook needs not be bleak if industry players take the opportunity to reduce their reliance on a single market.

6 months ago

Malaysian Prime Minister Questions Definition of Bribery in AirAsia Allegations

Malaysian Prime Minister Questions Definition of Bribery in AirAsia Allegations

Reuters

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad chose his words very carefully. He's expressing an opinion but without getting involved in the specifics of the case.

6 months ago

Malaysia Investigates Claims That Airbus Bribed AirAsia Execs

Malaysia Investigates Claims That Airbus Bribed AirAsia Execs

Liz Lee and Krishna N. Das, Reuters

This is not a good look for Airbus. It's high time for more transparency in the clubby world of buying aircraft. Shortcuts to win sales are bound to catch up with you sooner or later.

6 months ago

What Do Asian Travelers Want in 2020?

What Do Asian Travelers Want in 2020?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

In short, Asia's travelers are looking to go far, far from the madding crowd.

8 months ago

Alternatives to Oyo Surface for Independent Budget Hotels in Asia

Alternatives to Oyo Surface for Independent Budget Hotels in Asia

Raini Hamdi, Skift

If Oyo isn’t the answer for budget hotels, then what is? New players such as Zuzu Hospitality Solutions are entering the Asian market, believing they are it. Whether or not that's the case, what's clear is that Asia’s small independent hotels can do with more choices for tech solutions.

8 months ago

AirAsia Wants to Beat U.S. Fast Food Chains by Opening First Airline Food Restaurant

AirAsia Wants to Beat U.S. Fast Food Chains by Opening First Airline Food Restaurant

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The world's first attempt to bring airline cuisine to the ground — not the other way round — is here, and in a few years AirAsia figures there will be a chain of 1,000 franchised restaurants. It's becoming a serious matter.

8 months ago

Philippine Airlines Tackles Tricky Customer Service Balance Between Robots and Humans

Philippine Airlines Tackles Tricky Customer Service Balance Between Robots and Humans

Maria Stella F. Arnaldo, Skift

So is chatting with Chatbot Charlie an improved experience over Human Charlie? With more airlines undergoing digital transformations, sadly so, especially for call center workers.

9 months ago

Singapore’s New Hotel Automation Stokes Big Brother Image

Singapore’s New Hotel Automation Stokes Big Brother Image

Raini Hamdi, Skift

A new system that enables the sharing of guest data between hotels and the authorities is meant to increase productivity at hotels. Really? Better communication is needed.

9 months ago