Articles tagged “tony fernandes”

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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes Out For Now Amid Airbus Bribery Probe

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes Out For Now Amid Airbus Bribery Probe

Brian Sumers and Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

There's always some give-and-take whenever any customer places a big order for anything. But did Airbus go too far to try to sway AirAsia? And what will this mean for CEO Tony Fernandes' grand digital plans?

2 weeks ago

AirAsia.com Starts Selling Competitors’ Flights via Kiwi.com Partnership

AirAsia.com Starts Selling Competitors’ Flights via Kiwi.com Partnership

Raini Hamdi, Skift

It’s finally happened. AirAsia.com is selling other airlines on its website and app. Powered by Kiwi.com, it's a start. Getting direct contracts with airlines is next. Should online travel agencies continue to doubt AirAsia's foray into their turf? “Believe the unbelievable,” CEO Tony Fernandes said.

3 months ago

How Not to Close an Island: Tourism Lessons From Indonesia

How Not to Close an Island: Tourism Lessons From Indonesia

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Closing islands for a rehab seems fashionable in Southeast Asia. It shouldn’t be. Authorities must first assess options carefully, and by no means should premature announcements be made. Just look at the Komodo Island example and the wrong messages Indonesia has sent about one of its most unique tourism assets.

5 months ago

AirAsia Chief Tony Fernandes Takes On Added Role as CEO of Airline’s Website

AirAsia Chief Tony Fernandes Takes On Added Role as CEO of Airline’s Website

Raini Hamdi, Skift

AirAsia’s head honcho can’t wait to transform the airline — he's in the driver’s seat for AirAsia.com and pulling in the best of his troop on the journey. Second-quarter results, just out, show a rather promising platform.

6 months ago

Malaysia Airlines Gets 4 Proposals, Unlikely AirAsia Among the Offers

Malaysia Airlines Gets 4 Proposals, Unlikely AirAsia Among the Offers

Anisah Shukry, Bloomberg

Observers think AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes would be the best at turning around Malaysia Airlines. Too bad he has his eyes peeled on transforming his own airline into a technology company.

7 months 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?

10 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.

12 months ago

AirAsia X CEO Takes to Twitter to Call Off Plans to Fly to Europe and California

AirAsia X CEO Takes to Twitter to Call Off Plans to Fly to Europe and California

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is probably a good business decision. Economy class fares from Asia to the United States and Europe are already low, because there's so much competition. The market probably doesn't need another entrant — at least for now. And who knows? Air Asia X might change its strategy at some point.

3 years ago