Articles tagged “tony fernandes”

Mergers and Acquisitions

AirAsia Digital Buys Superapp Gojek’s Thailand Operations for $50 Million

In an intensifying superapp rivalry in Southeast Asia, Gojek handed its Thailand business to AirAsia Digital in the face of competition from Grab. While these leading superapps battle, AirAsia Digital is being taken more seriously. After all, it has airplanes and a profitable logistics business to add to the mix.

AirAsia Digital Buys Superapp Gojek’s Thailand Operations for $50 Million

Airlines

AirAsia Boss Looks To Aviation’s Return to Pre-Covid Levels in 2022

Disparate policies on required travel documents could get in the way of a recovery, but AirAsia's Tony Fernandes thinks all will get sorted out in the next few months. He may be a tad overoptimistic about what getting back to "normal" actually looks like.

AirAsia Boss Looks To Aviation’s Return to Pre-Covid Levels in 2022

Airlines

Some Airlines Trying to Be More Than Just Airlines to Make Up for Pandemic’s Financial Hit

The pandemic has been devastating for the world's airlines, forcing some to think outside the box to stay afloat. Is this a gimmick for coping with the times, or the renaissance of a more diversified airline industry?

Some Airlines Trying to Be More Than Just Airlines to Make Up for Pandemic’s Financial Hit

Airlines

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Talks Digital Transformation in Exclusive Skift Interview

With the closure of its operation in Japan and rumblings about selling its stake in India, AirAsia Group will have to renews its focus on core markets in Southeast Asia. But while the airline operation turns inward, the group's e-commerce operation is gambling on expansion.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Talks Digital Transformation in Exclusive Skift Interview

Airlines

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes Cleared of Bribery Allegations

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.

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes Cleared of Bribery Allegations

Tourism

Tough Times Offer Asia Tourism Opportunity to Reassess

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.

Tough Times Offer Asia Tourism Opportunity to Reassess

Airlines

Malaysian Prime Minister Questions Definition of Bribery in AirAsia Allegations

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

Malaysian Prime Minister Questions Definition of Bribery in AirAsia  Allegations

Airlines

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes Out For Now Amid Airbus Bribery Probe

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?

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes Out For Now Amid Airbus Bribery Probe

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Tourism

How Not to Close an Island: Tourism Lessons From Indonesia

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.

How Not to Close an Island: Tourism Lessons From Indonesia