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Tony Fernandes' tech foray may not get off the ground

AirAsia has joined the queue of aspirants to be Asean’s super app.


AirAsia eyes US listing of digital business this year

The plan comes as the airline doubles down on its digital strategy as air travel suffers.

Global Economy


Quoteworthy: "Donald learned long ago how to pick his targets." — Mary Trump, niece of the US president, in her upcoming tell-all family memoir, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man”.

Aviation & Engineering

Malaysia's AirAsia founders not taking salary; staff accepts up to 75% pay cut

Tony Fernandes said in an Instagram post that he and Executive Chairman Kamarudin Meranun “will not be taking a salary during this period”, while staff from across the business “have accepted temporary pay reductions of anywhere between 15-75%.

Corruption probe

AirAsia CEO Fernandes and chairman step aside as Airbus bribery allegations probed

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and Chairman Kamarudin Meranun stepping aside for at least 2 months while airline and authorities investigate allegations Airbus paid a bribe of US$50 million to win plane orders

Global Economy


SINGAPORE (Sept 23): “I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists. And then I want you to take real action.” – 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg addressing the US Congress on Sept 19.

Aviation & Engineering

Work with us and Malaysia will win, AirAsia tells Malaysia Airports and Malaysian Aviation Commission

SINGAPORE (Sept 23):  AirAsia Group has long had a tumultuous relationship with its landlord, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). Both companies have clashed in the past over issues related to klia2, ranging from its location, cost and facilities to d


Data: Whose business is it?

SINGAPORE (Apr 15): A year and a half ago, Tony Fernandes, CEO of the wildly successful low-cost carrier AirAsia, talked about data as “the new oil”, and revealed plans to use data and machine learning to customise the pricing of air tickets and ancil

Aviation & Engineering

AirAsia shares plunge after Fernandes issues public apology for endorsing Najib

(May 14): Shares in AirAsia Group Bhd fell as much as 10% on Monday in the first trading session since Malaysia’s election and after its chief Tony Fernandes apologised for endorsing former prime minister Najib Razak in the election.

Aviation & Engineering

AirAsia explores India unit IPO, seeks partner for services business

(Jan 10): Malaysia-based AirAsia is considering an initial public offering for its Indian unit and seeking a partner for its services business, the carrier's group chief executive Tony Fernandes said on Wednesday.