AirAsia's live interactive travel series, 'Adventure Live' won four Best Campaign awards (Gold in “Original Content”, Silver in "Video/Rich Media", "Viral Marketing", and "Innovation") at the sixth Mob-Ex Awards, held in Singapore on 9 February 2018. Adventure Live, which launched on 16 June 2017, was broadcasted directly from six Southeast Asian destinations (Hanoi, Cebu, Yangon, Lombok, Phnom Penh, and Luang Prabang) via the Facebook Live feature on AirAsia's Facebook page. Viewers determined the hosts' activities live through a voting system in each episode. The series was part of AirAsia's 'Live Life Unexpected' Campaign in support of the Visit Asean@50 initiative to encourage travellers to explore unique Asean experiences. The six-video campaign reached over 665,000 views during its live broadcasts, and over 77,000 organic reactions and 9,000 comments. AirAsia Malaysia's Head of Commercial, Spencer Lee said, "I'm humbled by the recognition for our work as we took a giant leap of faith by attempting something out-of-the-box and new. We took the risks by taking digital marketing to the next level and won in all four categories we submitted to - but most importantly, this campaign created fresh and engaging content for Asean, besides driving business results further.

PHU QUOC, 11 December 2017 – AirAsia has been named the World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fifth year in a row at the 2017 World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final. AirAsia emerged top in the category, having received the highest votes from travel professionals and industry players from around the world, beating 13 other global budget airlines. Asia’s largest low-cost carrier by passengers also won the inaugural World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew award, ahead of other budget airlines, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Ryanair, easyJet, Jetstar Airways, Norwegian Air, West Air, flydubai, Air Arabia, flynas, kulula, Mango and fastjet.

The win builds on AirAsia’s success earlier this year, when it secured WTA’s first-ever Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew award and in 2015, when it became the first ever low-cost carrier to win Asia’s Leading Cabin Crew, ahead of full-service carriers like Singapore Airlines, Korean Air and Cathay Pacific. WTA is one of the most prestigious, comprehensive and sought-after awards programmes in the global travel and tourism industry.

NAGOYA, 29 October 2017 – AirAsia Japan today commenced its twice-daily flights connecting Nagoya and Sapporo. A total of 166 guests, representing a 92 percent load factor, were on board the inaugural service. Flight DJ 0001 took off from Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair International Airport and arrived at 0925h (GMT +9) at New Chitose International Airport in Sapporo. On hand to greet guests departing from Nagoya were AirAsia Japan CEO Osamu Hata, China Centrair International Airport CEO Masanao Tomozoe and Nagoya Civil Aviation Bureau chief Toshihide Funayama. AirAsia Japan operates two A320-200 aircraft from its main hub in Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair International Airport.

Tianjin, 25th October 2017 – AirAsia has taken delivery of the first A320neo assembled at the Airbus Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) at a dedicated ceremony in Tianjin, China, the first Airbus FALA outside Europe. The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 15 percent fuel savings at delivery and will achieve 20 percent by 2020. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, seats 186 passengers comfortably and is equipped with the innovative Space-Flex cabin. AirAsia is the largest airline customer of the A320 Family with orders for 578 aircraft, which include 404 A320neo Family aircraft.

SEPANG, 8 September 2017 – AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline, today unveiled the world’s first Freedom Flyer Programme aimed at making it easier, faster and better for loyal guests to earn AirAsia BIG Points. The overhauled loyalty programme, powered by AirAsia BIG Loyalty, is based on a unique membership status system determined by how often guests fly – the more guests fly with AirAsia, the faster they will earn BIG Points, regardless of how much they spend on fares. The four-status system starts with Red status for guests who fly 13 or fewer one-way short-haul flights in the preceding 12 months, through to Gold and Platinum, and all the way up to Black for those who fly 50 or more times with AirAsia. For every RM10 spent, Red Members can earn up to 20 BIG Points, Gold up to 40, Platinum up to 70 and Black up to 120. Long-haul and Fly-Thru flights count as two one-way short-haul flights for status calculation purposes, making it doubly rewarding to travel with AirAsia X.

To learn more about the Freedom Flyer Programme or to register, visit the upgraded AirAsia BIG Loyalty website at or download the AirAsia BIG Loyalty mobile app, where existing members can also check their new membership status.

MANILA, 7 SEPTEMBER 2017 - AirAsia has won this year's Asean Business Award for Priority Integration Sector - Tourism. The award recognises outstanding performance in the Asean priority integration sector of tourism. AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes accepted the award on behalf of the company at the Asean Business Awards (ABA) 2017 ceremony held in Solaire Resort and Casino here last night. The award was presented by Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, witnessed by Philippine Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez and Asean Business Advisory Council (BAC) Chairman Joey Concepcion. The ABA was created by the Asean BAC in 2007 to recognise outstanding Asean enterprises, serve as a platform to spread information on the Asean Economic Community, and spotlight SMEs that have the potential of becoming global economic players in their respective industries.

SEPANG, 22 August 2017 - AirAsia has been named Malaysia's best company at The Edge Billion Ringgit Club 2017. AirAsia won the coveted Company of the Year award based on its return to shareholders, growth in profit before tax and return on equity over three years as well as corporate responsibility initiatives. AirAsia also received two other accolades for Highest Growth in Profit After Tax Over Three Years for Big Cap Companies with RM10 Billion to RM40 Billion Market Capitalisation and for Highest Growth in Profit After Tax Over Three Years for Trading/Services, Hotels, IPC and Technology. AirAsia Berhad Executive Chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun received the Company of the Year award from The Edge Media Group publisher and CEO Ho Kay Tat at a gala dinner at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur last night. The Edge Billion Ringgit Club was started in 2010 to recognise Malaysia's top performing listed companies with a market capitalisation of above RM1 billion.

SEPANG, 9 August 2017 – AirAsia has won the best Asean marketing campaign at the Asean Tourism Association (ASEANTA) Awards for Excellence. AirAsia’s “Think Asean, Think AirAsia” campaign was named Best Asean Marketing and Promotional Campaign at the 30th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence held at the Borobudur Hotel in Jakarta last night. The campaign, which ran from 8 to 14 August 2016 in conjunction with Asean Day, featured a photo look book and dedicated posts of must-see places in Asean on social media and the Travel 3sixty digital platform. It featured highlights of AirAsia’s Asean-inspired inflight menu and a YouTube video series on things to do and food to eat in each Asean country – all supported by a promotional fare from as low as RM10 to all Asean countries.

SHAH ALAM, 1 AUGUST 2017 – The Ministry of Tourism Republic of Indonesia and AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline, have officially unveiled a collaboration to drive tourism efforts in promoting the wonders of Indonesia in Malaysia through the vast connectivity the airline offers across the Indonesian archipelago. The launch event was held today and attended by Judi Rifajantoro, Professional Staff to the Minister on Tourism Infrastructure, Ministry of Tourism Republic of Indonesia; Robert D. Waloni, Senior Advisor to the Minister for Air Accessibility, Ministry of Tourism Republic of Indonesia; Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia Berhad; and Rifai Taberi, Commercial Director of Indonesia AirAsia.

AirAsia connects Malaysia with Indonesia through more than 350 weekly flights to 15 different cities such as Banda Aceh, Bandung, Bali, Jakarta, Lombok, Medan, Pekanbaru, Palembang, Padang, Pontianak, Semarang, Solo, Surabaya, Makassar and Yogyakarta. In conjunction with the partnership, AirAsia is offering promotions for flights into Indonesia with fares starting at RM79 for booking from 1 August 2017 until 6 August 2017 for immediate travel until 25 February 2018. Visit or use the AirAsia mobile app on the iPhone or Android devices to enjoy the special promotional fares.

PARIS, 21 June 2017 – AirAsia is the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline for the ninth year in a row. Asia’s largest low-cost carrier won the accolades at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards in the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace at Le Bourget Airport here yesterday. Dubbed the “Oscars of the Aviation Industry”, the Skytrax Awards are the global benchmark of airline excellence with over 19.9 million customer surveys completed worldwide by more than 105 nationalities, measuring standards across 49 key performance indicators of an airline’s frontline products and services. AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said, “Today, Asean has created a world record. We are now nine-times world champion. To put it into perspective, Brazil won the FIFA World Cup five times, Michael Jordan was NBA champion six times and Michael Phelps holds the record for most first-place finishes at a single Olympics with eight gold medals. We take the world champion title seriously and we will strive to continue to improve for both our guests and shareholders.”

BEIJING, 14 May 2017 – AirAsia Berhad has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Everbright and Henan Government Working Group to establish a low-cost carrier (LCC) in China. The parties will incorporate a joint venture to be known as AirAsia (China) for the purposes of operating a low-cost aviation business based in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province in central China. In addition, AirAsia (China) will invest in aviation infrastructure, including a dedicated LCC terminal at Zhengzhou airport and an aviation academy to train pilots, crew and engineers, as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities to service aircraft.

SEPANG, 19 April 2017 – AirAsia Berhad is acquiring a 50% stake in online travel planner Touristly Travel Sdn Bhd (Touristly) through an asset injection and loan deal valued at RM11.5 million. The transaction will see AirAsia Berhad inject the digital platform of its Travel 3Sixty inflight magazine, valued at RM6.5 million, into Touristly via AirAsia Investments Ltd and extend a RM5 million convertible loan to Touristly for working capital and development. Touristly, which will operate under the Travel 3Sixty brand following this deal, will also gain access to offline advertising assets, including the physical version of the inflight magazine, overhead cabins and seat trays on AirAsia aircraft. The deal will strengthen AirAsia's ancillary portfolio by offering its guests on-ground activities such as restaurants, theme parks, attractions, spas and tours at more than 70 destinations where the airline operates.

HAMBURG, 5 APRIL 2017 – AirAsia, through its subsidiary ROKKI Sdn Bhd, has signed a Memorandum of Understand (MoU) with Inmarsat for its next-generation GX Aviation inflight connectivity solution. Installation is expected to commence this year, with the service to go live in 2018. AirAsia is currently one of the leading airline customers for Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband service and will upgrade to GX Aviation, the world’s first inflight broadband solution with reliable, seamless high-speed global coverage provided through a single operator.

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said, “Travelers today expect fast, reliable broadband wherever they are, whether it's on the ground or 30,000 feet in the air. GX Aviation's market-leading capabilities represent a step-change in inflight connectivity that allows us to close the gap between the on-ground and onboard experience. Our guests will be able to enjoy extra fast internet connectivity as well as free movies, music, articles and games on our ROKKI IFEC platform. Not only that, they can shop for meals, merchandise and duty-free from the comfort of their own seats, which also allows us to better understand what our guests want so we can continue to improve on our inflight offering.”

Malaysian Invasion Spirit In Motion (MISIM) is an initiative by Tune Talk with the objective of bringing more exposure to the Paralympic scene in Malaysia as well as to discover new talents at the grassroots level. MISIM recently received two ASEAN-level recognitions at the MARKETING ASEAN PR Awards 2017:

1. Silver for Best PR Campaign by an In-House Communications Team
2. Bronze for Best CSR Communications

SEPANG, 22 & 23 FEBRUARY 2017 – AirAsia X Berhad (“AAX”) and AirAsia Berhad (“AirAsia”) reported their financial results for the Fourth Quarter (“4Q16”) and Full Financial Year ended 31 December 2016.

AirAsia Group, consisting of AirAsia Berhad and associate airlines in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Japan, posted combined revenue of RM12.02 billion for FY2016 compared to RM10.79 billion in the previous financial year. Operating profit for the group was reported at RM2.15 billion, up 24% from the previous year.

Meanwhile, AAX posted a quarterly revenue of RM1.17 billion, up 39% from the same quarter last year. The strong revenue recorded was on the back of a 40% year-on-year (“YoY”) growth in the number of passengers carried to 1.38 million, which was in line with the 44% Available Seat per Kilometre (“ASK”) capacity growth, allowing the Company to record a load factor of 81%.

JANUARY 9, 2017 – AirAsia has been given the prestigious title, “The Most Influential Airline in China” at the recent 2016 New Power of Travel Awards held in Continental Hotel Beijing, hosted by prominent Chinese web portals, Sina Travel and Youku Travel. AirAsia President of North Asia Kathleen Tan said, "We would like dedicate this award to our 1.3 million Sina Weibo followers and 300 million guests. We have built our Chinese social media channels as a one-stop shop for anyone who loves to travel and wishes to interact with AirAsia. This award would not be possible without their strong interaction, feedback and support, and the fact that it signifies the approval of Chinese netizens makes it so much more important to us.”

DECEMBER 9, 2016 – Tune Protect joined other giant brands in the country to become the first winners in the inaugural YouTube Malaysia Ads Awards 2016. Awarded the Best Animated Ad, the Tune Protect Bubble ad topped Milo and Digi to emerge winner of this prestigious title. The YouTube Malaysia Ads Awards 2016 honours the creators of the most outstanding videos from Malaysian brands and agencies in the past 12-months.  In total, over 400 entries from 70 different brands competed for 10 award categories.

To watch the Tune Protect Bubble ad, please visit

DECEMBER 3, 2016 – AirAsia has been named World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fourth year in a row at the 23rd World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final here today. AirAsia also won the World's Leading Inflight Service title for the first time ever, beating full-service carriers Etihad Airways, Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, American Airlines and Air Canada. The win builds on AirAsia's success earlier this year when it secured Asia's Leading Inflight Service award from WTA for the first time. AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said, "What a thrill to win World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fourth straight year. It's a great honour to round out what has been a great year for AirAsia, not just financially but in terms of recognition from the industry. "I’m also super proud of our first World’s Leading Inflight Service award. I've always said we have amazing crew and amazing inflight products, and we've proven it by beating not one, not two, not three, but eight full-service carriers for the prize. "But there's more to come. We're always working on more innovations, and not just for inflight. Right now, we are exploring ways to make the airport experience better. One thing we're looking at is fast-tracking guests who share their travel profile with immigration authorities. We expect to trial this at selected airports in Asean in the not-too-distant future, so keep an eye out for it."


NOVEMBER 18, 2016 – AirAsia has recently launched a mobile app for their AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme and are rewarding users with a chance to win 25,000 AirAsia BIG Points. For more information, please visit


NOVEMBER 7, 2016 – AirAsia and AirAsia X staff have officially moved into its new corporate base called RedQ which is short for RedQuarters. The new corporate HQ in Malaysia, situated adjacent to KLIA2, will house up to 2,000 AirAsia Allstars (staff). The building was designed with Allstars in mind, prioritising cool spaces for Allstars to meet, mingle and get their creative juices flowing. Designed with an industrial aesthetic, this edgy space spans 18,000 sq metres and offers an open plan, with an atrium covered in astro turf where colourful beanbags beckon Allstars to kick up their heels – a nod to AirAsia’s casual and fun spirit – and themed meeting rooms inspired by destinations from the airline’s wide network. Meanwhile, the lounge offers spectacular views of the airline’s bright red birds taking off and landing. Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, AirAsia Berhad’s Executive Chairman, who is the Group CEO of AirAsia X Berhad, along with Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, AirAsia X Berhad Chairman, Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia Berhad, Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X Berhad and respective board members were present to welcome all staff into the new building this morning. The AirAsia corporate office was based at Subang Airport in 2001, before moving to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), and then to the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT), its home for 10 years.


OCTOBER 31, 2016: AirAsia X Berhad is pleased to announce its operating statistics for the 3rd quarter 2016 (“3Q16”). Operating performance in 3Q16 has exceeded expectations despite huge capacity added during the quarter with a whopping 35% increase year-on-year (“YoY”) to 1.22 million on the number of passengers carried, exceeding capacity addition of 29%. Overall performance in 3Q16 signifies marked improvements in all areas compared to the same period last year despite huge capacity added. AirAsia X remains cautiously optimistic to ensure sustainable growth and strengthening its position in core markets going into 4Q16 as well as 2017.

OCTOBER 22, 2016: AirAsia co-founder and Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has won the 2016 EY Asean Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for his contribution to the region. Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said, "It is a great honour to be recognised by EY. An entrepreneur is only as good as his people though and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 17,000 AirAsia Allstars who made it all possible. Through their hard work and dedication, they help make our dream of bringing Asean closer together a reality." He added: "A strong, united Asean is so important for the people of the region, and individual member states may have to make some sacrifices for the greater good. We're on the right track with the common market, which recognises the need for the free flow capital, goods and labour. It's time we go further and push for a common visa for Asean as well as common ownership. We need more Asean brands to challenge established players in North Asia, Europe and the US, and we can only do that if we are allowed to pool our resources together."



OCTOBER 18, 2016: AirAsia has bagged top honours at the 2016 World Travel Awards (Asia and Australasia), winning the prestigious Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline title for the fourth time. Asia's largest low-cost carrier by passengers carried and jet fleet was crowned the region's top budget airline, ahead of Jetstar Airways, West Air, GoAir, JetKonnect, Air India Express, Nok Air and FireFly. AirAsia also won Asia's Leading Inflight Service for the first time, beating a field of full-service carriers such as Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, China Southern Airlines, Air India and Hong Kong Airlines. AirAsia has also been nominated in six categories in the global World Travel Awards that will be held in the Maldives in December and was also named World's Best Low-Cost Airline for the eighth year in a row at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards in July. To watch a video of AirAsia at the award ceremony, please visit



OCTOBER 4, 2016: AirAsia X recently celebrated its inaugural flight to paradise island Mauritius. The highly anticipated flight was 100% full with several VIP guests on board including His Excellency Mr Issop Pattel, High Commissioner of Mauritius to Malaysia; Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman of AirAsia X Berhad; Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Group CEO of AirAsia X; Dato' Fam Lee Ee, Board of Director for AirAsia X Berhad; Kathleen Tan, President of North Asia, AirAsia and Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X Berhad. Benyamin Ismail, CEO of Airasia X Berhad said, “We’re very excited to be here today, charting a new continent on the route map of AirAsia X with a 100% full flight. The strong entry into this market has given us the confidence we need to grow this direct flight between Mauritius and Kuala Lumpur, operated exclusively by AirAsia X.”




OCTOBER 4, 2016: AirAsia recently announced its sponsorship of Korean drama, “On The Way to the Airport” by Korean Broadcasting System (KBS). The drama stars Lee Sang-Yoon and Kim Ha-Neul and explores the relationships of thirtysomethings working in the aviation industry, with the main characters depicted as an AirAsia pilot and cabin crew. All filming of scenes related to the aviation industry and scenes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were sponsored by AirAsia as well as Tourism Malaysia.




SEPTEMBER 20, 2016: Tune Protect recently teamed up with the National Council of St John Ambulance of Malaysia (St John) to recognise the spirit of volunteerism and compassion in celebration of Malaysia Day. Aimed at paying tribute to long-serving members of St John this collaboration hopes to showcase the importance of always staying protected even while performing community service to the public. To honour the selfless efforts of some of these long service volunteers, Tune Protect recently awarded St John with RM10 million worth in Personal Accident insurance coverage. This pro-social effort is closely aligned with the Tune Protect Bubble Campaign, which illustrates how comprehensive and reliable coverage creates a ‘bubble’ of protection against accidents and other untoward events.



SEPTEMBER 20, 2016: Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) recently took another step forward towards its vision to provide greater opportunities to deserving students with Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes launching the Tune Libra Scholarship. Consisting of a total pool of RM20 million, the Tune Libra Scholarship was established specifically to provide deserving Malaysian students the opportunity to pursue their studies at ECiM. The aim is to ensure that all students who deserve the best education have access to the facilities and world-class teaching at ECiM.




SEPTEMBER 19, 2016: Low-cost carrier AirAsia Bhd has revealed plans to bring forward the delivery of its new Airbus A320neo aircraft next year to cater for the growing demand of Asean air travel. Recently, AirAsia became the first airline in Southeast Asia to receive and operate the Airbus A320neo aircraft, which is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. At the aircraft welcoming ceremony, Airbus executive vice-president Kiran Rao said airlines could reduce fuel consumption by 15 per cent and lower their maintenance costs further with the Airbus A320neo.

To watch the Airbus A320neo welcoming ceremony, please visit



SEPTEMBER 6, 2016: In collaboration with AirAsia, Tune Group of Companies recently participated in Google Ignite Malaysia. Google Ignite is a training-to-internship program aimed at empowering students with marketing skills on Google platforms. The successful event attracted over 5,000 students and school leavers.




JULY 28, 2016: Tune Hotels Group has newly opened Tune Hotel Nairobi strategically located in the suburb of Westlands nearby the city’s central business district and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The room configuration spreads across 11 floors offering something for every kind of traveller, with double, twin, triple, and family rooms featuring Hypnos beds. Travellers are spoilt for choice for dining selections from restaurants to shops to rooftop bars and lounge for both take-away and dine-in. For more information, please visit

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JULY 18, 2016: Tune Protect Group Bhd has appointed Razman Hafidz Abu Zarim as its new chief executive officer effective July 15, 2016. Prior to this, Razman sat on the Board of Tune Protect as chairman and independent non-executive director. "I am excited for this opportunity to lead Tune Protect, steering ourselves closer to becoming the digital insurer of choice. I am spurred by the confidence of the board and regulators in my ability to bring Tune Protect to its full potential," Razman said. Meanwhile, independent director of the board Ng Siek Chuan assumes the role of acting chairman in the interim, until Tune Protect appoints a new independent chairman.

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JUNE 20, 2016: Tune Insurance was awarded Top Overall Performance for 2015, 1st Place by PERODUA. The prestigious recognition was given at the recent PERODUA National Insurance Hi-Tea 2016 event.


JUNE 15, 2016: Tune Protect won the prestigious Gold Award in the recent 2016 Malaysia Media Awards ceremony for the best use of ABC Audited Newspaper/Magazine category. The award was given in recognition of their innovative zip lock advertisement in The Sun newspaper in conjunction with the launch of their Tune Protect brand name.

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JUNE 3, 2016: AGMs of AirAsia and AirAsia X were held on May 31, 2016.



MAY 23, 2016: roKKi has launched free inflight entertainment on AirAsia, adding video streaming to its host of services on the inflight roKKi portal. Guests can now enjoy access to videos, destination guides, the hot meals menu, BIG Duty Free shopping catalogue plus a chance to win attractive prizes during their travels. For more information, please visit or Like



APRIL 28, 2016: Tune Group was awarded the Malaysia Book of Records based on the most service centres.

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