转贴:AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines are most improved brands in eyes of Singapore public, finds poll

1)Author: Tan KW   |   Publish date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016, 10:09 AM 

AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines, two brands that have suffered three major air disasters between
them over the last two years, have emerged top of a listing of the most improved brands in
the eyes of the Singapore public over the first six months of 2016.
According to aranking by pollster Yougov, AirAsia ranks top of the poll that measures what
the Singaporean public said they’ve heard about the brand through advertising, news or word
of mouth, balancing out positive and negative sentiment.
The KL-based low cost carrier comes out just ahead of domestic rival Malaysia Airlines in the poll,
followed by Singtel, which by the telco’s former head of marketing’s own admission has
 struggled to win over the affections of Singaporeans.
Source: Yougov
Top buzz improvers in Singapore; Source: Yougov


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Tony Fernandes says ‘if’ on sale, ready to buy Tatas’ 

AirAsia India stake

Author: Tan KW   |   Publish date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016, 10:08 AM 

The comments assume significance against the backdrop of Fernandes recently receiving
overseas citizen of India status, which could provide more leeway for him

A file photo of AirAsia Group’s chief executive officer Tony Fernandes. Photo: Mint

A file photo of AirAsia Group’s chief executive officer Tony Fernandes. Photo: Mint

Farnborough: AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes has expressed willingness to buy stake from the
Tatas in AirAsia India, provided it is on sale even as he emphasized that the airline joint venture
 is working well.
The comments assume significance against the backdrop of Fernandes recently receiving
overseas citizen of India (OCI) status, which could provide more leeway for him than as a foreign
Responding to a query on whether he would look at acquiring stake from the Tatas, the AirAsia
 Group’s chief executive officer indicated that he is willing to look at it. “We are happy with the
Tatas at the moment. It (the joint venture) is working well but if any one wants to sell and

 it is good price and if I can buy I will buy,” he told PTI in an interview on the sidelines of the
Farnborough international air show.
“I (have) got my OCI (status). So why not? SOEC (substantial ownership and effective control)
 is a non-issue now,” Fernandes said.
Under the new civil aviation policy, foreign entities—excluding airlines—can own up to 100% i
n Indian airlines. AirAsia Berhad has 49% stake in AirAsia India, which commenced operations
in 2014.
At present, the start-up airline has a fleet of six planes.
Earlier this year, Tata Sons hiked its stake in AirAsia India to 49% following the exit of
 Arun Bhatia’s Telestra Tradeplace, which sold its entire nearly 10% shareholding.
While Tata Sons bought 7.94% shareholding, the remaining stake would be purchased by
the carrier’s two directors—S. Ramadorai and R. Venkataramanan—in their individual capacity.
“We are excited about India. It is a tough market... We are looking to accelerate (in India),”
 Fernandes had told reporters on Tuesday.
Besides, the controversial 5/20 norm, whereby only airlines having at least five years
operational experience and a fleet of 20 aircraft can fly overseas, was scrapped in the
new civil aviation policy.
“I am not certainly going to tell the Indian press when AirAsia India is going to launch i
nternational operations. because all my competitors are reading. It is not necessary that
airlines take time to ramp up the fleet,” Fernandes said in the interview. PTI


AirAsia-Norwegian Air cooperation in the works

Author: Tan KW   |   Publish date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016, 12:37 PM

FMT Reporters | July 14, 2016

Tony Fernandes and Norwegian Air’s boss discuss possibility of sending passengers into
 each other’s network routes.
Oslo: More tourists from Scandinavian countries and Europe might be flying into Kuala Lumpur
and Asia if a move by AirAsia to tie-up with Norwegian Air materialises.
AirAsia and Norwegian Air are exploring a possible joint venture, according to Norwegian
 newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv (DN).
AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes met Norwegian Air founder and chief executive Bjorn Kjos
for the first time at the Farnborough International Airshow, it said.
The newspaper said they discussed the possibility of sending their passengers into each other’s
 route networks in Europe and Asia.
Newsinenglish.no quoted DN as saying the cooperation could start in about a year and that it
would create a new era in route offerings for Norwegian passengers in Asia.
The two airlines, it said, had a lot in common, growing at a rapid pace on the back of relatively
cheap airline tickets and creating wide route networks in their respective markets.

AirAsia has more than 200 routes in Asia using mostly Airbus aircraft while Norwegian Air has
an extensive route system within Scandinavia and Europe, and is keen on expanding its
intercontinental routes as well.
DN reported that Fernandes pointed to a Norwegian Air button he was wearing on his lapel,
asked Kjos for his phone number and said he wanted to fly to Oslo for a serious talk.
It quoted Fernandes as telling Kjos at the airshow: “We’ve never had the opportunity to meet
each other before now. If I get the opportunity to come to Oslo, we should sit down and talk.
 Why not?”
The two airlines could soon be competing on intercontinental routes between Europe and Asia
as Fernandes intends to re-launch a route between Kuala Lumpur and London.
He had also mentioned flying into one of the Scandinavian capitals as well, feeding passengers
into Norwegian Air’s route system for onward travel. Kjos, the report said, didn’t reject the idea.
“We wish him welcome and like competition,” Kjos told DN, calling Fernandes “a great guy”
who leads “a very good airline”.
At Farnborough, Norwegian Air won the Skytrax Award as Europe’s best airline for the fourth
time, and as the best long-distance low fare airline for the second time. The Skytrax prizes are
based on votes from passengers worldwide.
AirAsia, meanwhile, won four prizes including the one for the best low-fare airline in the world.
“These are the world’s two best airlines,” Kjos claimed as he stood with Fernandes at Farnborough,
 according to DN. The prizes “show that the customers like our product. They’re the ones who voted for us.”