Air Asia is a cheat – Now Everyone Can Buy Air Asia’s Tickets but Cannot Fly

AirAsia suspends daily flights to Colombo

Air Asia a.k.a. the No-frills airlines also a.k.a. the Low Caste Carrier (LCC) will be withdrawing daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo, Sri Lanka effective February 26, 2013 due to commercial reasons.

Endangering the public’s safety is Air Asia’s priority.

Malaysiaairlinesfamilies say it is obviously crystal clear that Air Asia is scrapping its daily flight from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo vice-versa due to its impending AOC that’s expiring in March 2013 which may not be extended for the good of the public.

It said that affected passengers have a choice to move their flights to an earlier date, to or from Kuala Lumpur or Colombo. This is without any extra charges, subject to availability of seats or they will be offered a credit shell for the value they paid, with validity of three months or a full refund.

Air Asia passengers who are affected by the withdrawal of this route will be offered options to alleviate any inconvenience that might occur and each affected passenger will be notified via their registered member email account, as well as an SMS notification of the route termination. Air Asia’s customer service staff will also notify each affected guest via phone on the options available to them.

Air Asia will also be cancelling its daily flights to Clarke; Philippine for the very same reason.


And Air Asia’s share prices start dropping fast from 2.93




Do you know that Air Asia stop paying out dividend to shareholders since 2007?



Air Asia’s net Financing Cash flow (FCF) from 2007 to 2011 (above)

We could probably be wrong; however judging from its escalating present internal politics inside Air Asia – we do believe Air Asia will not survive in term of its lifespan that has reached the peak of mountain “Chapter 11”.

Air Asia is running out of cash-pumping strategy to sustain its unprofitable low cost business which has bigger plan to become the largest Low Caste Carrier (LCC) in Asia Pacific Region. It looks to us Air Asia is gonna falling hard and failing many shareholders.

It’s called BOOMERANG….Tony boy!

The remaining shareholders of Air Asia should have learned from the rich Knight who left Air Asia earlier even before Air Asia start soaking into massive debts with Tony Boy unsound strategy in buying Airbus planes with no place to dump and no airlines to buy from Air Asia – Group Tune Air.

Tony Boy has cracked his head by pumping more cash and more borrowings to improve Air Asia’s share prices that had crashed much since Malindo Airways exits. This sounds like Tony boy got shaken by Malindo Airways. Whilst Air Asia is paying bits of its peanut to its workers; Tony Fernandez continues rewarding himself a better pay of RM2 million increased from his RM7 million to RM9 million in 2011.

TFremunationDoes he really care for his workers? 

Tony Fernandez has the habit to fix dead salaries for Air Asia’s workers.


Figure 1

The average salaries and wages including of bonuses and allowances for each worker is at RM4,000++ per month. This figure taken for total workers in Air Asia is  from Tony’s blog where he claimed that Air Asia has 9,000 workers since 2011. Mathematically, the Air Asia financial statement for 2011 agreed with a take home pay of more than RM4,000 for each worker of Air Asia.


Air Asia has fast track promotion. Unfortunately those promotion pathetically do not come with an increment. If you’ve worked for Air Asia since 1997 – your salary will still be remained stagnant based on the last drawn salary as of year 1997.

Tony boy claimed Air Asia is doing well. The figure 1 above proves otherwise (passenger seats). The passenger seats had only 7% improvement despite Firefly was terminated by Tony boy after he became MAS board of director during the share-swap with Malaysia Airlines. Though the share swap between Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia is over; Tony Fernandez will not give up on Malaysia Airlines to another new owner.

On the contrary, the figure below proven different but real story of Air Asia which Tony Fernandez claimed otherwise that Air Asia is doing well. Rather he’s reluctant to reveal the number of dormant companies within the Group Air Asia that significantly establishing the facts on Air Asia isn’t performing well at all.



Only seven out of twelve subsidiaries of Air Asia is still in operating modes. That’s less than 60% of survivability not including Group Tune Air that have more airplanes to sell without the buyers.

Served you well Tony Boy and you certainly deserve this cause of effect for cheating the public.

Stay tuned to malaysiaairlinesfamilies more updates on Air Asia’s scammy businesses.


3 thoughts on “Air Asia is a cheat – Now Everyone Can Buy Air Asia’s Tickets but Cannot Fly

  1. Wouldn’t draw the same conclusion on the dormant companies, but nice try though. If you look back to the prospectus of the IPO most if not all (Crunchtime didn’t exist then), the other registered names existed. They’re a mix of shell companies and “name securing” (ie. like reserving .com addresses before someone else pinches it) entities. Tony’s all about branding remember so wouldn’t want someone to steal his brand names here or abroad. These are for future expansion, eg the never started Brunei hub, Hong Kong hub, etc. Brunei was supposed to be before Thailand if I recall (but then India was supposed to be before Indonesia or Thailand so I dunno).

    More to the point, I’d want to know if he’s using the shell companies for moving money around, etc. Every dog has his tricks…

  2. Bought 3 flight tickets from them on April 19, 2013. May 24, they cancelled ALL their June 15 flights leaving Clark – my flights affected. They sent a generic email with no new schedules. We had to beg beg beg for them to send us updates or the next steps. Had to beg, plead and bugged them for 2 weeks before they sent us our booking status. Filed for refund as the new schedule didn’t fit well in our schedule (and who else would trust them given the quality of customer service they provide). if getting updates and schedule were a real bother and pain in the (&(*00. Wait til you file for refund! They told me refund process must take a process of 30 Banking days. BUT, the 30 Banking days would start once their team acknowledge my refund case. Unfortunately, they are not acknowledging my refund request. They won’t put it in their system. I feel robbed in broad daylight. Much like modern day theft. They got my money as early as April 19. Cancelled my flights and gave me unfavorable flights. It’s now June 7 and I still don’t have my money back. They won’t even acknowledge my refund claim!

    Come to think of it, they get people’s money, they hold on to it for months. They don’t give the flights you paid for. They hold on to your money some more. You (might) settle for a schedule you hate rather than not get your money back. And, if by chance, you get lucky and you get your money back after 10,000 years, they give it back without paying interest. They don’t need to borrow from banks. The naive people give them their money — free and without interest.

  3. Safety Concern & Excess Baggage RIP OFF- Air Asia
    My first and LAST booking with Air Asia

    SAFETY Concern:
    Air Asia are placing monetary gain for “Hot Seats” ahead of safety!
    RE: 31st July flight AK1948 departing Kuala Lumpur at 6.45pm
    My seat on this flight was directly behind the 2 Emergency Exits rows, seat 15E.
    Of the 12 seats within the Emergency Exit rows only 2 seats were taken, 13C and 13F.
    I was one of the first to board and at NO time were these two passengers approached by Air Asia staff.
    They were NOT asked whether they were happy to assist in case of an emergency
    At NO time were they instructed by staff how or when to activate the emergency exits.
    This is something I have NEVER seen on a flight before and I have flown with many carriers Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin, Thai, British and Tiger airlines.
    These seats are charged an additional fee for the “Hot Seats”.The person in 13F was a very small lady who may not have been capable to assist in case of an emergency.
    Why were these people not instructed by Air Asia staff?
    What is Air Asia’s policy if no emergency exit seats are booked?

    Excess Baggage – What a “RIP OFF” by Air Asia:
    On my return trip from Hobart to Bangkok I booked to bring my bicycle back.
    I have never transported a bike before so I was unsure of the weight. I initially booked 15kg Sports Equipment with Air Asia at a cost of $45 AUS.
    I was surprised when I booked the bike in at Hobart with Virgin Airlines that it weighed 20kg. This did not impact the cost from Virgin as I had booked for 1 piece of baggage which provided for weight up to 23kg. I flew from Hobart to Melbourne on 30th July and was flying with Air Asia the next day.
    I logged onto the Air Asia internet site that night with the intention of increasing the weight for my bike from 15 to 20kg. The site would not allow me to access my booking. This was a surprise as Australian airlines do not allow you to finalise your booking until the last 48 hours prior to flying.
    Air Asia promote pre-booked baggage saves you 66%, so when I was unable to increase the weight I expected to pay an additional $20 – $30.
    I was HORRIFIED when I was asked to pay an ADDITIONAL $200 AUS!!!!
    AN ADDITIONAL 400%!!!
    I was extremely frustrated and spoke with a manager who advised there was absolutely nothing that she could do. All Natasha could say was “I understand your frustration, I would be extremely frustrated too”. As I was in transit I had no option but to pay the whopping $200 fee, or leave the bike at the airport.

    Upon my return I emailed Air Asia requesting a refund of the excess baggage charge. Their response was the charge was in line with their excess baggage fees.
    I then phoned Air Asia who responded with:
    1. Why did you pay the fee in the first place?
    As I said earlier I was in transit, I had two options pay the fee or surrender the bike.
    2. I was told if I was an Air Asia member I could have accessed the booking.
    Once I booked the flight with Air Asia they invited me to become a member and I did join. But because the booking was prior to the membership the booking was not referenced.
    3. Why didn’t you phone Air Asia?
    Did not cross my mind, all airlines promote do it yourself via the internet.

    I wish to share my HORRIFYING experience of Air Asia with as many people as I can. DO NOT fly Air Asia, I certainly will never fly with them again.

    This is how they closed their emailed response to my inquiry:
    “We apologise for the inconvenience caused. We truly appreciate your valued patronage and we look forward to serve you better in the future.”


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