Air Asia is a cheat and so is Tony Fernandez!

Last year in 2011 Air Asia had ordered 100 planes from Airbus Company and the shares went viral –  RM3.68 and more but this year Air Asia shares had dropped drastically to RM2.53 per share even after Tony Fernandez announced the Airbus order of another 100 planes. It looks like the public is extremely aware of the con-job performing by Tony Fernandez. Look at this chart carefully – the market watch report.


It’s a sign of distress that Air Asia not just facing the wrath from the public unsatisfying over its latest scamming businesses conducted by Air Asia which is now worldly renowned.

The market watcher on STAR website permanently displayed Air Asia’s share at RM2.78. Isn’t this evidence of cheat by Air Asia’s group CEO Tony Fernandez who’s also the board of director for STAR publication? Now everyone could be cheated.


The actual share prices for Air Asia as at 31st December 2012 is?


Truly Tony Fernandez is a dick head who only knows how to cheat!

No one in Australia can be cheated or misled especially the Australian’s effective enforcement that Melbourne Federal Court imposed a huge fine of Aussie dollars 300,000 on Air Asia and Air Asia X for its misleading website information cheating its customers concealing the charges of taxes.

Now Everyone Can be Cheated and how to cheat Customer? Tony Mother Fucker Fernandez will answer with his middle finger to all his customers who claimed for refund with Air Asia.


Try claiming for refund with Air Asia – you will be exhausted with all the pushing around formula designed by Air Asia Group CEO Tony Mother Fucker Fernandez. He makes sure you will give up with all the hurdles he places for your to go through until you learn your lesson that never tried to claim for refund with Air Asia ever again.


The solid reason behind this fluctuated chart on Air Asia’s shares performance is that it keeps dropping by the angry customers who’re also the shareholders that would not trust anymore on Tony Fernandez and Air Asia over their scamming businesses deals. It’s always the saying you can cheat your customer once but never for twice. Having you learned the lesson yet Tony boy? How’s your court cases (huge cases) going? It’s about to explode Air Asia’s pocket soon. Our wish for good luck to Tony boy yeah if you could survive in 2013.

Air Asia’s airfares to Johore Bahru has been on the rising mode lately. This year was this figure with regular fare at RM72.00;


Look at next year 2013 airfares for Johore Bahru


Air Asia has increased its airfares quietly at the rates of 10% percent per year but the salaries and wages for his workers has yet be increased since 1997. A con man is always the con-man. Even he has to con his workers by scheduling them the longest working hours on earth anyone could find in any companies. Our commentator informed us Air Asia’s cabin crew have to work for 140 hours in a month.

Isn’t this already violating the Malaysian employment act where workers can reached most of 39 hours per week for non-shift category worker?

The amount of working hours for cabin crew is already exceeded 24 hours in a month and yet it’s condoned by the Ministry of Human Resource who keep busy in getting NUFAM the not so secret but open ballot to cheat for recognition with MAS. The world now is watching on how the corrupted Ministry of Human Resource and his even more corrupted cougar minister gonna destroy the Malaysian workers part by part in Malaysia by provoking the Malaysian workers at this time when the election is so very near.

Mr. Prime Minister; isn’t that crystal clear these two ministers of yours are sabotaging the ruling coalition for the upcoming election? Better do something fast by removing these moles from the Parliament by first suspending their ministerial duties until further notice before a group of workers are on the street on strike on the day of the 13th Election.

Not only Air Asia is a cheat but the Ministry of Human Resources too is a cheat collaborating with Tony Fernandez provoking all Malaysian workers pursuing wildcat strikes within Malaysia before the upcoming Election.

The history on wildcat strikes in 1979 by the workers of Malaysia Airlines System (MAS) that resulted in the government DE-registered the trade union of airlines employees; allowing only one trade union for foreign airlines employees and one in-house union for MAS employees that sealed the last amendment for Industrial Relations Act in 1980.


Ushering a successful new year 2013 for Malaysia Airlines and its workers. For the DON; we know you’re always our loyal reader but we urge to stop the internal politic fights before you get to destroy Malaysia Airlines more. We are watching you closely and your duty bound is no longer the national duty so be very sensitive with human capital.

Stay tuned with Malaysiaairlinesfamilies for more unbelievable stories from the inside of Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia and wishing all our readers and subscribers a very prosperous 2013 new year ahead.


Tony Fernandez is a pimp, drug dealers and criminal

Everyone now knows Tony Fernandez is direct bloodline of Indian descendant even Tony Fernandez tries very hard to conceal his true Indian ascent.  Perhaps he’s embarrassed of his own wrong-doings being a Malaysian-Indian that has been cheating tourists whilst continuously misleading our Malaysians with his hidden charges including the convenience charges. Tony Fernandez only created 5900 jobs (not anymore 9000 jobs) in Malaysia and boycotting the ruling party B-END in increasing higher unemployment rates for the country and poverty for our citizens.

Compared to Malaysian Government, the ruling party who backs Malaysia Airlines with 20,000 sustainable jobs, Tony Fernandez is not a hero as claiming by many. In reality, Tony Fernandez creates agonies and suffering among his co-workers who’ve worked for him.

The recent information we received which is because of Tony Fernandez that bloggers are now become available providing information on AirAsia’s fraud and scam that many tourists included our own Malaysian travelers have encountered with the fraudulent practice as adopted by Tony Fernandez for AirAsia making everyone defenseless and duped.

It may be true that Tony Fernandez does provide a low-cost airfares which everybody can fly but he also provides the SHOTS where everybody can die SOONER and younger.

Tony Fernandez, the son of the prostitute has transformed most AirAsia’s female workers into prostitutes. Even in Japan, Tony Fernandez gave his commands crowning AirAsia X Japan’s cabin crew as the In Flight GRO providing not just entertainment but free sex services. It’s like SEX IN THE AIR above the ground. Why not? That’s very creative of Tony Fernandez. Unfortunately,the plan isn’t going well because of the strong unions surrounding the Japanese island.

The actuality about the amazing gullible AirAsia’s workers is that they are defenseless, gullible and hopelessly helpless because of Evil Kutty’s standing by Tony Fucker to continue his criminal activities in this region. We assume Evil Kutty is used to camouflage Tony Fernandez’s criminal conducts.

Today, we could say Tony Fernandez is not only a CEO of AirAsia but also the AirAsia PIMP/CEO. AirAsia’s cabin crew are used to transfer a lump sum of cash during the transit from certain destinations AirAsia flies into. The cash is unfathomable to be laundered as AirAsia’s airfares embedded as other hidden charges. Now we know how Tony Fernandez does his money laundry worldwide.

Tony Fernandez did control KLCCT and his relocation of his headquarters was the reason of his loss in the control of KLCCT. Whilst he was controlling KLCCT, he controlled the security. There’s where he indirectly assisted drug lords easily by-passed KLCCT smuggled in Ecstasy pills for his slaves to entertain his guests coming from overseas.

His lavish lifestyle is of high maintenance almost paralleled to Donald Trump’s superstar lifestyle. His ideology includes owning Malaysia Airlines and finding his nemo finally the BABI – Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim who has history of sodomy and explicit sexual conversation in the recordings tape involving BABI’s sexual activities that has been circulated well worldwide. Tony Fernandez has arrived with his resolution to collaborate with BABI and some PKR’s followers for controlling Malaysia Airlines after his failure to possess MAS MRO.

Whilst Tony Fernandez laid his eyes on capturing Malaysia Airlines; BABI laid his upbeat dreams to oust UMNO group to become the next ruling party. Eventually, such political moves have birthed MAFAA to NUFAM and then AMALAE and MATA.

Let’s us introduce who is MATA – Malaysia Airlines Technicians Associations. It is an organization for MAS Technicians workers but in collaborating with PKR group to overthrow MAS Unions that is supporting the Malaysian Prime Minister.

Previously, MAFAA failed to deliver its promise to represent a portion of MAS workers owing to the fact Ismail Lipas has been enjoying the fund for  his personal consumption for almost a decade until the association run dried with all members stopping the payment.

We’ve found out AMALAE – Association of Malaysia Airlines License Aircraft Engineers has suffered the same fate as MAFAA.  During the share swap period, an association was formed in conjunction to this political moves planned by Tony Feranndez. It is MATA – Malaysia Airlines Technician Association that has established by a group of PKR’s followers.

This forming of another association can go on and on and on until MAS workers themselves have woke up from this bolih-dreamland where Tony Fernandez will play a bigger roles helping BABI to rise to the throne.  It is Tony Fernandez’s greed that has grown deep and now Tony Fernandez is collaborating with PKR and BABI to overthrow the ruling party.

AirAsiaFamilies says this is an organized crime of Tony Fernandez. A criminal who has been given the license to KILL workers in Malaysia.

The authority should have investigated on the formation of such associations; MAFAA, AMALAE and MATA. These frustrated PKR followers are now joint venture to topple the UMNO followers in Malaysia Airlines.

Air Asia share price dips


PETALING JAYA: AirAsia Bhd‘s share price predictably took a beating yesterday, shedding 17 sen to close at RM3.02 following the formation of a new low-cost carrier (LCC) Malindo Airways which will start operation by next May.

The stock was also the second most active counter with 42.7 million shares changing hands yesterday.

Malindo Airways was formed by National Aerospace and Defence Industries Sdn Bhd (Nadi) and Lion Air’s owner PT Lion Group.

Under the deal, Nadi will take a 51% equity stake in Malindo and PT Lion the remaining 49%.

It was reported that Malindo would operate from its transit hub at the soon-to-be-completed KLIA2 and initially ply major routes between Malaysia and Indonesia. It also wanted a slice of the domestic market, including flights to Sabah and Sarawak.

Malindo also planned to fly regional routes within the four-hour radius from KLIA2 to cities such as Manila, Bangkok and Hanoi.

OSK Research said with only 12 operational aircraft in the start-up phase next year, it didn’t see this as an immediate threat to AirAsia andMalaysia Airlines.

“However, as Malindo’s scale of operations grows, this could further intensify competition and put downward pressure on yields across the board as the airline intends to price fares as low as those of AirAsia,” it said in a report that maintained buy calls on AirAsia, MAS and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).

The report said Malindo had an added advantage in its cost structure, as its new generation Boeing B737-900s had a comparably higher seat capacity of 220 seats compared with AirAsia’s 180 seats.

“Furthermore, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services will be done by Nadi subsidiary Airod. The key beneficiary to the JV set up is MAHB, as KLIA2 and KKIA will be its operating hubs in Malaysia.

“Nonetheless, competition is good for consumers, thus further stimulating the demand for low-cost travel,” it said.

Meanwhile, MIDF Research believed that it was too early to conclude whether the establishment of Malindo Airways would pose a serious threat to AirAsia.

“The premium LCC concept has yet to prove that it is sustainable in the long-term. For the foreseeable future, we expect that AirAsia will focus more on the booming Indonesian market instead of the already saturated Malaysian market,” it said. While there may be knee-jerk reaction to the news, the research house said AirAsia’s growth remained intact given its continual efforts to strengthen its footprint in other Asian countries.

The Voices from Citizens of Malaysia to the Prime Minister Najib

The voices from RAKYAT MALAYSIA to the Prime Minister – Please make us proud Mr. Prime Minister. Will ya?

Please forward this where RAKYAT could access to this comment. I really appreciate your help. Thank you for your kind help.

Rakyat’s Expectation to Govt ?

POLITICIANS, Govt or oppostions the obj is personal gain? Cronysim [TUN DAIM ZAINNUDIN] & Nepotism? RAKYAT pays the price!
Today most of RAKYAT hardly fullfill their monthly needs! WHAT need another 55 yrs to soundle RAKYAT’S money !.
The income gap is from hunders to hunderds of thousands of ringgit a month !


Tak habis2 isu agama,propaganda2,ceremah2politik,perhimpuanan2, guna nama parti, nama pemimpin utk mempolitikan agenda masing2, mempermainkan & memperbodohkan rakyat BAHAN POLITIK SEJAK 55 THN, menghasut pemikiran stp rakyat, guna taktik NORTH KOREA, pemimpin, menteri2, & ahli2 politik, nampaknya berjaya mempengaruhi RAKYAT! Rakyat spt budak2 beri gula spt kali bersuara! stp kali meningati RAKYAT BAHAWA KERAJAAN TELAH BANYAK MEMBANTU RAKYAT, MAJUKAN NEGARA, ini dah jadi TUGAS KERAJAAN , it’s Govt responsiblity to do so, every govt around the world does that! The MEDIA (Crony) is the govt BRAINWASHING MACHINE for the past 22 yrs.

PENTING SELESAIKAN MASALAH RAKYAT DULU, Poverty,Economic Decline, Employment, Corruption, Healthcare, Crime, Inflation, Labour issues, Enviroment, & many more. JANGAN jadikan isu2 lain utk tarik perhatian RAKYAT, KHAZANAH NASIONAL,sumber utama kewangan Kerajaan & GLC’S pd 80 an, MANA PERGI KEUNTUNGAN? est Hundreds of Billions of ringgit.Direct,Indirect Taxes,Income Hunderds of Billions p.a,5%Service Charge Income Billions p.a,GLC’s nett Income Hunderds of Billions p.a?Mega Project Income Billions p.a? Govt Annual Revenue Hundreds Billions or more? Calcalute 22 years – spent on RAKYAT,Nation Devoplment, balance? Any proper accurate Statments,Records to RAKYAT? KESEDARAAN RAKYAT? It shows perception of RAKYAT towards Govt, BUKA MINDA, ! TEPUK DADA TANYA SELERA !

PERSONAL POLITICAL AGENDA? (Cronyism & Nepotism) High Political Politics Propaganda!

WhyNEP? PREVILIGES? WhyPRIVATIZATION? WhyPNB? WhyASB? Why GLC? Why Monopoly,Duopoly&Oligopoly? Why Mega Projects? Why few is multimillionaires & rest still remain poor? Why few selected ones? Why benefits few Malays,Chinese,Indians,Others? Why the rest remain same for past 22yrs? High Inflation? EPF it’s enough? High Insurance Premiums? Please no hard feelings, straight to the point! The few enjoys high quality & luxuries life, the rest enjoy What? What it is stated in Mysia Constitution regarding who will enjoy & who don’t? Cronies & Nepotism? ALL BN & OPPOSITIONS PARTY MEMBERS is high income group?,Cronies,enjoy special previliges,luxuries life? RAKYAT RENUNGKAN, Always Ask Why?,Why? Why?, Always Question the Govt, Why? & RAKYAT get the ANSWER, Logic or not. RAKYAT suspious in every plan, step, movement, policy, approved by Govt (RAKYAT INTEREST) ” TEPUK DADA TANYA SELERA” !

WHERE professional RAKYAT, LAWYERS, DOCTORS, ACCOUNTANTS,OTHERS, not aware, busy, ignore, or in “safe zone” of the Low & Middle RAKYAT problems & issues faced? Low & Middle Income RAKYAT faces Welfare, Rights, Employment, Poverty, & other issues, what next? I belive Professional RAKYAT will defend, raise, assist this group of RAKYAT in any issues towards Govt, Lawyers busy with their Court Cases, Doctors busy with their patients, stay away from this?

HOW about the Royals & King? if not mistaken, King,Sultan’s & Kerabat Raja tidak boleh menyertai POLITIK, hanya Lihat (Watch) menjaga, memantau, beri nasihat bila perlu, perkembangan Kerajaan & Negara? RAKYAT? , just give instruction, order, to Govt for personal demands & take home salary?. STRAIGHT TO THE POINT, NO HARD FEELINGS, PLEASE ADVISE IF ANY OF MY STATMENT IS WRONG, THANK YOU. RAKYAT . I appreciate your Advise on this RAKYAT.

Together We Contriubute to build a better MALAYSIA !

Mysia economy growth5%,6%,7%,8%…., to impress RAKYAT that mysia is better than any other nation? worth trust BNM,MOF,Economist,Financial Advisors whom link to Govt?

The Political Agenda is The most intellectual politics to convince RAKYAT. Knowldege most powefull weapon for RAKYAT. Again I stress out,the NEEDS, PROBLEM & ISU faced by RAKYAT. RAKYAT is Asset! ” More Public AWARNESS” ! RAKYAT AWARNESS! Don’t be slave to the System ! Terima Buta2 tanpa fikir, the hidden Agenda !

As ordinary rakyat I do my part same goes to ALL RAKYAT MALAYSIA ! BUILD A PROUD NATION !



The synonym for the word “Collaboration” is “Alliance” also means merging.   Whatever this so-called Comprehensive Collaboration Framework (CCF) is just a subtle merger between a Low Cost Carrier (LCC) and a Full Service Carrier (FSC) as in the eyes of the public.

So let’s hear what Tony Fernandez says about the corrupted Malaysians politics and how stupid is Malaysians government (The Khazanah Ladies-in-Charge) for allowing him to merge MAS and Air Asia and creating vast opportunities for Tony Fernandez and his gangsters to rob complete of Malaysia Airlines, the airlines that engineers the economic for Malaysia and the strong foothold for Barisan National’s foundation.

Hey people working in Malaysia Airlines and Prime Minister of Malaysia, do you know that by the end of this February 2012, there will be another signing ceremony between Air Asia and CAE on behalf of Malaysia Airlines passing over MAS’s subsidiary – the MAS…

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AirAsia to give refund for delayed flights!!!

The delay practice by AirAsia has been well evaluated by the Tribunal Consumer Court after a minister’s private secretary initiated his demand for a full refund from AirAsia.

The serves a great wake up call for Malaysians who’ve been patronizing AirAsia’s worst ever service in the world but still got away with award being the BEST LOW CARE Airlines in the region. We doubt if the award was actually a purchased possibility to regain AirAsia’s unstable position after it relocated its Headquarters to Indonesia that provides more freedom and space for AirAsia’s CEOs Tony Fernandez and Kamarudin Pirate (Beranun) to exploit workers’ rights in Indonesia.

Indonesia is a well-known country that has not really well-developed yet and it’s rather easy to practice like “Pirates and Thieves” strategy where you could steal the wealth from the poorest. However, Malaysia as a whole is of no any differences especially among the crooked and bent politicians where Evil Kutty is involved. This former Prime Minister of Malaysia is no saint himself.

Our resources revealed it is Tony Fernandez’s idea to delay all AirAsia’s flights except its returning flight from Singapore. AirAsia’s Singapore bound for Kuala Lumpur’s flight must not be delayed as that is to avoid paying for heavy parking fees.  


Tony Fernandez’s costing strategy include accumulating all passengers from the scheduled flight on to the next flight to save AirAsia’s operating costs. His target is at least 90% of passengers must be filled in one flight before the aircraft is released for departure.

AirAsiafamilies said WELL DONE to the Private Secretary to Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob who recently won a claim against low-CARE carrier AirAsia that taught AirAsia a lesson for delaying flights at its whims and fancies.

8-HOUR HOLD-UP: Minister’s aide had to cancel official trip to Medan

.Mohd Zoolishan Ahmad, private secretary

His claim was a refund for his flight, which was delayed for more than  eight hours. Mohd Zoolishan Ahmad made the claim after his flight to Medan, Indonesia, for official business was delayed twice.

“It was scheduled to depart at 1.40pm, but I received a text message at 12.20pm stating that the flight was delayed to 8.40pm.

“I arrived at the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal at 7.45pm and was told  the flight was further delayed to 10.45pm,” he said yesterday.

He said the  attendant could not confirm the actual time  the flight would take off and  did not state the reason for the delay.

“I was told not to make the journey as it was already late, so I left immediately after,” he said,  adding that he was supposed to accompany the minister at Medan for a two-day official trip.

Tribunal president Rehana Abdul Razak ordered AirAsia to refund  the plane ticket worth RM646.

Zoolishan said  he wanted to exercise his rights as a consumer and  urged those  who had similar experiences to make  a claim at the tribunal.

An AirAsia representative  apologised  and explained that the delay was due to technical problems.

Up to 54 claims were made against AirAsia in the tribunal last year.

Read more: AirAsia to give refund for delay – General – New Straits Times

Stay tune to Airasiafamilies for more news about Tony Fernandez and his AirAsia.

Malaysiaairlinesfamilies is finalizing our Collaboration Agreement with AirAsiafamilies to expose Tony Fernandez and Evil Kutty of their wrong doings in this aviation industry. 

Tony Fernandez – A stinky hypocrite!!!

We have come AFAR from becoming the Investigative Journalists blogging our extraordinary investigations to the world about Tony Fernandez and his AirAsia together with his recent failure of secret share swap deal with MAS. He deluded the Malaysia Prime Minister of the advantages in collaborating with Malaysia Airlines where the Prime Minister later discovered the deal was to bail out AirAsia by pirating Malaysia Airlines most profitable entity i.e. MAS MRO and Pilot Training Simulators for AirAsia group to increase AirAsia’s yearly revenue. This was admitted by Tony Fernandez in his recent statement to STAR Publication claiming there is no other hidden agenda but merely trying to make more money. Yes, it is very true Tony Fernandez is trying to make more money and he found that ‘MORE MONEY’ in Malaysia Airlines and so his treasure hunt for Malaysia Airlines funds started and henceforth plotted MAS heist with the help of Dr. Evil Kutty.

Dr. Evil Kutty hence ill-advised the Malaysia Prime Minister to allow the secret share swap deal be approved for AirAsia to prepare its invasion into Malaysia Airlines.

How Tony Fernandez failed miserably in his recent share swap deal between Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia?

The truth is Tony Fernandez did own Malaysia Airlines for only 8 months under the share swap deal until the secret deal was withdrawn by the Malaysia Prime Minister after the Prime Minister discovered Tony Fernandez’s SECRET strategy for bailing out AirAsia poor financial status as reported by GUAMs.

Once again, we’re reprinting this very interesting article from Another Brick in the Wall (ABITW). Please enjoy reading this informative article about Tony Fernandez’s publicity stunts after he failed securing MAS & AirAsia Share Swap deal.

When Tony Fernandez said he is ‘glad’ after Malaysia Airlines deal failed, it was a face saving remark. Of late, he has been talking too much and creating fanfare to save face and detour attention on his problems.

At least he did not say thing like being maligned and vilified in the blogosphere and ask the Board of Directors to affirm he is not a skunk. That is for pampered cry baby Gen Y CEO wannabees (Danny Johnny Fernandez) who claimed himself as an aviation specialist and expert. Tony Fernandez is made of harder stuff.

When he said he is moving to Jakarta, there will be no engineering business for MAS. Now we know how sincere he is to collaborate. [Read in Bigdogdotcom here or The Star here of the interview].

Let Tony Fernandez pass the business to Jakarta. See whether he will get the kind of service he gets with MAS and MAB. If he doesn’t pay up, pray the Indonesian don’t cut his ears off.

He was reported by Reuter here saying, “I’m just trying to make more money. There is no hidden agenda.”

What a greedy pig he is. There should not be any sympathy if he goes around like Van Gogh.

Fell for his fanfare

Tony Fernandez is just being himself.

The stupid thing is why did some fell for his tricks and treachery to sacrifice the national airline. It is really stupid to attempt the CCF deal with a known low life character. How could anyone missed that?

Before looking at the numbers and all, an important step in dealmaking is knowing the personality. Can you trust the person? Do they have any sense of honour?

Even thieves have honour and code.

Malaysiaairlinesfamilies added even PIRATES have pride and dignity. If you failed, surrender your epaulette and retreat from the pirates’ world. However, Tony Fernandez has thicker skin than we thought.

More foolish is the revelation that all the Air Asia people that joined MAS have and will return back to Air Asia.

From Idris Jala to AJ, can’t they see that?

Why would they leave an Airline they are convince is where the growth is to go to a highly debted, losing profitability and lost its premium shine, MAS?

Tony Fernandez have been talking of Jakarta for many years. Indonesian market is the growth of tomorrow.

Yet when in MAS, Danny gave the Bandung route to Tony Fernandez. Is the Board of Directors so sure of his honesty and integrity?

Moving or not to Jakarta

Again, don’t fall for Tony Fernandez’s Jakarta talk.

It is obvious he tries to replicate Malaysian operational success abroad. At the moment, he dare not say he moved his headquarter. He still depend on the Malaysian market and would jump should it be open up soon.

But he is talking big as though he could grow profit by five-fold abroad. Can he get the same preferential treatment and political clout in Malaysia as he gets abroad partnering with former political despots? [Read The Star today here]

So he claimed Air Asia will only establish an AirAsia Asean office. Its role will be similar to the Dublin office of RyanAir as strategic planning office for Europe. Sure, is Ryan Air headquarter in Dublin too?

They made a big fanfare out of the announcement of Air Asia’s new young lady CEO, Aireen Omar for Malaysian Operations.

But it’s too soon to say hurrah for women’s liberation, Kak Ena.

Not from a man who used his stewardess as sex object like Sir Richard Branson used his Virgin ladies. See You Tube above of Air Asia advert.

It is only a fanfare. Just like the move to Jakarta. Read The Edge report below:

AirAsia Malaysia’s HQ not moving to Jakarta, says Fernandes

Written by Surin Murugiah 
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 13:32

KUALA LUMPUR (June 13): AIRASIA BHD []’s group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes reiterated that AirAsia Malaysia’s headquarters was not moving to Jakarta.

He said the low cost carrier (LCC) was committed to upholding its “Now Everyone Can Fly” pledge to Malaysians that.

In a statement Wednesday, Fernandes said the establishment of the AirAsia Asean office in Jakarta as the LCC’s regional base was to help to more fully deliver on that pledge to all the people of Asean and beyond.

He said that shifting AirAsia’s emphasis to a regional strategy was not just good business, but also a move that will keep the LCC ahead of the inevitable competition that is heading its way.

“But while others focus largely on trying to gain market share in domestic markets, we seek to expand our footprint throughout the region.

“After all, no single domestic market in Asean, not even Indonesia, can match the potential of a regional Asean market of 600 million people and a combined East Asian market of 2 billion,” he said.

He said AirAsia Asean would serve as the “nerve centre” of the LCC’s regional expansion.

He said it would operate very much like how the Ryanair office in Dublin, Ireland, serves as the strategic planning centre of Europe’s largest LCC.

“AirAsia Asean will also help us to ensure that our voice, our concerns and our appeals are heard much more clearly in the corridors of power within ASEAN,” he said.

Fernandes said that one of the reasons for locating the office in Jakarta was to help AirAsia engage more closely with the Asean Secretariat, which was headquartered in Indonesia’s capital city.

“Locating our regional base in Jakarta is also likely to have the beneficial effect of helping raise the profile and branding of AirAsia Indonesia, which is heading for a listing on the Jakarta Stock Exchange by the end of the year,” he said.

Indons ain’t stupid

Ignore all the cock and bull story of Jakarta as Asean Secretariat for Tony to ready for Open Sky 2015 and the potential of Asean.

There are about 20 LCCs competing in Indonesia. The Indonesians are spoilt with choices and not to be easily bullied as the Malaysian customers by it’s one and only LCC.

Even that is not for long with a law allowing Airline not on time to be sued.

The only way way AirAsia Indonesia can increase passenger load is to stop the long list of hidden costs and surcharges which totals up to the same price as Garuda ticket but without the inconvenience and long wait.

Associate company, PT Indonesia AirAsia was founded in 1999 as Awair and was then 40% owned by former President Abdul Rahman Wahid before he relinquished it.

It became an associate when Air Asia took over 49% in 2004. It changed name to Air Asia Indonesia on December 1, 2005. Air Asia Indonesia has currently a fleet of 17 A320s and by the look, it is struggling to get listed.

Initially, it was planned for fourth quarter 2011. The company had appointed CIMB Securities Indonesia and Credit Suisse Securities Indonesia as joint-lead underwriters for the 20 percent IPO.

Tony Fernandez announced for third and fourth quarter 2012. The Reuters Monday here reported Tony have moved it again to first quarter 2013. He claimed time was slotted for listing of Air Asia-X but he has been on a wait and see. Many scheduled IPO have been shelved.

There is a big headache for Tony Fernandez. Air Asia started operations in 2001 and get listed in 2007.

Only Gus Dur is known. The other Indonesian partner is not but could be powerful too. They may have waited long enough on Tony Fernandez’s promise to list.

On March 23rd here, ABITW wrote of the potential problem of Air Asia and the Air Asia Thai listing delay. That problem look solved. Thanks to Thaksin’s sister, Yingluck being Prime Minister.

Air Asia Thai was listed on May 31st. Read The Sundaily news report here.

According to The Edge report here, Air Asia need to list off both it’s Thai and Indonesian associate in order to bring its gearing to below 1 from 1.4. Still, the transfer of aircraft funding to the associate will only be gradual.

AirAsia placed a then record order with 75 Airbus advanced A320-200 planes worth USD18 billion for delivery 2016. Tony Fernandez boasted of ordering another USD4 billion deal to buy another 50 Airbus A320s. In addition, Tony was reported to have ordered 200 Airbus 320 Neo and the option of another 100 more.

He’s plan to sign five more joint-venture agreements with regional airlines within the next two years. Read Business Times here.

To IPO or not?

Tony is telling the Malaysian media as though the Indonesiaan are sitting still.

No … Government backed, Garuda Indonesia did their IPO in February 2011, although undersubscribed of the RM1 billion target which is still held by underwriters. They control 24% of domestic market and have tie-up with 3% market share LCC, Citilinks.

Indonesia’s leading LCC, Lion Air has a USD21.5 billion deal for 230 Boeings 737 to add to their existing fleet of 92. Their order book is 400 airplanes. Lion Air has 51% market share of Indonesiaan domestic market and ambitous target of 60% market share, which some see as implausible.Lion Air had to announce delay of their USD1 billion IPO flotation plan due to poor market condition and safety ban by EU.Aside from Garuda and Lion, there is also Singapore Tiger Airways’s Mandala and Pacific Royale to contend with.

One can see how edgy he is but he can’t show that in Malaysia. He carries an image of being on the ball and like Ferguson of Manchester United or Branson of Virgin have the upper-hand in the war of words.

Two major IPO for Singapore and Hong Kong has been recalled due to market volatility stemming from the European debt crisis. He can’t play acting on this.

Women CEO distraction 

With Tony Fernandez and Kamarudin Meranun leaving for Jakarta, flagbearer Air Asia Malaysia will be under 38 year old Aireen Omar. The announcement of a young woman as CEO seems to distract media from the headache Tony is facing.She joined AirAsia in January 2006 as Director of Corporate Finance and is now Regional Head of Corporate Finance and Treasury.Before that, she studied Economics and Political Science from the London School of Economics (LSE) and holds a Masters in Economics from New York University (NYU).

Started out as an Associate with Deutsche Bank Securities Inc, New York in September 1997 till August 2000.

Returned to join Maybank Investment Bank as Assistant Vice-President from March 2001 to November 2003. In December 2003 she joined Bumiwerks Capital Management as Director until December 2005.

Maybank Investment Bank and Bumiwerk; birds of the same feather flocks together. The link to Tan Sri Nor Mohamad Yakcop and Dato Kalimullah Masyerullah Hassan remains.

More management change in MAS as CFO Rozman Omar is set to leave. So too is Head of Engineering, Azhari Mohd Dahlan. Both are likely to return to Air Asia.

It seems former MAS Datuk Bernard Francis is rejoining as Head of Commercial for Air Asia Indonesia. Make your own conclusion.

All Tony Fernandez need to do is take in Danny.

Opened card

Now that Tony Fernandez’s cards are opened, he has a game playing with MAHB. Will he continue with it or leave it to Aireen to handle.

With his move to Jakarta and his big plans known, Malaysia Airport can’t afford to blink in the eyeball-to-eyeball head-on between Tan Sri Bashir and Tony Fernandez.

His move to Jakarta is not about getting away from the tense of operations at the headquarter and a relax environment to plan and monitor the competition with 20 other staff.

It’s about making Air Asia Indonesia grab the Indonesian market share. This time they do not have a Khairy and Zaki Zahid. Neither a Tun Abdullah.

Even if they do, the market is the determinant. They can’t yelll unfaoir and at the same time, get all the preferential treatments.

MAB know that with the failure of his Air Asia-X long haul model, tough global economy, rising competition, and made worse by his bad boy image within industry, they can call his bluff.

If only, there is no politicians and Khazanah interference.

But Tony Fernandez knows that Khazanah only extend Bashir’s contract by a year and looks likely, Khazanah is looking for someone to put there.

Tony Fernandez will want to put his man. Hope they are not talking of Danny still.

With respect to another Khazanah company, Malaysia Airlines, they should look at Indonesia too. For that matter, MAS must be able to see beyond the obvious before they go.

Does Khazanah roar have MAS interest at heart? And what is in their heart for Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad?

AirAsia and Tony Fernandez – from public champion to money-grabbing witch (swindler)

Air Asia is one of Malaysia’s great success stories.  From basically nothing except a few old planes serving a few domestic routes CEO Tony Fernandez has built it into the biggest budget airlines in Asia with routes spanning most of Asia and reaching into Australia, NZ and Europe.  He has done it without any help from the government unlike pampered bumiputra businessmen.

However, AirAsia’s success story has begun to falter amid charges of poor service, inflexibility, hidden charges, deceptive pricing and anti-consumer practices designed to squeeze the maximum from passengers.  Whenever there is a news item on AirAsia in malaysiakini, Malaysian Insider and other online sites readers’ comments are almost wholly negative towards the airlines.  It is unusual for a budget airline that purports to provide affordable flying for passengers to end up on the wrong side of public opinion but AirAsia has certainly succeeded.

When did AirAsia descend from a public champion to a money-grabbing witch?  To be sure this did not happen suddenly but has been ongoing for years.  The negative public perception against AirAsia has reached an alarming level and cannot help but affect the airlines’ business.  The suit by the Australian consumer watchdog ACCC did not help.

Copying Outdated Practices

AirAsia copies a lot from Western budget airlines like Virgin Airways but some of what it copies are outdated or culturally unsuitable for local customers.  It may seem clever to refuse to check in a passenger who arrives 1 minute later than the counter closing time so that he has to buy another ticket but Malaysians find this very infuriating especially when other airlines have been very flexible.  MAS will allow you to check in as long as you can make it to the boarding room before the plane flies.

Other practices that do not go down well with passengers are credit card charges, counter check-in charge and seat selection charge. The first two may be considered hidden charges, as they are non-optional and should be added to the fare in the first place. Those who do not pay to select seats (currently at RM35 per passenger from KL) are randomly distributed so families will be split up. This is especially annoying as passengers are not charged for any real goods or services but for the right to sit together which should be theirs in the first place. It’s like taking something away which should be yours and demanding a fee to give it back.

But probably the most aggravating is AirAsia’s RM1.95 a minute charge to talk to a service staff. It may be for something which is not their fault like flight delays, claim of refund, lost luggage or being overcharged on their credit cards but having to pay by the minute to complain is really annoying. To add insult to injury they are frequently made to wait on hold while the charge keeps ticking.

Is AirAsia Really Cheap? –  Please READ on!!!

Asia practices a sliding scale of pricing depending on when you book. Early birds get cheap prices that are probably below AirAsia’s cost while latecomers will be charged more. Then there are the gimmicky promotion giveaway seats that have to be subsidized from somewhere and it’s not from Tony’s pockets. The upshot is that AirAsia is not always the cheapest and can be more expensive than regular airlines. As nobody will pay more than a regular airline for a budget airline AirAsia tries to hide its real pricing and make it difficult for customers to compare.

This pricing model of gouging Peter to subsidize Paul does not work anymore. Consumers are getting savvier with tight social networking and no longer assume that AirAsia is always the cheapest. They will buy when AirAsia’s prices are cheap and stay away when prices increase. There are still some ignorant ones who do not compare prices but depending on consumer ignorance is never a good business model. This is like BN depending on the rural Malays to be forever supportive through poor information.

During last year’s peak Christmas to New Year period AirAsia was flying between KL and Melbourne with emptyseats while all regular airlines were sold out. This is extremely unusual for a budget airline that should logically be the first to be sold out. Passengers have wised up to AirAsia’s pricing tricks.

Customers should also compare beyond the basic fare. Things like food, entertainment, comfort kit and baggage have to be priced in as well as other extraneous charges. Passengers also fly from the LCCT, which is a pathetic excuse for an airport, and they have to walk a long way to the plane as AirAsia will not pay for aerobridges. This makes AirAsia unsuitable for senior citizens. Then again AirAsia usually flies to remote airports that may cost more to get to the city.

There are also hidden costs. AirAsia is really only cheap if you book far ahead and pay upfront. It accepts bookings as far as one year ahead. This means your money is tied down and any change in schedule can be very painful, as AirAsia will levy a heavy charge out of proportion to the ticket just to change a date. Some consumers will find that paying a little more for flexibility is not a waste of money.

Delays and Cancellations

Those who fly AirAsia know that delays and cancelled flights are far more common than other airlines. AirAsia has the dubious practice of combining flights if passenger loads are low without regards to disrupting their passengers’ schedules. The fine print on their tickets claims they have the right to do this. Only a country with weak consumer laws like Malaysia allows them to get away with it.

Those whose flights have been cancelled and are entitled to a refund find dealing with AirAsia an exercise in patience and perseverance. Contacting AirAsia staff is an arduous task in itself. Some customers say they are asked to wait 30 to 60 days to process their refunds and when the time is up AirAsia can come up with another excuse to reset the waiting time.

Long upfront payment, inflexibly, inconvenience, and risk of delay and poor service means that customers will demand a big price gap from regular airlines to fly AirAsia. This means that eventually AirAsia will only be able to sell if their prices are very cheap and below cost. Passengers will look elsewhere when prices approach regular airlines.

A case in point is AirAsia’s cancellation of routes to London, Paris, New Delhi and Mumbai. These are popular routes to densely populated cities which any budget airline should be able to work successfully. AirAsia’s stated reasons like visa requirements and additional taxes do not make sense as they apply to all airlines and can be added to the fare. The real reason as reported in The Star is that AirAsia is losing millions on these routes every month. So why can’t AirAsia raise its prices? The reason it can’t is because passengers will flee to other airlines. They are demanding a price gap to fly AirAsia that the airline cannot provide and still remain profitable.

The Writing is on the Wall for AirAsia

AirAsia may have started on good terms with the public but the honeymoon period is over. Its service has fallen to abysmal level and it is treating its own customers with contempt. AirAsia is behaving as if it is operating a monopoly when no such monopoly exists.

Passengers have a choice of other airlines including budget ones like Jetstar which has been complimented for its transparent fixed pricing. Air Emirates is encroaching in on AirAsia’s lucrative KL-Melbourne route with very competitive prices. Hoping that its new KL-Sydney route will be as lucrative may not happen after SIA have launched a new budget airline called Scoot that will start with the Singapore-Sydney route.

AirAsia has obviously not come to terms with the power of social media. In the old days an enraged customer can do limited damage as he can only influence his immediate family and close friends. These days they can vent their rage in online forums, facebook and twitter and influence hundreds if not thousands.

Horror stories about AirAsia abounds online. Some say they find AirAsia staff so difficult to contact that they are forced to buy another ticket when they just want to change a departure date. One angry customer said hehas been waiting 2 years for a refund with serial excuses from AirAsia. One passenger was especially unfortunate. He reached the airport to find the check-in counter closed and the staff agreed with him that it was closed earlier than the stipulated time. She made a phone call but was not allowed to re-open the counter. As a result the passenger missed his flight and his connecting flight and to top it off Air Asia refused him a refund.

There seems to be a culture of unsavory practices to try to squeeze all they can from passengers even to the extent of forcing them to buy another ticket. Such corporate greed will drive customers away. My sister was asked to pay RM1000 to change the date of departure for a KL-Melbourne flight. She has declared that she will fly Air Emirates from now on.

Tony Fernandez should put his mega plane buying on hold and work like hell to improve AirAsia’s customer service and public perception. He should step out of his dream world that every year will be the best ever year for AirAsia. The writing is already on the wall and if AirAsia crashes it will be a pity as it can be said to be the only Malaysian global brand.

Malaysia Chronicle

Written by Kenny Gan

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