Tony Fernandes named Airline Industry Leader of the Year at 4th annual Aviation 100 Awards

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Tuesday January 28, 2014 09:28
Bangkok--28 Jan--AirAsia

AirAsia’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Tony Fernandes has been named ‘Airline Industry Leader of the Year’ for pushing the boundaries of the aviation industry at the 4th annual Aviation 100 Awards which was held in Dublin, Ireland last night.

The Aviation 100 Awards is held annually, and is now in its fourth year. The award is the result of a 4-month industry survey of aviation executives globally, including airlines, lessors, finance houses, law firms and manufacturers. The awards carried an average vote of nearly 11,000 industry professionals.

The ‘Airline Industry Leader of the Year’ award is decided by the replies and votes from only the most senior of executives globally at C-level, department head or Managing Director level. It is an award that taps the opinion of aviation thought leadership.

Tony Fernandes commented, “It is a great honor to be named ‘Airline Industry Leader of the Year’ and I am humbled by this prestigious recognition. It has been a great journey for us at AirAsia this past 12 years. We’ve grown from a debt-ridden airline when Kamarudin and I took over more than a decade ago, into a global brand with RM6 billion market cap value today. However, this achievement would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our nearly 12,000 AirAsia Allstars who have worked tirelessly to get us to where we are today, and I dedicate this recognition to each and every one of them.”

Other notable names which have been awarded the title in previous years include Willie Walsh, CEO of British Airways; Masaru Onishi, Chairman of Japan Airlines; and Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines.

Latest Press Release

Far East Hospitality Rethinks Luxury With the Launch of The Clan Hotel

Slated to launch in Q2 2020, The Clan Hotel's first property in Singapore is a modern luxury hotel with a nostalgic story to tell Far East Hospitality, Singapore's leading operator of hotels and serviced residences, today held a press conference at ITB...

Ctrip CMO Meets with Thailand Tourism Authority Governor

Ctrip Group CMO Sun Bo today met with Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), to discuss a partnership that will see more leisure travelers experiencing unforgettable getaways in this favorite holiday destination....

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney Debuts at No.1 Martin Place

On October 18, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney opens its doors in the heart of Sydney's bustling Central Business District. Housed in the iconic former General Post Office (GPO) building at No. 1 Martin Place, the luxury hotel breathes new life into the...

Two of Thailands national parks designated as ASEAN Heritage Parks

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that two of Thailand's national parks have been designated as ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHPs) during the recent 15th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment, bringing the numbers of the...

Photo Release: Brand New Mocha Muffins Opening

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, led by General Manager Daniel Simon (4rd right), held an exclusive reception to launch the hotel's newly renovated gourmet cafe – Mocha & Muffins. With its beautiful new look, the cafe reopened with a menu of...

Related Topics