Tuesday, December 27, 2011
This is an official statement from AirAsia
Tony Fernandes Not Leaving AirAsia
We refer to BERNAMA’s news report with the headline ‘Tony Fernandes May Leave AirAsia, No Timeline Set’, published on 8 December 2011 at 5.29pm (GMT +8). We wish to clarify that the report is inaccurate, and at this point of time already removed from the agency’s website.
Tan Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes’ statement was made only in reference to his aspiration and expectation of the quality of his successor, should he decides to retire in the future. However, our Group CEO does not have any plans to relinquish his leadership of the company any time ‘soon’ as suggested by the article.
The article also mentioned a statement made by Fernandes saying “…the three of us have plenty of things to do.” This is clear indication that Fernandes, along with AirAsia Chairman Dato’ Aziz Bakar and Deputy Group CEO Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun, will continue to pursue more opportunities with the airline and endow the company with their leadership for many years to come.
MY SAY > Well how come Mr Fernandes is leaving the biggest and most successful airlines in the world? Apart from AirAsia, Fernandes also owns Queens Park Rangers football club in the English Premier League and Team Lotus Formula 1.