Good time to work for AirAsia

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AirAsia grabs its highest award when it was named Airline of the Year by by Center of Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA). Recently they also took 6 place in Asia Pacific Brand Channel Award.“This is our best year yet. It exemplifies our endeavour in rising up against the big incumbent players. We have come along way since starting up with only 200,000 passengers six years ago and now we have over 18 million passengers.”

That is the words of AirAsia’s CEO, Tony Fernandes after the announcement of the Airline of the Year award.

If you want to learn some background and history of AirAsia and Tony Fernandes, read on. If you want to skip and are more interested to know about jobs in AirAsia, click here.

The history of AirAsia & Tony Fernandes

Contrary to popular perception, AirAsia was not established by Tony Fernandes. AirAsia was a company founded by DRB-Hicom, a government owned conglomerate (now with Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar al-Bukhary as the majority shareholder). It was an airline that was not making money (in fact, was facing a major financial loss) until Tony Fernandes came about and bought the corporation for RM1. Fernandes did not only pay the RM1 token, but also took along with him some debts amounting to over 40 millions ringgit.

During that time Fernandes was a young and promising executive at Time Warner Music, and at the age of 27 years old, became the youngest Vice President for the company. Fernandes was a graduate from London School of Economics, LSE.

Under Tony Fernandes’ leadership, AirAsia underwent a remarkable turnaround, made profit after its first full year of operation, and in 5 years time created an airline that is worth RM5 billions. It then went public and created history by having one of the largest share capitalizations on the board. In the process of becoming one of the biggest airlines in the Asia, AirAsia surpassed the performance and size of the national airline itself, Malaysia Airlines Systems (MAS) and Singapore Airlines (SIA).

Low Cost… High Hope…

AirAsia has truly revolutionized the low cost phenomenon of the airline industry in Asia and in the world. It came as a no surprise that when AirAsia launched AirAsia X that operates long distance flights to major cities like London and Gold Coast, Richard Branson from the successful Virgin Airlines decided to take 20% of the stake. Incidentally, before joining Time Warner Music, Fernandes worked with Virgin Records owned by Richard Branson and it was Branson who interviewed and offered Fernandes a job as a Financial Controller in Virgin Records.

Some time later Fernandes quit Virgin Music soon after Branson announced that Virgin Group would be venturing into airline business. He thought his boss was crazy. Many years later, Fernandes followed Branson’s foot step to operate an airline business by buying AirAsia. How irony…… Now both become crazy people… with tons of money…. Apart from AirAsia, Tony Fernandes is also the founder of budget hotel network, Tune Hotels and Tune Money, that provides personal financial services.

Getting a job with AirAsia

From time to time, AirAsia does open up job vacancies to those interested job seekers and professionals. Apart from advertising through major presses and job portals, they also have a well maintained internal job site. In the job site you can browse through some of the job vacancies there as well as submitting your resume to be considered for relevant positions available for you.

Some of the present job positions available are Software Engineer, System Administrator, Web Designer, Copy Writer, Guest Support Officer, Financial Accountant, Flight Attendant and so on.

You will need to register before dumping your resume in the website.

Click here for AirAsia job site.

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39 thoughts on “Good time to work for AirAsia

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  4. thinesh

    can i know what is the procedure to be a pilot…
    i just finished my spm
    is there any courses related to pilot
    should i take foundation or pre u
    can i get any loan

    Reply
  5. gobalan

    Now I am pursuing my first degree in Aerospace Engineering (Aeronautics) in University Science Malaysia, Engineering Campus, Penang. As I am going to finish my second year, there is a need to do industrial training attachment program after my third year of studies. May I know the industries offering industrial training attachment program for Aerospace Engineering undergraduates? Thanks for your further co-operation.

    Reply
  6. farah

    hi there. is it possible for me to apply for placement of industrial training at air asia? if it is possible, how can i apply?

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  7. safwan

    i want to work as an aircraft maintenance engineering at airasia…so whre i can study?is there any scholarships or loan?how will be my study path?starting salary??hehe

    Reply
  8. Baby

    Hi. Im interested to apply for air asia Flight attendant. But how and where to apply? Can anywhere give me the info? email me ya.
    Thank you.

    Reply
  9. An

    Hi. Im interested to apply for Air Asia Flight Attendant. So, how and where to apply? Please email me. Thanks.

    Reply
  10. jessy

    hi there,i love to be part of the air asia fligh attendance(krew cabin)..how to apply and where have to get the application form??can u please email me..thank u

    Reply
  11. dony anakudin

    Hai Air asia Airline
    i Am Donny anak Udin from sarawak(Kuching)
    I also Interested to apply for air asia airline flight Atted
    How to apply???
    Right now i still work in hotel industry,so i want to try new experince
    i hope air asia airline company can help me about this Senario
    Plz Email me if : donyfernandaz@yahoo.com
    Thank You

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  12. abduL

    Now I am pursuing my first degree in ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING in Uni. Science of Malaysia. I’ll need to undergone a industrial training attachment program in next sem. May I know whether AIR ASIA have such a place for undergraduate student to undergoing industrial training at AIR ASIA??
    thanks for all of your considerations.

    Reply
  13. nadia

    i want to apply job at air asia as a FA. But how and where to apply? Can anywhere give me the info? email me.
    Thank you. ;’)

    Reply
  14. Shathis Mogan

    Hi

    I am interested in a career in Air Asia. I was unable to deposit my resume as it states that
    the ID and e-mail address already exist.

    Please advice me on this matter

    Thank you

    Regards
    Shathis

    Reply
  15. Hannah

    hey..there..how can i apply open job in air asia?im very interested to apply with you guys..please let me know bout it..
    i heard 9dec2009 aite?

    Reply
  16. pretap

    recently i found job advertsiment at Star newspaper. i found some difficulities by the website address given, so i would like to have alternative way to submit my resume and coverletter to AirAsia Human Resources Department as soon as possible. tq tq tq

    Reply
  17. shabeer

    Hi. Im interested to apply for Air Asia Flight Attendant. So, how and where to apply? Please email me.thank you

    Reply
  18. rishvan

    i wanted to apply for aircraft eng course at airasia academy so how can i apply it and where should send the resume.please reply me.thank you.

    Reply
  19. syuada

    hye i’m from penang…
    i want to be pramugari in air asia..
    i just want to know how i can apply this job..!
    i hope u can give me the information about this job
    and how i want to apply…
    i’m very intersting about the customer service
    that why i want to apply this job…
    i really2 hope i can get this job in airasia
    thank you..

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  20. Misha

    hye… im Misha, Looking for a customer service job. If have any vacancy for that please let me noe… thank you

    Reply
  21. nuruliman

    hi… i’m seeking for the flight attendant job with air asia.. if there is any vacancy or the interview, plz do let me know.. thnk you..

    Reply
  22. hulwani fathin

    hi im wani ,how can i apply for customer service jobs?if there is any intrvw plz let me know.tq..your co-operation is highly appreciated.

    Reply
  23. kishore kumar

    Hi,i want to apply for customer service and flight attendent,how can i apply for it and what’s the procedure?hope you can help me out as soon as possible.you can e-mail me if there is any vacancy.thank you.

    Reply
  24. mel

    did try for interview Service Career Guest Service Job in kch i really really want dis job…. but no feedback from air asia..

    Reply

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