Wednesday, November 15, 2017

AirAsia urges creation of Asean Aviation office

AirAsia Berhad CEO Anthony Francis Fernandes is urging the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to create a single Asean Aviation Authority to facilitate the integration and efficient management of all their respective air carriers.

Fernandes is encouraging Asean to create a common market just like Europe “as it is difficult for the airline business to deal with 10 presidents and prime ministers.”

He added there must be effort to integrate Asean so that there will be one aviation standard.

“Put down nationalism and vested interests, if we do not get together against big giants China and India, it will give us much better chance to compete against the world,” Fernandes said during a news conference at Villamor Air Base to unveil an “I Love Asean” aircraft livery.

The Airbus plane was colorfully decorated with designs inspired by textiles, architecture, art and nature from all 10 Asean nations.
14/11/17  Recto Mercene/Business Mirror