Low-cost airline AirAsia group chief executive officer Tony Fernandes has been named Airline Chief Executive Officer of the Year for the third consecutive year by the Centre for Aviation (CAPA).
Commenting on the award, Fernandes said AirAsia had come a long way since he first won the accolade in 2004 to become a truly Asian airline.
He said with operations in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, and soon, Japan, the airline now has more than 200 aircraft and 17,000 staff.
“We’re the only airline that flies to all 10 Asean nations and, with Fly-Thru, we can connect the whole of Asia Pacific from Japan, Korea and China to Australia and New Zealand to India and beyond, in just one stop. We even fly as far as Mauritius now,” he said in a statement today.
The award was presented to him at the 2016 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence in Amsterdam.