Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>   Malaysia News  >>   Aviation  >>   AirAsia plans capacity growth of 17-20% in 2013
NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs   23 January 2013  

AirAsia plans capacity growth of 17-20% in 2013

AirAsia Bhd is targeting 17 to 20 per cent capacity growth for this year.

Chief executive officer Aireen Omar said the growth should be in line with its workforce's growth to cater to its expansion plan.

“We are taking in 10 aircraft this year and are growing substantially. This would stimulate traffic for the group.

“We will see an increase in flight frequencies as well as new destinations from our existing points and to points that have been established by our affiliates within the region,” Aireen said.

She was speaking to reporters after the signing of a partnership agreement between AirAsia and Manipal International University, an entity of Manipal Education Malaysia (MEM), for human capital development and upscaling of human talent competencies in Malaysia.

Aireen said each new aircraft would require 40 additional workers and that there was a need for a steady supply of human capital that covered all aspects of the businesses to meet rising demand.

“We believe the venture will not only benefit Malaysia but we are also focusing on regional growth,” she said.

At the moment, AirAsia has 10,000-strong workforce in the region, with 5,000 to 6,000 of them in Malaysia.

“We are looking at building a pipeline of potential employees for AirAsia and we will work with AirAsia in aligning the relevant syllabus with competencies and soft skills prescribed by the the organisational culture of AirAsia,” said Manipal Education Malaysia managing director and chief executive officer Iskandar Mizal Mahmood.

Iskandar said MEM provided a suite of education facilities and services with total investments of over 650 million ringgit (US$213.49 million) and that the first phase of its over 140-acre campus in Nilai was now open.

“This year, we are hoping to seal several partnerships which include five global giant companies and four local firms,” he said.

Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
  Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below

Today's  Stories    23 January 2013   
Subsribe Now !
• Japan PM Abe's trip to Asean seen as trying to contain China Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• German Pharma giant bullish on AEC Asean Affairs Premium
• Massive insurance claims expected in aftermath of Jakarta floods
• Top US companies on trade mission to Manila
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

•Textiles and Garments Industry

•Coffee industry

•Leather and footwear industry

•Shrimp industry

• AirAsia plans capacity growth of 17-20% in 2013
• Dutch Companies visit Brunei to explore collaborations
• Thai billionaire on verge to win takeover battle over F&N
Asean Analysis              16 January  2013      Advertise Your Brand
• Asean Analysis- January 16, 2013  
• Asean Weekly- January 11, 2013 Sponsor Our Events

Asean Stock Watch      23  January  2013    

• Asean Stock Watch- January 23, 2013
• Asean Stock Watch- January 22, 2013

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent

• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

Our Products | Work with us | Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Shipping/Delivery Policy | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2007-2015 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand