Tony Fernandes

  • Speculation swirls around Tony Fernandes' Caterham team 28-06-2014 09:49 AM

    Caterham owner Tony Fernandes triggered speculation about the future of his tail-end Formula One outfit on Friday after declaring "F1 hasn't worked" on Twitter before closing his account. The team have not scored a point in various guises since entering the sport in 2010 and the Malaysian said in January...
  • AirAsia will be good for India and the aviation sector

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    Entrepreneurs break up cartels, disrupt status quo, create new markets, rev-up competition, bring down prices and expand the consumer base. And Tony Fernades is a...

  • Caterham not for sale, says Tony Fernandes 28-05-2014 10:14 AM

    Caterham owner Tony Fernandes denied on Tuesday that his group of companies, which includes the struggling Formula One team, was up for sale but said it was seeking new investment. Reports in Malaysia at the weekend had said the AirAsia budget airline boss was seeking to sell the British-based team...
  • Budget carrier AirAsia plans flights in India soon 23-05-2014 06:46 PM

    Manila: Asia's leading budget carrier, AirAsia, is hoping to begin operations in India in two to three months, the airline's CEO said on Friday. The carrier this month won court approval to operate in India after delays because of domestic airlines' opposition. AirAsia India will begin flying with two planes,...
  • AirAsia promises low fares in India; expects launch in March-April 23-01-2014 12:38 PM

    Davos: Hopeful of launching flights in India in next two to three months, AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes has said that the airline would introduce 'dramatically' low fares in the country, which would be cheapest in the market and take air travel to masses. Fernandes, who is in Davos for World...
  • SC to hear Subramanian Swamy’s plea challenging AirAsia deal today 16-08-2013 12:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear the PIL filed by Janta Party President Subramanian Swamy challenging the Air Asia deal on Friday. The PIL was filed after the Finance Ministry granted approval to the Malaysian airline to launch operations in India. Claiming it to be a fraudulent deal, Swamy...
  • AirAsia: The Tony Fernandes and Mittu Chandilya show 22-07-2013 11:30 AM

    Tony Fernandes and Mittu Chandilya are as different as chalk and cheese. Gregarious, irreverent Fernandes, who's promised to paint the Indian skies in the red hues of his AirAsia airline once he gets a permit to fly domestic routes later this year, is a journalist's delight, full of quotable and...
  • AirAsia hits back at Swamy for calling the deal 'fraudulent' 03-07-2013 11:05 AM

    New Delhi: AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes has hit back at Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy for calling his company's deal with the Tata group for a new airline "fraudulent". Responding to Swamy's allegation, Fernandes said that the Indian aviation industry is missing great opportunities due to vested interests. "I don't...
  • AirAsia to start India operations later in 2013 29-06-2013 07:11 PM

    Chennai: Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia on Saturday said its Indian operations should begin later in 2013 with flights for southern region and the company would also look at setting up some ancillary businesses in the country. "We are hopeful of starting Indian operations later this year with three aircraft serving...
  • Redknapp to stay as QPR manager despite relegation 29-04-2013 11:02 PM

    London: Harry Redknapp will remain as manager of Queens Park Rangers despite the club's relegation from the Premier League. QPR owner Tony Fernandes held talks with Redknapp on Monday and says "I don't think there was any point where he was thinking of not being with us and continuing this...
  • AirAsia India has appointed CEO: Tony Fernandes 21-04-2013 11:35 PM

    Mumbai: Low cost carrier AirAsia on Sunday said that the AirAsia India board has approved and appointed a Chief Executive Officer for the Indian subsidiary. Earlier, an airlines spokesperson had said that the airline had not yet appointed a CEO for AirAsia India. "The board of Airasia India has approved...
  • AirAsia incorporates Indian venture 31-03-2013 12:10 PM

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  • Will AirAsia disrupt Indian aviation? 13-03-2013 05:00 PM

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  • AirAsia ready for India if environment is right: CEO 10-10-2012 03:14 AM

    Kuala Lumpur: AirAsia is keen to have more presence in India if the "aviation environment" and tax structure are "conducive and friendly" for low-cost airline operations, the group's CEO Tony Fernandes has said. He felt that though the Indian government has allowed 49 per cent foreign direct investments in the...
  • QPR chairman backs struggling manager Hughes 02-10-2012 12:48 PM

    London: Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes has backed struggling manager Mark Hughes to turn around the club's fortunes after a 2-1 home loss to West Ham United left them rooted to the bottom of the Premier League. After a number of pre-season acquisitions, supporters had hoped the club would...
  • Trulli exit a significant low for F1-mad Italy 18-02-2012 11:23 PM

    London: Jarno Trulli's abrupt departure from Formula One on Friday triggered no shockwaves around the world, but the Italian's exit was still a significant moment for the glamour sport and the home of Ferrari. Trulli had not scored a point since 2009 and the quality of the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wines...
  • Petrov to drive for Caterham F1 team 17-02-2012 08:38 PM

    Hingham: Russian driver Vitaly Petrov replaced Jarno Trulli at the Caterham F1 team on Friday, leaving the Italian veteran without a drive after 15 seasons in Formula One. Caterham, formerly known as Team Lotus, said Petrov was at the team's factory in Hingham for a seat fitting and will take...