Why Famous: Founder of Tune Air Sdn. Bhd., who bought a struggling AirAsia and turned it into the first budget no-frills airline in Malaysia with the now famous tagline "Now everyone can fly",
He also helped arrange the open skies agreement with neighboring Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.
- 2001-12-02 Tony Fernandes' company Tune Air Sdn Bhd buys the heavily indebted AirAsia for 1 MYR (about USD 0.26 at the time)
- Directors Biography - Tan Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes - AirAsia
- How Air Asia founder Tony Fernandes' dream came true - BBC News