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Tony Fernandes

Entrepreneur Tony Fernandes
Air Asia

Profession: Entrepreneur

Nationality:
Malaysia
Malaysian

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.

Born: April 30, 1964
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Age: 56 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus

Historical Events

  • 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)

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