AirAsia open to hiring laid-off Malaysia Airlines staff

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QX35QVSATCFollowing reports that Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is planning to fire 6,000 staff as part of its restructuring plan, low-cost carrier AirAsia has stated it would be willing it “absorb” some of the retrenched employees as part of its workforce.

According to a report from Bernama, AirAsia’s chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes commented that ex-MAS employees currently constitute almost half of his entire workforce.

“We have grown from 200 employees to 15,000 and a lot of them came from MAS,” Fernandes was quoted as saying after launching a collaboration campaign with Petronas Dagangan Bhd in Kuala Lumpur.

“AirAsia X and AirAsia are growing, of course we will do the best to absorb as many as possible and we have been (absorbing MAS staff) anyway.”

He added the transition of employees from MAS joining the AirAsia group was healthy, due to differing preferences of airline employees – some of whom might want to work with low-cost carriers rather than premium airlines.

“Some of AirAsia staff have gone to MAS as well and that is healthy as there are some people wanting low-cost and some wanting premium airlines,” he said.

 

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Following reports that Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is planning to fire 6,000 staff as part of its restructuring plan, low-cost carrier AirAsia has stated it would be willing it “absorb” some of the retrenched employees as part of its workforce.

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QX35QVSATCFollowing reports that Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is planning to fire 6,000 staff as part of its restructuring plan, low-cost carrier AirAsia has stated it would be willing it “absorb” some of the retrenched employees as part of its workforce.

According to a report from Bernama, AirAsia’s chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes commented that ex-MAS employees currently constitute almost half of his entire workforce.

“We have grown from 200 employees to 15,000 and a lot of them came from MAS,” Fernandes was quoted as saying after launching a collaboration campaign with Petronas Dagangan Bhd in Kuala Lumpur.

“AirAsia X and AirAsia are growing, of course we will do the best to absorb as many as possible and we have been (absorbing MAS staff) anyway.”

He added the transition of employees from MAS joining the AirAsia group was healthy, due to differing preferences of airline employees – some of whom might want to work with low-cost carriers rather than premium airlines.

“Some of AirAsia staff have gone to MAS as well and that is healthy as there are some people wanting low-cost and some wanting premium airlines,” he said.

 

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