AirAsia celebrates ASEAN’s jubilee

AIRASIA has launched AirAsia Loves ASEAN, a series of initiatives focused on education, talent development and the economy to celebrate 50 years of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The initiatives comprise the AirAsia ASEAN University Partnership, ASEAN Entrepreneurs Day, Asean Journalists Camp and Allstars Exchange Programme.

Through the university partnership, AirAsia will give tertiary students from across the region internship opportunities in various capacities with the airline, with a chance to secure full-time employment upon graduation.

ASEAN Entrepreneurs Day will reinforce AirAsia’s commitment to entrepreneurs by providing them with a forum to learn from the best startups in the region and a platform to develop and market their businesses.

AirAsia Loves ASEAN was launched at the Philippine Air Force Headquarters at Villamor Air Base in Metro Manila yesterday. Asean Deputy Secretary-General Dr AKP Mochtan and Malaysian Ambassador to the Philippines Dato’ Razlan Abdul Rashid, among others, attended.

“We owe our success to ASEAN,” AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes said. “As a truly ASEAN airline, we want to bring the people across the region closer together in line with the amazing work ASEAN has done over the past 50 years.” (PR)