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AirAsia Bags ASEAN Business Award 2017
September 07, 2017 11:35 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 (Bernama) --Budget airline AirAsia Bhd has bagged this year's ASEANBusiness Award (ABA) for Priority Integration Sector -Tourism, for its outstanding performance in the region'spriority integration sector of tourism.

In a statement, its Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandessaid ASEANintegration wasabout people as much as it wasabout policies.

"It's not just about having a community on paper. It's about experiencing first-hand how others live,creating new jobs in travel and tourism andforming new supply chains by connecting places that have never been connected," he said.

He noted thatair travel didthis and moreandAirAsiacarried 13.4 million people within ASEANlast year.

"We are proud to do our part to bring the region closer together," he added.

The ABA was created by the ASEANBAC in 2007 to recognise outstanding ASEANenterprises, serve as a platform to spread information on the Asean Economic Community, and spotlight small and medium enterprises that have the potential of becoming global economic players in their respective industries.

In addition to tourism, priority integration sector awards were given for achievements in 11 other sectors, namelyfisheries, electronics, e-Asean/ICT, textiles, logistics, wood-based, rubber, agri-foods, healthcare, automotive,and retail.

At 10.55 am, AirAsiashares rose two sen to RM3.42 with 3.36 million shares transacted.


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