Tony Fernandes resigning from AirAsia? It’s fake news, he says

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes speaks during a news conference at the AirAsia headquarters in Sepang, Malaysia December 13, 2017.

AirAsia group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes is in the (fake) news again, and the 53-year-old millionaire was quick to call the false reports out.

Fernandes, who is tech savvy and frequently makes announcements via his Twitter account, shared a screenshot of what appeared to be a CNN headline announcing his resignation from the largest low-cost carrier.

“This is the best fake news,” Fernandes wrote of the hoax image.

“The reality is (long) way to go before I leave AirAsia and AirAsia is investing big in Fintech,” he added.

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Meanwhile, AirAsia also released a statement denying Fernandes’ departure.

“Members of the public and media are advised to disregard screenshots of a hoax CNN story,” the statement said.

AirAsia Twitter

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In Dec last year, Fernandes had also rubbished rumours that he was retiring.

He said in a tweet then that such rumours were “laughable”, and that he was “not going anywhere. Exciting times ahead”.