Air Asia pokes fun at Tiger Airways

Sunday, October 24, 2010

If you're up-to-date on the latest news, there has been a dispute between two CEO of two popular budget airlines. It's the war of the Tony's - Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes of Air Asia & Tony Davis from Tiger Airways. The Singapore based Tiger Airways is about to seal a deal with Thai Airways to set up a budget airline in Thailand. This venture triggers competition in the low-cost airline industry, leading to Air Asia's CEO skeptic remarks on Westerners running an Asia-based airline.

Obviously Tony Davis was offended by Tony Fernandes' remarks & ended up having a public spat towards the Air Asia CEO for its racial slur. In addition, Tiger Airways stands firm by its move to build the Asian market & aims to be the top 3 global airline. Air Asia boss was unconvinced & criticised for causing several flight cancellations & passengers standed due to manpower shortage & airplane fault.

With that in mind, the mocking began. Air Asia, for the first time daringly released a full page ad poking fun at Tiger Airways' poor service. I find it so hilarious. XD

Just yesterday morning while flipping through the newspaper, Air Asia released another ad to ambush Tiger Airways. This time with one tiger thanking the former while boarding the plane. LOL!

It's not like I'm in favour of Air Asia's service cuz theirs are as poor. Lousy customer hotline, flight delays, hidden costs, you name it. To me, the advertising scene in Malaysia has gotten more exciting especially with competition like this. Competition is good~