AirAsia Appoints Country Head For Singapore
The airline strengthening its structure in Singapore and Johor in preparation of opening operational hubs
SEPANG, 10 May 2012 – AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline today announces the appointment of Logan Velaitham as Singapore’s Country Head, effective May 9, 2012. In his new role, Logan will be responsible in expanding Airasia’s presence in the island republic and Johor.
Prior to his appointment as Country Head, Logan was AirAsia Regional Head of Customer Experience. With over 20 years in the aviation service, he brings with him a wealth of experience in operations, service formulation, planning, implementation and execution of process for both inflight and ground services.
Logan was also involved in formulating customer service strategy and automating processes in promoting self-service, to enhance the travel experience with AirAsia. He played an instrumental role in setting up services for AirAsia Philippines, AirAsia Japan and the company’s long haul affiliate, AirAsia X.
AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes said, “We are poised to appoint Logan to lead our operations in Singapore, fully utilizing his industry expertise and business savvy to boost our presence in Singapore. Over the years, we retained unwavering focus on our vision to gain a bigger foothold in Singapore. With everything already in place, Logan will lead the team and give the right impetus for future growth. With 10 planes and a total of 554 frequencies operating from the virtual hub, AirAsia is currently the second largest airline operating in Singapore. As the Country head, Logan is tasked at overseeing the operations as well as employee growth”.
“He will also be responsible for the operations development at Senai Airport, Johor. With the state undergoing transformation and redevelopment project into a vibrant and thriving metropolis under Iskandar Malaysia, it’ll be an important hub for commercial and tourism activities. We need to have a solid foundation in place to help achieve the government’s aspirations, via excellent connectivity to facilitate more business travel into the state of Johor,” he added.
As a globally recognised ASEAN brand, AirAsia is strengthening its structure to support the focus to open operational hubs throughout all of its member countries and connect ASEAN people with our vast network. Currently, AirAsia have local affiliates in Indonesia (AirAsia Indonesia), Thailand (AirAsia Thailand), Philippines (Philippines AirAsia) and Japan (AirAsia Japan).