AirAsia Starts Kuala Lumpur-Bhubaneswar Service

27th Apr 2017

Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia Bhd shared photos and videos of its maiden flight between Kuala Lumpur and Bhubaneswar on its Twitter page this Wednesday. After successfully landing at the airport in this Indian city, the plane was given the customary cannon water salute.

The airline tweeted at 10:19 PM:

We’ve landed in #Bhubaneswar!

And in another tweet added:

It's #Bhubaneswar! We're flying 4x weekly!

So, we already know that AirAsia is going to fly four times per week to the capital and the largest city in the Indian state of Odisha, and it will also be a direct line. The route will be operated exclusively by AirAsia Bhd, under flight code AK.

This route will also be AirAsia’s 14th into India.

WFA Expands Global Leadership Team, AirAsia Gets a Spot

Meanwhile, AirAsia’s Director of Media Margaret Au Yong has been appointed as the new member of World Federation of Advertiser’s (WFA) global leadership team, along with several other prominent people from other companies.

Apart from Au Yong, the new members of the WFA global leadership team are: L’Oreal’s Chief Digital Officer Lubomira Rochet; vice president for global media at Coty Alison Keith; Divisional Vice President for Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand at Emirates Airways Boutros Boutros and Global Media Director at RB Andrea Bernhardt.

At the same time, Phil Smith, Chief Executive Officer of the British Advertisers Association (ISBA) and Ander Ericson, CEO at the Sveriges Annonsörer have both joined WFA’s executive committee. Mr. Ericson has also been appointed as the new treasurer for WFA.

Finally, chief marketing officer at RBS David Wheldon and vice president of public affairs at Mars Matthias Berninger have been elected to serve another term as the president and deputy president of WFA.

The WFA Global Leadership Team includes heads of national advertiser associations as well as people from multi-national brands. As Stephen Lorke, CEO at WFA said:

One of the many strengths of this organisation is the way that so many senior, knowledgeable executives are willing to share their time and insights to help identify and tackle the many common challenges brand marketers face.

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