Flying High: My Story/Tony Fernandes
As a boy, Tony Fernandes wanted to be a pilot, a footballer or a racing driver. By 2011 he’d gone one better: founding his own airline and his own formula one team, and becoming Chairman of Queens Park Rangers, helping them reach the Premier League again after a 15-year absence from the top flight.
Flying High is the memoir of an exceptional business leader; the man who created Asia’s first budget airline, democratizing air travel in Asia and building AirAsia into a multi-billion-dollar company in the process.
Published as Tony returns as the face of the second series of Apprentice Asia, this inspiring personal story will be a major global publishing event.
Tony Fernandes studied at Epsom College, UK, and the London School of Economics. He worked for Virgin Communications and Warner Music before acquiring AirAsia and relaunching it as Asia’s first low-cost carrier in 2001/2. He is currently Group CEO of AirAsia, Chairman of QPR football club and owner of the Caterham F1 team.
Tony has been awarded a CBE, titled twice by the King of Malaysia and awarded the Legion d’Honneur by the French government. He has also received awards from major business media outlets including the International Herald Tribune, Business Times, Business Week, Fast Companyand Forbes.