Tony Fernandes

SINGAPORE – Three important things to realize the Asean Economic Community in 2015 from the point of view of the airline industry is the infrastructure, human resources and regulation.

That’s the conclusion of the discussion in the Asean Network Forum held in Singapore today, Friday (23/08/2013) featuring President Director of PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk. Emiryah Satar and Tony Fernandes, founder and Group CEO of AirAsia.

Ocean‘s faces changed significantly. Operating low-cost carrier (LCC) is now reaching half of the capacity of all airlines (international and domestic) that is in the Philippines (61%), Indonesia (53%), and Malaysia (48%).

Further penetration of LCCs also reached 30% in Singapore, 29% to 21% for Thailand and Vietnam.

S projected growth will also require the provision of pilots and other personnel are so great. The industry projects that the Asia-Pacific region alone will need 185,000 pilots over 243.500 personnel and maintenance in the next 20 years.

Looking ahead, the project of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASAM) should direct the regulators that oversee the technical problems in making the rules of each country.

One way is to form the Joint Aviation Committee consisting of the civil aviation authorities of member countries of ASEAN.

President Director of PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk. Emiryah Satar said that the three things that continue to be developed in Indonesia in realizing the Asean Economic Community.

He pointed out after the Kuala Namu Airport in North Sumatra has operated and will continue to be developed in other areas.

Indonesian passengers continue to grow along with the growth of occupation increase their revenue. That is why Indonesia’s aviation industry continues to provide the best service. “Full service and of course with low cost.”

He specifies that the aviation industry players ranging from Garuda, Lion Air, Sriwijaya continues to experience growth.

Another speaker Tony Fernandes, founder and CEO of AirAsia argued that similar things in order to provide the best service is to develop a low cost carrier. “We also continue to foster and develop pilots and engineers in order to provide the best service to meet the Asean Economic Community,” he said.

Tony with a relaxed style and occasional slip joke to make the audience laugh outlets, pointed out that who would have thought so many people are traveling and spending Malaysia to Bandung. “Opportunity is what we have heard and continue to develop in line with the realization of the Asean Economic Community.”

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