AirAsia ropes in Malaysian born Aussie singer Guy Sebastian as ambassador

Australian music sensation Guy Sebastian has joined leading low-cost airline AirAsia as its ambassador for Australia.

Sebastian was introduced  at a VIP event at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, which was attended by music and aviation industry representatives, media, AirAsia trade partners together with AirAsia X Group CEO Datuk Kamarudin Meranun andMalaysia AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail.

Sebastian will promote AirAsia’s brand, help create some engaging content as well as showcase some of his favourite Asian destinations. Sebastian’s latest single “Candle” has been released ahead of a forthcoming album and as he judges another season of the hit talent show “X Factor Australia.” Sebastian was born in Malaysia before arriving in Australia at the age of six and now calls Sydney home with his wife Jules and children Hudson and Archer.

AirAsia X Group CEO Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said, "It's great to be back in Australia promoting artists again. Sebastian is such a huge talent and we are thrilled to have him onboard. Music and entertainment are a natural fit for AirAsia and he joins other entertainers and celebrities to promote our award-winning service. Beyond that, Sebastian also embodies AirAsia's values and ideals with his support of the community through charity work."

Sebastian said, “I’m excited to be part of the AirAsia team as the official ambassador of the airline. As a Malaysian-born Australian, who travels a great deal for my music, there are many aspects of AirAsia that I admire. I love the story of how Tony Fernandes (who my Dad often gets mistaken for!) started the company and grew it to where it is today, but most of all I love the heart behind it. "

"Tony and the team do a great deal of charitable acts and the culture within the company is one where philanthropy is of a high priority. I look forward to this partnership and can’t wait to share some of the exciting things we have in store,” he added.