AirAsia’s plans of opening a restaurant is apparently materialising as group CEO and CEO of airasia.com Tony Fernandes announced on Twitter that the airline is opening its first Santan restaurant in Mid Valley Megamall this December. He added that: “Who would have thought airline food to restaurant? Franchises available soon.” Fernandes also told followers that this is their chance to own ASEAN’s first fast food restaurant.
It’s real. The first Santan restaurant is opening in December in Mid valley. Wow dreams come true. Well done Katherine. Who would have thought airline food to restaurant. Franchises available soon. Your chance to own asean first fast food restaurant. pic.twitter.com/zJC8hLnN8J
— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) September 11, 2019
Earlier this year, AirAsia reportedly mulled plans to launch a fast food restaurant offering meals from its in-flight menu named “Santan”. Fernandes previously told US talk show host Larry King that AirAsia believes in the quality of its in-flight menu and offerings, and thinks its food is “fantastic”. A+M has reached out to AirAsia for comment.
The airline recently reshuffled its leadership to support its transformation into a travel and financial platform company, as well as to build airasia.com, the airline’s lifestyle eCommerce platform, into a lifestyle brand. This saw Fernandes helm the dual role of CEO of airasia.com. Meanwhile, Spencer Lee, Karen Chan, Aireen Omar and Bo Lingam also took on new roles as a result of the reshuffle.