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AirAsia and Google to launch Asia's first 'tech academy'

New tech-training facility will be open to the public by end of this year

 The AirAsia-Google Cloud Academy is a collaboration between AirAsia’s RedBeat Ventures and Google Cloud. (Nikkei Montage/ Source photo by AP) 

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's AirAsia Group says it will co-found a tech-training facility with Silicon Valley giant Google, as Southeast Asia's biggest budget carrier by fleet continues its push to become a technology-led company.

AirAsia Group President Aireen Omar told the Nikkei Asian Review that fresh tech talent would play a vital role in developing new businesses within the group and help fulfill plans by Group CEO Tony Fernandes to remake AirAsia into a digital era disrupter.

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