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In an exclusive interview with Nikkei Asia, AirAsia tycoon Tony Fernandes says he is leaving no stone unturned in his fight to keep the airline afloat in the post-pandemic era.   © Getty Images
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AirAsia's Tony Fernandes: Tourism is back, but fight to survive goes on

Co-founder of Malaysia's biggest airline reveals post-pandemic game plan in exclusive interview

SIMON ELEGANT, Contributing writer | Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR -- "If I was Jesus Christ," said AirAsia co-founder Tony Fernandes, not a trace of a smile on his face, "it would be the second coming."

Even for a man known for his showmanship and what might politely be termed a strong sense of self-worth, it is a fairly astonishing remark.

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