Australian music sensation Guy Sebastian has joined leading low-cost airline AirAsia as its ambassador for Australia.
Guy was introduced last night 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 and Malaysia AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail.
Guy played a set of his songs to an enthusiastic crowd and also exhibited a number of his photographs which were sold in a silent auction along with AirAsia flights to raise money for The Sebastian Foundation.
AirAsia X Group CEO Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said, “It’s great to be back in Australia promoting artists again. Guy 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, Guy also embodies AirAsia’s values and ideals with his support of the community through his charity work.”
Guy will promote AirAsia’s brand, help create some engaging content as well as showcase some of his favourite Asian destinations.
Guy’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”.
Guy 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.”
Guy 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.
Over the course of his career, he has received 25 ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) nominations including Single of the Year, Highest Selling Album, Best Male Artist and Best Pop Artist. He won the ARIA award for the Highest Selling Single in 2004 for “Angels Brought Me Here”. With 42 platinum and three gold certifications and a combined album and single sales of nearly four million in Australia, Guy is known as one of Australia’s most successful artists.
Last year, Guy represented Australia in the Eurovision contest and was placed fifth.
AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail said, ”Guy is a welcome addition to our team in Australia. We’ve had a great response to the introduction this year of Australian cabin crew and we will continue to innovate to give our guests the best experience possible.”
From Australia, AirAsia X flies daily to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from Perth (14 flights per week) Sydney (17 flights per week), Melbourne (18 flights per week), Gold Coast (11 flights per week) and Auckland (7 flights per week).
AirAsia Indonesia flies up to four times daily to Denpasar, Bali from Perth and four times weekly from Darwin.