Kathleen Tan confirms departure from AirAsia China

Kathleen Tan steps down. Photo credit: Facebook officialkathleentan

Airline industry high-flyer Kathleen Tan has confirmed on social media that she is stepping down from the president post at AirAsia China and will be “taking (a) long break to unwind”.

According to a Singapore media report, Tan will resign effective October 8. She reportedly cited cultural factors for her decision.

Tan steps down as AirAsia’s China president. Photo credit: Facebook @officialkathleentan

TTG Asia tried to reach out to Tan and AirAsia but both did not respond at press time.

Tan became president of AirAsia China in June 2017. Prior to that, she was president, North Asia, a role that involved building the China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan markets.

She stepped down from her role as CEO of AAE Travel in 2015, after taking up the post at the former AirAsia and Expedia Group joint venture in 2013. The airline this August disposed of its remaining equity interest in AAE Travel to Expedia Group.


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