AirAsia paints the skies (RED), featuring 88rising

 AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes (centre) flanked by (RED) CEO Deborah Dugan (centre left), Malaysian Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr Dzukefly Ahmad (centre right), 88rising CEO Sean Miyashiro (left of Dugan), Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (right of Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly) and AirAsia cabin crew at the livery launch.

AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes (centre) flanked by (RED) CEO Deborah Dugan (centre left), Malaysian Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr Dzukefly Ahmad (centre right), 88rising CEO Sean Miyashiro (left of Dugan), Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (right of Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly) and AirAsia cabin crew at the livery launch.

SYDNEY, 12 November 2018 - AirAsia is proud to announce our partnership with (RED) in support of the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS.

The funds generated from the (AirAsia)RED partnership will go directly to the Global Fund to support HIV/AIDS programmes in the Asia Pacific region, where around 1.9 million people are living with HIV, according to 2017 UNAIDS data.

AirAsia has pledged proceeds from its current Mega Sale promotion and various activities planned for 2019.

For every seat sold on airasia.com and the AirAsia mobile app during the 24-hour period from noon today until noon on Wednesday (GMT +8), AirAsia will donate 20 US cents, enough to buy one day’s worth of live-saving antiretroviral treatment for someone living with HIV.

In addition, AirAsia and (RED) will be collaborating with leading global music label 88rising to launch a new and exciting music and arts festival in 2019 to drive positivity and awareness of HIV/AIDS in the region. Dates, location and lineup will be announced at a later date.

The partnership was announced at the unveiling of a special (WEAREALLCHAMPIONS)RED livery at Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today. Guests were treated to a live performance by Los Angeles-based rapper Dumbfoundead, an 88rising collaborator who performed at their recent Head in the Clouds festival in the US.

The event was attended by Malaysian Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) Malaysian Business Consortium on HIV/AIDS Manager Dr Rethish Raghu, MAF Advocacy Manager Dayana Omar, (RED) CEO Deborah Dugan, 88rising Founder and CEO Sean Miyashiro, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and AirAsia Group Head of Branding Rudy Khaw, among others.

(RED) CEO Deborah Dugan said, “We couldn't be more excited to partner with such a creative and innovative brand like AirAsia! Loved by millions and committed to making a real difference, the (AirAsia)RED partnership is literally taking the AIDS fight to new heights.”

88rising Founder and CEO Sean Miyashiro said, “88rising is absolutely over the moon with the idea of an amazing music and arts festival that empowers a young audience to save lives. All of 88rising will put all of our creative minds together to make this experience one of a kind, while creating massive awareness and engagement to a globally minded audience.”

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said, “AirAsia has always been about making the impossible possible. Today’s global partnership is all about championing new opportunities, both for those living with HIV/AIDS and in terms of bringing a broader message of positivity and change. And this is just the beginning. We have many more things planned with (RED), with support from 88rising, to supercharge outreach in the region, so watch this space.”