Tony Fernandes does a little vacuuming on board AirAsia flight AK6306

 |Mar 21, 2017
Screenshot from Tony Fernandes’ Instagram clip.

Known for his unique approach to public relations, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is at it again, this time with a vacuum in hand.

The airline’s head of communications Aziz Laikar posted a short clip on his Twitter account today, showing Fernandes vacuuming inside an AirAsia aircraft.

“One extra crew on board flight AK6306 to Langkawi. Well done on keeping it super clean @tonyfernandes #airasia,” Aziz wrote.

The 23-second clip showed Fernandes with a vacuum in hand, dressed in his usual jeans and cap, cleaning the aisle and in between the seats.

Fernandes also posted the clip on his Instagram account.

“Trying out the new vacuum cleaner from Electrolux. Pretty good. Wanted to use Dyson but they didn’t seem interested,” Fernandes wrote.

In the clip, he remarked that the vacuum cleaner was good.

His Instagram post has garnered more than 15,000 views.

Meanwhile, netizens took the opportunity to comment on Aziz’s post, with some complimenting the ‘down to earth’ CEO and others asking him to make sure other parts of the aircraft is also clean.

“So down to earth,” commented Twitter user Lim Kim Hsia, with a thumbs up sign.

“Please also ensure regular cleaning on the tray sir.. it’s always sticky,” said Alvin Lim.

Twitter user @fra_klmy said, “Clean the toilet puhleeessss.”

Shahrin Yahya said, “What a superb CEO!!!!!!”

On Fernandes’ Instagram, user @simeon78 said, “Well done Tan Sri.. lead by example.”

“Electrolux is so lucky. Sales shooting up from now on,” said user @oegwa_uisa_j5.

A few days ago, Fernandes shared a video of an AirAsia staff dancing to Britney Spears’ Toxic in an empty aircraft on his Instagram.

“Classic. AirAsia version of Toxic. The talent in AirAsia never fails to amaze. @assrafnasir is the best. Love it that staff can just have fun and be themselves,” Fernandes remarked, referring to the airline’s cabin crew Assraf Nasir.

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