Sir Richard Branson will perform the duties of an air hostess for the day onboard a charity flight with AirAsia.
The entrepreneur will wear AirAsia’s sexy, red female flight attendant uniform and be part of the crew for a day onboard AirAsia’s flight D7 08 from London to Kuala Lumpur.
Sir Richard Branson will strut down the aisle, offering coffee, tea, food and other beverages to 250 guests on board the 13-hour KL-bound flight.
Sir Branson agreed to be an air hostess for the day following a friendly bet with AirAsia Group CEO Dr. Tony Fernandes on the sidelines of the 2010 Bahrain Formula One GP.
When Tony Fernandes’ Team Lotus beat Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group & Marussia Virgin Racing team, Branson agreed to serve passengers on board the charity flight.
A total of 160 tickets onboard this special flight would be made available for sale on AirAsiaGo.com. Flight tickets for this once in a lifetime experience are available at GBP4,500, while flights and accommodation packages start at GBP5,200 for a single accommodation and GBP5,000 for twin sharing.
Guests on the charity flight can look forward to being entertained by world-class acts such as DJ Jarren C who will spin at the pre-departure event at Stansted; and DJ Dan Healy, who has entertained at after-parties for Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, Jay-Z, and Justin Timberlake.
Street magician Dynamo will also be on board to mesmerize. Eddie Jordan, who has put a host of drivers on the world stage including Hill, Mansell, Schumacher, and Senna amongst many others will be performing with his 4-piece band ‘Eddie & The Robbers’ on board the flight as well. Also lookout for actor and comedian James Corden, star of shows Gavin & Stacey and Horne & Corden on BBC; amongst an unforgettable line-up which has been arranged for the charity flight.
Guests who can’t be on the flight, but would like the chance to be entertained by Sir Richard Branson, Dato’ Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes, and a host of top British and Malaysian celebrities, including Formula One Legend, Eddie Jordan in Kuala Lumpur can purchase tickets to the Charity Cocktail Party at GBP350 on May 2, 2011. All tickets and packages are available on AirAsiaGo.com with all proceeds going to beneficiaries to be determined by Dato’ Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes & Sir Richard Branson.
Dato’ Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia Berhad & Principal of Team Lotus comments, “We’ve come a full circle, Richard and I. Who would’ve thought my mentor will be serving as a flight attendant on AirAsia?
“I’ve got my razor ready, and I can’t wait to shave his hairy legs! Jokes aside, how we got to this charity flight is a testament that we can achieve anything if we are fueled by passion, grit, determination and never take no for an answer.”
All proceeds collected from the sale of the charity packages and special collector items at the auction during the charity cocktail evening which include personal items from Dato’ Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes and Sir Richard Branson will be channeled towards beneficiaries to be determined and announced by AirAsia & Virgin Unite at a later date.