(Letter published on behalf of our colleague, Mohammed Abdul Gafoor)

My dearest colleagues and FRIENDS,

My life’s destiny has brought me to today, marking my final day as an employee with AirAsia. Looking back 11 colorful years have passed and I must say that I am ending my journey with the company with the very fondest of memories.

My journey started in 1997 as the 1st batch of Male flight attendant’s and grew to be the 1st Male Leading Steward in 1999. It’s still fresh in my memory how we started of with 2 aircraft at that time. Year 2001 was great for the company as Tune Air took over and personally for me, I was promoted as a In-flight Supervisor cum Trainer. The journey further expanded for me as I was made full time instructor in year 2005 marking a milestone in my career and making me realize that I am one of the few privileged ones who have been given the opportunity to grow together with the company.

All in all I had a wonderful time meeting people from all walks of life, people whom in every bit of their own way changed my life, made me more matured and in their own way contributed to the person I am today. Thank you for being there for me, in guiding me and in taking my guidance. It has been my honor to have had the opportunity to work alongside you.

My most memorable experiences I must say is with the Flight Ops Football Team of AirAsia. Mohd Noor Ezanie, Aloysius John, Daud Othman and I are part of the 11 year standing legacy of this team. Winning the AirAsia Football league 2008, has been the best reward for being part of a great team. Guys, although I am hanging up my jersey rest assured that ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ as I will still be cheering on for you guys from the spectators stands. Keep up the spirit and Cheers for more victory to come!

I would also like to take this opportunity to personally thank Mr Azran Osman Rani, CEO of AirAsia X for giving me and Flight Ops Football Team a once in a lifetime experience to play Football in Gold Coast, Australia.

To my colleagues in the Academy, what can I say, many thanks for the support and due diligence shown to me over the years. I would not have done it without you guys. Thank you to also the rest of the AirAsia working force, it’s been a pleasure and I am going to miss you guys dearly.

My next journey takes me to a different industry altogether. I will be involved in Fresh water Aqua-culture business in rearing Giant Prawns, Catfish and other fresh water breeds. For those who wish to support me in means of investments or even purchase of these livestock please feel free to contact me.

Lastly allow me to sign off with a dedication to one of the best memorable songs sung by the late Frank Sinatra…..

‘Friends, here is my final signoff with the wish of greater things for this great company and it’s many great people, may the almighty bless you in each and every way
’….MY WAY.. And now, the end is near; And so I face the final curtain. My friend, I’ll say it clear, I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain. I’ve lived a life that’s full.
I’ve traveled each and every highway; But more, much more than this, I did it my way…

P/S : For those who are still keeping any memorable photographs, would appreciate if I could have a copy of it..just email me..Thank you and till we meet again.

God Bless….Wasalam..