AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes (L) talks with director Sunu Widyatmoko during a news conference
AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes (L) talks with director Sunu Widyatmoko during a news conference at the Juanda International Airport, Surabaya December 28, 2014. Indonesia's air force was searching for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 carrying 162 people that went missing on Sunday after the pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. The Airbus 320-200 lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control at 6:17 a.m. (2317 GMT), officials said. REUTERS/Beawiharta Reuters/Beawiharta

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes was "absolutely devastated" after one of his planes went missing on Sunday, Dec, 28, while en route to Singapore from Surabaya, Indonesia. The missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 was 42 minutes into its flight before it vanished with 162 people on board, including the Airline's crew with two pilots.

"On behalf of AirAsia my condolences to all," the head of AirAsia group Tony Fernandes posted on his Twitter account. "Words cannot express how sorry I am. "This is a scar with me for the rest of my life...There is at least some closure as opposed to not knowing what's happened and holding out hope," he added at a press conference on Tuesday, Dec. 30.

With rescuers having a hard time searching for clues due to strong tides and stormy weather, the authorities are still hopeful for survivors due to the presence of a life raft. As of now, there is no report for any survivors with six bodies recovered from the water alongside a plane door, some luggage and an emergency slide 100 miles off the coast of Borneo Island.

Many of the passengers are reportedly still on board the aircraft and officials have confirmed that debris found in Java Sea are from AirAsia Flight QZ8501. Aircrafts from several countries helping for the search and rescue operations are now in full force to expedite in scanning the sea early Wednesday morning, Dec. 31.

Divers were also being deployed to search for plane's "black box" flight recorders to determine the cause of the tragic accident. A public memorial will be held in Surabaya today, Wednesday evening local time, to pray for the souls of the passengers who lost their lives and their families back home.

The governor of East Java province told BBC that all New Year's Eve celebration have been cancelled to mourn the victims of AirAsia Flight QZ8501. Indonesian President Joko Widodo also extended his deepest sympathy to the victim's families and promised a thorough search victim's bodies.