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AirAsia has been named the World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the sixth year running at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final. AirAsia emerged top in the category after receiving the most votes from travellers and industry executives, ahead of Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Ryanair, easyJet, Jetstar Airways, Norwegian Air, West Air, flydubai, Air Arabia, flynas, and fastjet.
By AirAsia on December 3, 2018
AirAsia X today announced the launch of an exclusive direct route connecting Kuala Lumpur with Fukuoka, Japan today. The four times weekly service set to commence on 28 February 2019, will be the airline group’s fifth destination in Japan and fourth route from Kuala Lumpur, strengthening Malaysia – Japan bilateral ties while stimulating local trade and tourism growth.
By AirAsia on November 29, 2018
Ground Team Red Sdn Bhd (GTR) today unveiled its control centre for ground handling services in Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2), the first of its kind in Malaysia.
By AirAsia on November 12, 2018
AirAsia today celebrated its maiden flight from Kota Kinabalu to Macao, becoming the only airline to connect the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state to the “World Centre of Tourism and Leisure”.
By AirAsia on November 7, 2018
AirAsia is launching Ipoh-Singapore, its first international route from the Bougainvillea City starting 2 December 2018. The four times weekly direct flights from Ipoh to Singapore marks AirAsia Malaysia’s second route from the capital of the Silver State after it launched the Ipoh-Johor Bahru route on 1 October 2018.
By AirAsia on November 1, 2018
AirAsia’s inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur to Silangit – Lake Toba touched down at Silangit International Airport yesterday, marking the airline’s footprint to a new destination in Asean.
By AirAsia on October 29, 2018
AirAsia will further its expansion into China with the announcement of an exclusive direct service between Kuala Lumpur and Tianjin, connecting the coastal city in China of more than 15 million people with Southeast Asia and beyond from 2 December 2018.
By AirAsia on October 11, 2018
AirAsia’s inaugural flight from Johor Bahru to Ipoh took off today, adding an exciting new destination to the airline’s extensive network.
By AirAsia on October 2, 2018
SEPANG, 14 August 2018 – AirAsia further strengthens Kota Kinabalu hub with the launch of new direct route to Macao, China. The four weekly flights will commence on 2 November 2018. Best known globally as ‘The Vegas of Asia’, Macao is a vibrant city offering 25 world historical heritages. The city blends Portuguese culture with traditional Chinese traits, making it a unique destination to visit. Spencer Lee, AirAsia Malaysia Head of Commercial said, “Kota Kinabalu is one of our largest hubs after Kuala Lumpur and we are committed to grow it further by expanding our network to more local and international cities. We recently launched direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Bangkok, and we are delighted to connect Sabahan to Macao and […]
By AirAsia on August 14, 2018
AirAsia BIG members will enjoy more perks, including instant discounts, when they book flights directly on airasia.com or via the AirAsia app.
By AirAsia on August 2, 2018
SEPANG, 10 July 2018 – AirAsia today confirmed it will transition its twice daily Melbourne (Australia) services from Tullamarine Airport to Avalon Airport from 5 December this year, at the same time launching the first ever services from Victoria’s second international airport. Operated by AirAsia’s long-haul affiliate, AirAsia X, the double daily return services departing Kuala Lumpur’s klia2 (mid morning and evening) will deliver guests from Malaysia and Asean closer to one of Australia’s top tourism drawcards, the Great Ocean Road, while continuing to provide convenient and affordable access to downtown Melbourne. AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail made the announcement at Tune Hotel klia2 yesterday, in the presence of numerous tourism, airport and industry officials including Councillor Bruce Harwood, Mayor for the […]
By AirAsia on July 11, 2018
SEPANG, 19 May 2018 – AirAsia, via its agencies took home 11 accolades; five gold, five silver and one bronze at the 2018 MARKies Awards, held in Kuala Lumpur recently. Four of the gold awards; Best Idea – Digital, Best Idea – Mobile, Best Use of Digital and Best Use of Social were awarded for its Adventure Live campaign; an interactive travel series broadcasted directly from six destinations in Southeast Asia; Hanoi, Cebu, Yangon, Lombok, Phnom Penh, and Luang Prabang via Facebook Live feature on AirAsia’s Facebook page. Whereas, the 48 Hours In Asia campaign bagged another gold for Best Idea – Female Audience category. Moreover, the world’s best low-cost airline garnered another two silver awards under the 48 Hours In Asia campaign […]
By AirAsia on May 21, 2018
SEPANG, 23 April 2018 – AirAsia is partnering with Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) as one of the airline partners for the upcoming Borneo Jazz Festival in Miri from 11 to 13 May 2018 and Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) in Kuching from 13 to 15 July 2018. The partnership is in line with our continuous effort to boost visitors to Sarawak as we will reach out to all 23 countries that we operate in to not just promote the festivals, but the diverse cultural identities, unique traditions and the eco-tourism attributes in Sarawak. Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial, AirAsia Malaysia said, “We are pleased to partner with Sarawak Tourism Board as one of the airline partners for the both internationally-acclaimed festivals while further strengthening […]
By AirAsia on April 24, 2018
KUALA LUMPUR, 23 March 2018 – AirAsia today announced the appointment of legendary Brazilian footballer Roberto Carlos as a new global brand ambassador. The announcement was made at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral with AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat and AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail in attendance. Football legend Roberto Carlos (middle) with Riad Asmat, CEO of AirAsia Malaysia (middle left), and Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X Malaysia (middle right) as AirAsia unveils its latest global brand ambassador. AirAsia Group CEO and AirAsia X Co-Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said, “No one embodies the dare to dream spirit like Roberto Carlos. From playing on streets of Garça and deciding to be a professional footballer at 12 to the amazing free kick against […]
By AirAsia on March 23, 2018
SEPANG, 28 February 2018 – AirAsia now flies you to the long awaited stylish coastal town of Hua Hin, Thailand with four times weekly direct flights starting 18 May 2018. As a truly Asean airline, the latest route to Thailand marks AirAsia Malaysia’s (flight code AK) seventh destination to the Land of Smiles, consistent with the airline’s continuous efforts to provide the widest network in Asean and connecting the road less travelled in the region to the world. Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial, AirAsia Malaysia said, “We are thrilled to introduce Hua Hin as the latest addition to our ever growing network. Since launching Phuket in 2003 as our first international route from Kuala Lumpur, we have flown to seven cities in […]
By AirAsia on March 1, 2018
SEPANG, 21 February 2018 – AirAsia BIG Members will be able to enjoy free Internet on ROKKI flights from today. All BIG Members will be given a 2MB Chats Plan for access to WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, KakaoTalk and Viber application every time they fly on a ROKKI-enabled flight. BIG Members only need to connect to ROKKI Wi-Fi during the flight and log in to the ROKKI portal (rokki.com) using their AirAsia BIG login details to automatically redeem the plan. ROKKI CEO, Lalitha Sivanaser said, “Connectivity is integral to our lives, and this is something ROKKI understands implicitly. We hope that this free inflight Internet will help guests stay in touch with their friends and family and get the latest updates no matter […]
By AirAsia on February 21, 2018
JAIPUR – AirAsia X has announced its latest route from Kuala Lumpur to Jaipur, making it easier for the people from Kuala Lumpur to travel to North West India, with promotional all-in-fares from RM199 one-way*/ INR3,555*. The promotional all-in-fares from RM199* / INR3,555* one way on standard seats runs from 5 February until 11 February 2018 for travel period between 5 Feb until 31 July 2018. The award winning Premium Flatbed is also available for booking at promotional all-in-fares from RM 699*/ INR11,900 *.The seats are available for booking on airasia.com. A special ceremony was held to celebrate the inaugural flight, which landed at Jaipur International Airport yesterday evening (5 February 2018). AirAsia X is the only low cost carrier to offer this direct route from Kuala Lumpur and Jaipur, the capital […]
By AirAsia on February 9, 2018
KUALA TERENGGANU, 10 January 2018 – AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline today celebrated the ‘Beautiful Terengganu, Malaysia’ livery in partnership with Terengganu State Government at Sultan Mahmud Airport, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu. The livery is set to be a major promotional platform for the state for two years. The state’s tourism products will also be promoted inflight on the overhead compartment, back seat, table tray and in the airline’s inflight magazine, travel 3Sixty°. Moreover, this partnership will bring a positive impact on the state’s tourism as the aircraft showcasing the beautiful Terengganu will be flown to international destinations flown by AirAsia as well. Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial AirAsia Berhad said, “We are proud to celebrate the ‘Beautiful Terengganu, Malaysia’ livery […]
By AirAsia on January 12, 2018
Experience the enchanting historical city of Jaipur from forts, palaces, golden sands, street shopping, rich cuisine and much more Special promo with all-in fares from as low as RM229* one way! SEPANG, 6 NOVEMBER 2017 – AirAsia X will achieve yet another milestone with the announcement of direct services from Kuala Lumpur to Jaipur, India with four times-weekly flights effective 5 February 2018. AirAsia X launches the new unique route today, offering promotional all-in fares from as low as RM229* for economy seat and RM699* one way for Premium flatbed seats open for bookings on airasia.com for the travel period between 5 Feb 2018 and 21 Nov 2018. AirAsia X is the first low-cost long-haul carrier to fly direct from Kuala Lumpur to […]
By AirAsia on November 6, 2017
SEPANG, 29 September 2017 – Ejen Ali and AirAsia today unveiled a new partnership campaign, #MisiAspirasiAirAsia, during a press conference held at AirAsia’s Headquarters – RedQ. The campaign is launched as Ejen Ali and AirAsia’s push to inspire and empower more kids to be the future leaders of the world. For Ejen Ali, everyone can be a hero and no mission is ever too small, while AirAsia embodies the values of being aspirational, friendly, thrifty and kind. The partnership thus brings together these hero qualities as a call-to-action to kids to be the best version of themselves that they aspire to be. Fans of Ejen Ali can now watch Ejen Ali’s Season 1 via ROKKI Wi-FI, offering FREE in-flight entertainment including games, music, and hours of video content which perfect […]
By AirAsia on September 29, 2017
NHA TRANG, 15 SEPTEMBER 2017 – AirAsia continues to widen the Asean connectivity with the inaugural flight of its 54th unique route to Nha Trang, Vietnam that flies daily directly from Kuala Lumpur. The maiden flight also marked another milestone for the carrier as AirAsia is the first airline to operate direct flights to Nha Trang from Malaysia. The inaugural flight recorded a positive flight load of 93%. A grand receiving ceremony was held at the Cam Ranh International Airport to celebrate the arrival of flight AK204 in Nha Trang. The aircraft arrived at 11.35AM yesterday and was greeted with a water cannon salute. Guests on board the inaugural flight included Dato’ Fam Lee Ee, Board of Directors for AirAsia Berhad; Spencer Lee, […]
By AirAsia on September 15, 2017
SEPANG, 8 September 2017 – AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline, today unveiled the world’s first Freedom Flyer Programme aimed at making it easier, faster and better for loyal guests to earn AirAsia BIG Points. The overhauled loyalty programme, powered by AirAsia BIG Loyalty, is based on a unique membership status system determined by how often guests fly – the more guests fly with AirAsia, the faster they will earn BIG Points, regardless of how much they spend on fares. The four-status system starts with Red status for guests who fly 13 or fewer one-way short-haul flights in the preceding 12 months, through to Gold and Platinum, and all the way up to Black for those who fly 50 or more times with […]
By AirAsia on September 12, 2017
Eight young Malaysian swimmers aged 12-15 enjoyed exclusive training sessions with Ben Proud in Phuket, Thailand PHUKET, 8 September 2017 – Eight young Malaysian swimming talents experienced an once-in-a-lifetime two-days exclusive training with Olympian Ben Proud and his elite coaches at Phuket, Thailand as the AirAsia presents Ben Proud’s Talent Pool programme draws to a close this year. This annual talent development programme is part of a four-year partnership between AirAsia and the British Olympian in support of his journey towards qualifying for Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan in 2020. AirAsia’s Regional Head of Branding Rudy Khaw said, “AirAsia is well known as a dream-enabler that has realised the dreams of millions to travel. We believe that dreams should always be pursued and we want to […]
By AirAsia on September 11, 2017
LANGKAWI, 19 AUGUST 2017 – AirAsia, the World’s Best Low-Cost airline today celebrated its new direct route from Langkawi to Shenzhen, with an officiating ceremony by YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia at Kompleks Lang Merah, Langkawi International Airport. This new direct flight which will be operating three times a week, is poised to further boost the tourism on the island, in line with the Langkawi Development Authority’s (LADA) mission to tap into new foreign markets. This new unique route to China enables Langkawi to be even further developed as a world-class tourist destination. Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia said, “We would like to thank the Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak for officiating this new direct flight between Shenzhen and […]
By AirAsia on August 21, 2017
AirAsia has won the best Asean marketing campaign at the Asean Tourism Association (ASEANTA) Awards for Excellence.
By AirAsia on August 9, 2017
Daily flights will commence on 14 September 2017 with celebratory fares from as low as RM99* one-way SEPANG, 3 JULY 2017 – AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline for the ninth consecutive year will soon fly to Nha Trang, Vietnam with daily direct flights from Kuala Lumpur starting on 14 September 2017. Operated exclusively by AirAsia Berhad (flight code AK), this new unique route marks the airline’s 4th route into Vietnam that will give guests a chance to discover the hidden gem of Vietnam. Celebratory all-in-fares from RM99* one-way are available for booking from 4 July 2017 until 9 July 2017 for the travel period from 14 September 2017 to 28 August 2018. Visit airasia.com or use the AirAsia mobile app on the […]
By AirAsia on July 6, 2017
AirAsia named Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline award for fifth year in a row and wins Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew for second time SEPANG – AirAsia has once again been voted as Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fifth year running at the 2017 World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia. The accolade, chosen through votes by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, recognises AirAsia’s commitment to excellence in service, putting it ahead of Air India Express, Firefly, GoAir, JetKonnect, JetStar Airways, Lucky Air, Nok Air, Scoot, SpiceJet and West Air. Asia’s largest low-cost carrier also won Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew, beating nine other contenders – Air India Express, Firefly, GoAir, JetKonnect, Jetstar Airways, Lucky Air, Nok Air, SpiceJet and West Air. The […]
By AirAsia on June 13, 2017
KUCHING – AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline today celebrated its inaugural flight from Pontianak, Indonesia to Kuching. The newly addition Kuching – Pontianak route will operate with 7 times weekly direct flights. The inaugural flight landed at Kuching International Airport at 1350hrs and was welcomed by YB Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth And Sports; YB Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth And Sports; YBhg Datu Ik Pahon Anak Joyik, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Sarawak; The Honourable Bapak Muhammad Abdullah, Deputy Chief de Mission, Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Kuching; Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab Bin Aziz, Chairman, Sarawak Tourism Board; and Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia Berhad. […]
By AirAsia on June 13, 2017
Promotional all-in-fares from RM59* one way SEPANG, 11 June 2017 – AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline with extensive route network offers the ideal way to travel this festive season. Travel back to your hometown or visit new destinations with all-in-fares from as low as RM59* one way from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu, Johor Bahru, Langkawi, Kuching, Sibu, Kota Kinabalu, and more. Guests can also enjoy low fares from RM289* one way from Kuala Lumpur to international destinations such as Changsha, Cebu, Kaohsiung, Bali as well as AirAsia X flights to Perth, Tokyo and many more. The promotional fares are available for booking online at airasia.com from 12 June 2017 until 18 June 2017 for the immediate travel period from 12 June 2017 to 14 […]
By AirAsia on June 13, 2017