Air Asia is an airline based in Malaysia. It offers budgeted airfares, with a nice touch, to its passengers. The airline developed the concept of economical air travel in Asia. The parent company of the airline is Tune Group and its main hub is at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, which is also its head office. The airline came into being in 1993 and started operating flight services in late 1996. The airline flew its first international flight in 2003, to Bangkok.
Today, it has a fleet size of 101 aircraft, excluding the subsidiaries. The fleet consists of Airbus A320-200 that can seat 180 passengers. It travels across 25 countries to provide flight services to over 400 destinations that include both domestic and international terminals. The airline operates approximately 400 daily flights to Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Iran, Japan, New Zealand, Vietnam, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, U. K and the People’s Republic of China.
The subsidiaries of the airline include Thai Air Asia, Indonesia Air Asia, Air Asia Philippines, Air Asia X and Air Asia Japan. The airline also has a cargo sector that provides delivery services to 56 destinations across 13 countries. It has a huge network of route coverage and renders cargo services at affordable rates. The airline offers its passengers only the Economy Class travel since it is a low-cost air carrier. The passengers have the option of buying food and drinks on board the flight.
In accordance with the law, they do not provide alcoholic drinks or pork on any of the regional flights. The airline sells wine and beer on Air Asia X flights. All customers, who use the flight services regularly, will get loyalty points added to their frequent flyer program called BIG. The customers can later redeem these points for rebates on the flight tickets or for the services of the third-party affiliated partners.
Prospective passengers of Air Asia can book their flight tickets online. They can use the official website of the airline or the website of the authorized agents. They can book tickets for a single trip or a round trip. Booking a round trip flight ticket will ensure a discount on the total fare of the ticket. The passengers can check the timetable of the airline for flights that provide services to different destinations at regular intervals. They can also compare the rates of each flight.
Reservation of tickets online is a simple four-step process of searching for the flights, entering the personal details, making payments and getting the confirmation. Customers can make payments with their credit card, debit card or via the net banking services. In 2009 and 2010, Air Asia won the world’s best low-cost airline title awarded by SkyTrax. So, why not fly this prestigious airline at budget fares?