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AirAsia Budget Airlines is no doubt the most popular airline brand to operate out of Southeast Asia catering to over 25 countries and 400 destinations.

Working closely with the sister companies - AirAsia X, Thai AirAsia and Indonesia AirAsia, AirAsia was created with one purpose with their catchy tag line ‘’Now Everyone Can Fly’’.

Having also won multiple awards in the airline industry since 2003, AirAsia's goal is simply to be the largest Low Cost Airline in Asia serving all walks of life.

AirAsia Budget Airlines

AirAsia was established in 1993 by government owned company DRB-Hicom in Malaysia but was eventually taken over by Tony Fernendes in 2001 where he made a remarkable turnaround for the troubled company bringing in massive profits with the term 'Low Cost Budget Airline'.

Ever since then, the airline company sky rocketed into the largest budget airline in Asia with over 100 airplanes in the company, a stake in the Lotus Racing Formula One Partnership and many other related companies.

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AirAsia in Malaysia
While most Southeast Asians would have heard of AirAsia due to the aggressive marketing campaigns offline and online, many would have flown the budget airlines due to the price factor.

The term 'Now everyone can fly' was also conceptualized for all walks of life, from the businessman right to the low income earners making air travel one of the biggest things in the region. 

The one big thing that consumers are always on the look out for is the famous Free Seats Promotion that AirAsia offers a few times a year. Apart from that, the airline constantly introduces monthly flight promotions and new routes around the region through the main website or through AirAsiaGo, their flight and hotel booking site.

In the last 7 years, I have managed to secure a number of Free Seats Promotions to various countries around Southeast Asia every year. 

One of the current services I found using this airline very convenient was the 'Self Check In' Terminals located at the LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal) KLIA2 Airport in Sepang.

AirAsia Bookings

Among the bookings they offer, there are General, Mobile, Group, Corporate, Travel Agent, Government and Chartering a Flight.

For those of you who have never flew Air Asia, you will need a valid credit card to make your bookings via the online site unless you buy your tickets from a travel agent.

Note that this is a  Low Cost Budget Airline and extra weight for baggage is charged after 15 kgs while food and drinks on flights are also charged a nominal fee.


Ken Wooi said...

AirAsia is certainly expanding well. :)

Lily Riani said...

been traveling AA to all asia ctry. way to go AA!

gbeejipp said...

I am a big fan of Air Asia. Hope it will continue to expand. More destinations and countries.

Malaysia Asia said...

Thanks guys for your comments and glad to know that AirAsia has been a major part of our travel lives in the last 8-9 years! Lets hope for more destinations and promotions from them.


Ayngelina said...

A few years ago I flew Hanoi to Chiang Mai and was so impressed. They would always be my first choice for travel in Asia.

Austrian Airlines Flights said...

Thanks for the information..I really like your post..I was searching for the cheap flights and visit here..Do you know any information related to cheap air fares of AirAsia? Any special months or days?

John at LGA Airport Parking said...

I'm planning to travel in asia this summer and it's good that I bump into this blog.

Lot's of good feedback about the airline means good service.

Ciki said...

Love airasia.. who doesn't!

Malaysia Asia said...

Ayngelina, that's so good to hear that you had a great experience with AirAsia. I look forward to meeting you when you visit here again in future.

AAF, thank you. I will be doing a series of articles on Budget Airlines in Southeast Asia in the coming weeks so please do subscribe to my RSS.

John, thank you and yes - Good feedback means good service.

Mei - AirAsia has been a HUGE part of 90% Malaysians and many other people around the world, with that, time to go look for some promotional fares for 2011.