Air Asia Introduction
Air Asia Berhad is one of the leading, low-cost airlines of Malaysia. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, this is regarded as one of the best low-cost airlines in the world. The company was founded in 1993 and its operations started in 1996. It is the pioneer of the low-cost air travelling in Asia and has a main hub at Low-Cost Carrier Terminal at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The AirAsia Group has domestic and international operations to 78 different destinations, covering 25 countries around the world. Established with the desire and a dream to make flying possible for all and sundry, the airline has achieved the status of being the best low-cost airline in the world. Owing to efficient processes, innovative solutions coupled with passionate approach to this business, the airliner continues to pave the way to achieve their mission statement of low-cost aviation for all.
Associate Companies & Services
The airline has several associate companies including AirAsia X, AirAsia Japan, Thai AirAsia, Philippines AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia and AirAsia Inc. There are several services offered by AirAsia throughout the world. Cargo AirAsia is one of the best Air cargo services in the world and has three consecutive World’s Best customer care awards since 2011 to its credit.
The international operations of Air Asia are branded as AirAsia X. It was established back in 2007 with the aim to provide the high-frequency, point to point networks to long-haul business. The simple principles of maintaining a fleet of simple aircrafts, low cost airports and route network sans complex legacy overheads and code0-sharing allow AirAsia X to offer the best low-cost international air travel solutions, not only in a selected regions but the entire world. AirAsia X ensures that in the pursuit of offering low-cost air travel solutions the aspect of safety is not compromised.
AirAsiaGo service offers customers to secure the best hotel deals in some most popular tourist destinations across the globe. AirAsia Insure service offers best travel protection to allow its customers travel without worries and covers them from any mishap. AirAsia Travel 3Sixty service offers customers the best holiday packages for the best tourist attractions known to men throughout the world. AirAsia Megastore offers a variety of finest travel accessories, which are ideal for travelling.
Air Asia doesn’t offer in-flight free beverages & food, no assigned & free seating system, Ticketless airlines, No refunds and No loyalty programmes allow Air Asia to cut down costs to offer the best low-cost service. However, snacks are offered on board.
The dedicated & professional low-cost air travel solutions have won Air Asia several awards, which are a testimony to its successful operations throughout the world. Some of the awards earned by Air Asia include the following:
- Skytrax Award for Best Low Cost Airline of the World 2012, 2011
- ATW Value Airline of the Year-2012
- World’s Best Low Cost Airline
- Mid Cap Award for Best Company for Investor Relations
- Asia’s Best Low Cost Cargo Carrier by Aviation Awards Asia 2011
- Asiamoney’s Best Managed Company Award 2010