News 2017-10-25T03:31:00+00:00

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Boosting Medical Tourism in Penang

Kuala Lumpur, 3rd September 2018 – AirAsia Indonesia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) at Aloft KL Sentral between MHTC CEO Sherene Azli and AirAsia Indonesia CEO Dendy Kurniawan. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Malaysian Deputy Minister of Finance Dato’ Ir Haji Amiruddin Hamzah, Malaysian Deputy Minister of Health Dr Lee Boon Chye, Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM) President Datuk Dr Kuljit Singh and AirAsia Group Berhad Executive Chairman and AirAsia X Co-Group CEO Datuk Kamarudin Meranun.

Both parties will jointly promote Penang as Malaysia’s top healthcare tourism destination, offering transport and medical services for those flying AirAsia from Indonesia to Penang for medical treatment. MHTC customers and AirAsia guests with appointments prearranged by MHTC will enjoy benefits and discounts at participating hospitals and selected F&B outlets by showing their boarding pass.

AirAsia Indonesia CEO Dendy Kurniawan expressed confidence in the partnership and market growth, stating that Penang was a preferred healthcare tourism destination for Indonesians. MHTC CEO Sherene Azli agreed, noting Penang’s developed medical fields and its potential to cater to Indonesian healthcare travellers.

AirAsia Indonesia serves Penang with twice daily flights from Jakarta, thrice daily flights from Medan and thrice weekly flights from Surabaya.

Winning Honours Again: AirAsia Celebrates a Decade of World’s Bests

London, 17th July 2018 – AirAsia won the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline award for the tenth consecutive year at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards held at The Langham, London.

AirAsia co-founder, Executive Chairman of AirAsia Group Berhad and Group CEO of AirAsia X Datuk Kamarudin Meranun accepted the award in London alongside AirAsia’s long-serving Allstars from across the region.

Additionally, AirAsia X won World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Cabin for the sixth time, while AirAsia also won Asia’s Best Low-Cost Airline. The awards were received by Chairman of AirAsia X Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and Deputy Group CEO (Airline Business) Bo Lingam respectively.

Datuk Kamarudin Meranun expressed that winning the award for the past decade was a huge honour. He, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and Bo Lingam congratulated their colleagues, thanked everyone for their support and hard work, and promised to strive for greater heights.

AirAsia celebrated across their offices worldwide as well as online by hosting special photobooths and contests from 17th – 22nd July, and promotional low fares from 23rd – 29th July on www.airasia.com and the AirAsia mobile app. They also offered one year of free flights in their #WeAreAllChampions social media contest on their Instagram (instagram.com/airasia) and Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia).

Tinder and Travel360.com Hook You Up To Seungri’s First Solo Concert

Sepang, 11th July 2018 – Global dating app Tinder matches with Travel360.com, AirAsia’s one stop travel platform, in South Korean superstar Seungri’s first solo concert – SEUNGRI 2018 1st SOLO TOUR [THE GREAT SEUNGRI] in SEOUL x BC CARD – on 5th August 2018 at Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea.

Fans from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam can take part in the concert ticket giveaway contest on Travel360.com’s Facebook page from now until 18th July 2018 by downloading the Tinder app, liking Travel360.com’s Facebook page, and completing an entry form.

One winner from each country will receive a pair of concert tickets, hotel accommodation, and a return trip to Seoul with AirAsia. Winners will be announced on 20th July 2018. South Korean fans can also take part via Tinder until 20th July 2018.

Spencer Lee, AirAsia Malaysia’s Head of Commercial, and Lyla Seo, Tinder Korea’s Country Manager, expressed confidence that this partnership has maximum synergy for current and future travel, social, and lifestyle collaborations.

The collaboration with Seungri, a powerful influence in Asean, will bring Tinder and AirAsia closer to users in the region. Along with concert activities, Tinder plans to raise brand awareness in Korea among users through various cultural events and brand experiences.

Bringing Home The Gold

Sepang, 19th May 2018 – AirAsia won 11 awards at the 2018 MARKies Awards held in Kuala Lumpur. Additionally, their cargo division won the Air Cargo Industry Customer Care Award at the World Air Cargo Awards 2018 held in Shanghai.

Their “Adventure Live” campaign won 4 gold MARKies awards and 1 bronze award. Meanwhile, their “48 Hours In Asia” campaign won 1 gold award and 2 silver awards, and their “Santan On Wheels” campaign, their “Together, We Dare To Dream” campaign, and their “Ultimate Xventure Challenge” each won 1 silver award.

Spencer Lee, AirAsia Malaysia’s Head of Commercial, shared AirAsia’s excitement over their victories in multiple categories against tough competition, especially in digital categories in line with their goal to become a digital airline.

About The Awards Events

The MARKies Awards were brought by Advertising + Marketing magazine, a publication of Lighthouse Independent Media, to celebrate and award Malaysia’s best advertising campaigns or projects in the marketing services industry.

The World Air Cargo Awards are held annually and alternately in Munich, Germany and Shanghai as the largest and most authoritative celebration of excellence in the global air cargo industry.

BIG Earnings With Fave

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 AirAsia. For every RM10 spent, Red Members can earn up to 20 BIG Points, Gold up to 40, Platinum up to 70 and Black up to 120. Long-haul and Fly-Thru flights count as two one-way short-haul flights for status calculation purposes, making it doubly rewarding to travel with AirAsia X.

To learn more about the Freedom Flyer Programme or to register, visit the upgraded AirAsia BIG Loyalty website at airasiabig.com or download the AirAsia BIG Loyalty mobile app, where existing members can also check their new membership status.

Freedom Flyer Programme

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 AirAsia. For every RM10 spent, Red Members can earn up to 20 BIG Points, Gold up to 40, Platinum up to 70 and Black up to 120. Long-haul and Fly-Thru flights count as two one-way short-haul flights for status calculation purposes, making it doubly rewarding to travel with AirAsia X.

To learn more about the Freedom Flyer Programme or to register, visit the upgraded AirAsia BIG Loyalty website at airasiabig.com or download the AirAsia BIG Loyalty mobile app, where existing members can also check their new membership status.

Asean Business Award

MANILA, 7 SEPTEMBER 2017 – AirAsia has won this year’s Asean Business Award for Priority Integration Sector – Tourism. The award recognises outstanding performance in the Asean priority integration sector of tourism. AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes accepted the award on behalf of the company at the Asean Business Awards (ABA) 2017 ceremony held in Solaire Resort and Casino here last night. The award was presented by Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, witnessed by Philippine Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez and Asean Business Advisory Council (BAC) Chairman Joey Concepcion. The ABA was created by the Asean BAC in 2007 to recognise outstanding Asean enterprises, serve as a platform to spread information on the Asean Economic Community, and spotlight SMEs that have the potential of becoming global economic players in their respective industries.

The Edge Billion Ringgit Club 2017

SEPANG, 22 August 2017 – AirAsia has been named Malaysia’s best company at The Edge Billion Ringgit Club 2017. AirAsia won the coveted Company of the Year award based on its return to shareholders, growth in profit before tax and return on equity over three years as well as corporate responsibility initiatives. AirAsia also received two other accolades for Highest Growth in Profit After Tax Over Three Years for Big Cap Companies with RM10 Billion to RM40 Billion Market Capitalisation and for Highest Growth in Profit After Tax Over Three Years for Trading/Services, Hotels, IPC and Technology. AirAsia Berhad Executive Chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun received the Company of the Year award from The Edge Media Group publisher and CEO Ho Kay Tat at a gala dinner at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur last night. The Edge Billion Ringgit Club was started in 2010 to recognise Malaysia’s top performing listed companies with a market capitalisation of above RM1 billion.