Sepang, 24th June 2020 – AirAsia registered its highest post-hibernation sale day with a record-breaking 41,000 seats sold in a single day for flights within the region of Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, India, and Indonesia.
AirAsia’s website experienced traffic growth of 170% while their load factor averaged around 50 percent, with AirAsia Malaysia hitting 70 percent.
Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group CEO, foresaw that this trend will continue to grow positively in coming weeks as demand for air travel rebounds. He also elaborated on AirAsia’s contributions to reviving the domestic tourism industry with innovative products and services such as the AirAsia Unlimited Pass, partnerships with local hotels on SNAP, their flight + hotel combo booking platform, and offering special 20% off all seats for all flights promotion in Malaysia. In addition, he stated that AirAsia is aiming to increase flight frequencies to around 50% of pre-COVID operations and aiming to resume all domestic routes in the coming weeks and months to cater to the increasing demand. The company is also looking forward to the reopening of international borders so that air travel and global connectivity can allow economic activities to resume and recover.
AirAsia is working closely with regulators, local governments, civil aviation and health authorities, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and adhering to their expert advice.