17 May 2009
He said that the lowest fare will be available at the airasia.com site while we will also appoint a local agent for people who want to enjoy a personalised service.
Already 55 million passengers have flown with us in 122 routes.. AirAsia pioneered low cost travelling in Asia and is also the first airline in the region to implement fully ticketless travel.
The airline was established in 1993 and started operations on November 18, 1996. It was originally founded by a government-owned conglomerate DRB-Hicom. On December 2, 2001, the heavily-indebted airline was purchased by former Time Warner executive Tony Fernandes’ company Tune Air Sdn Bhd.
On December 27, 2006, AirAsia’s CEO Tony Fernandes unveiled a five-year plan to further enhance its presence in Asia.In the plan, AirAsia will strengthen and enhance its route network by connecting all the existing cities in the region and expanding further into Indochina, Indonesia, Southern China (Kun Ming, Xiamen, Shenzen) and India. The airline will focus on developing its hubs in Bangkok and Jakarta through its sister companies, Thai AirAsia and Indonesia AirAsia. Late last year the airline abolished fuel surcharges and so claimed to be the ‘first airline in the world to abolish fuel surcharges’.