Thursday, January 21, 2010

AirAsia X Undertakes Seat Refurbishment Exercise

19 January 2010

SEPANG-- AirAsia X is undertaking a major refurbishment exercise to upgrade all economy and business class seats on board its long-haul aircraft.

Chief Executive Officer Azran Osman-Rani said the first aircraft will be refurbished by Feb 1, 2010.

The entire exercise, to be done in stages, would be completed by June and provide a more valueble experience for our customers, he said.

Besides the economy seats being refurbished to a more comfortable level, business class travellers will also enjoy a pleasurable journey.

" AirAsia X will have lie flat beds for business class passengers, first of its kind for long-haul aircraft to replace XL seats. There will be 12 lie flat beds in A330 and 18 lie flat beds in A340.

"After taking into consideration complaints (on leg room), we believe the new seats will be more comfortable and relaxing to our customers," he added.

Azran told this to reporters after launching ExxonMobil's "Discover Travel @ Asia" promotion in conjuction with Esso and Mobil's latest Smiles Driver Rewards promotion here Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Esso Malaysia's Retail and Business Director Faridah Ali said the latest Smiles promotion with AirAsia, which began in December, was a way of rewarding and thanking some 1.5 million Smiles members for their loyalty.

The first batch of eight winners awarded today will fly to Abu Dhabi with RM10,000 cash. The three-month promotion ends in February.

"For the final two months, there are 16 grand prizes up for grabs which includes trips to Ho Chi Minh and Hangzhou with RM10,000 cash," she said.

Smiles members who own an AirAsia co-branded credit card will automatically be entitled to five entries when they charge their fuel purchases to the card.

Esso Malaysia Bhd, ExxonMobil Malaysia Sdn Bhd and ExxonMobil Borneo Sdn Bhd operate 560 service stations throughout Malaysia.


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