Named as the world’s best low cost airlines and one of the first to initiate low cost travel inAsia, Malaysia’s very own airline, AirAsia was founded in 1993. Its main hub is at the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport where all of its AirAsia departures fly out of. This budget terminal helps reduce daily operating costs so that they can pass the savings on to its customers. In addition they operate their 7 subsidiary airlines from their remaining four hubs throughout Malaysia. The total fleet size of AirAsia as well as its subsidiary airlines is 181 aircrafts most of which includes the Airbus A320-200 aircraft. They have placed orders for aircraft totaling over 400. AirAsia does not belong to any airline alliances for now.
AirAsia has scheduled both domestic and international flights to nearly 100 destinations throughout 22 countries. AirAsia’s group destinations include that of flights to more than 142 routes to 78 destinations with over 400 flights operating daily throughout Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand. Much of their domestic and international routes and primarily from Kuala Lumpur to Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Lao, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.
AirAsia offers travelers a huge selection of air travel and hotels to meet essentially every budget. www.airasiago.com is a website that offers over 100,000 hotel partners along with AirAsia’s complete inventory of flights available. The AirAsiaGo brand is managed in a joint venture between Expedia and AirAsia in order to offer holiday travel to meet budgets of all kinds and any popular destination. Book everything you need for a holiday on this site.
On Board AirAsia
All of the A320-200 aircrafts operate in a single Economy seat class configuration with the exception of the Hot Seats that are regular economy seats which are located at the front of the aircraft and include the first five rows, which simply means that these passengers will be served first and allowed to exit first. All seats have a standard width of 18 inches including a pitch of 29 inches between them.
AirAsia Business Class
While AirAsia doesn’t offer any business class, one of its subsidiary airlines, AirAsia X offer a Business Class cabin featuring a seat that reclines to a full flatbed position. Here is where passengers are able to stretch out and recline with an adjustable head and foot rest, making for a nice nap in the air. The Premium FlatBed seats feature a universal power socket, reading light, as well as a foldaway table for work and convenience. Complimentary meals and beverages are provided on these long haul flights.
Air Asia doesn’t offer any exclusive member lounges however they do offer the Plaza Premium Lounge that is open for all travelers of all airlines to enjoy. Located at the Public Concourse at the Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal, the lounge offers comfortable cushion seats and serves snacks, complimentary beverages, and buffet, along with TV, music, internet connection and business services away from the noisy crowds for your relaxation between flights. These lounges are a great feature that AirAsia takes pride in, allowing passengers to truly wind down and make the most of their traveling experience before and between flights.
Booking Your Flights with AirAsia
You can book all of your flights with AirAsia on their website www.airasia.com and even better, if you sign up as a member, you will be part of their quick booking with special perks. As a member, all of your information is saved and you have access to it from anywhere you login. Other features include a speedier booking process, and the ability to manage all of your booking from one login. There is no fee for signing up as a member.