AirAsia is a Malaysian low-cost airline headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, which operates many flights to 22 countries and 100 destinations. AirAsia has been awarded Skytrax's 'World's Best Low-Cost Airline' for 7 years running and is committed to low fares, low cost carrier model including cost-saving innovations and self automation. Within the AirAsia family includes subsidiary airlines:
AirAsia flies to many destinations which include: Abu Dhabi, Adelaide, Alor Setar, Bacolod, Balikpapan, Banda Aceh, Bandar Seri Begawan, Bandung, Bangalore, Bangkok, Beijing, Batam, Bintulu, Busan, Cebu, Chengdu, Chennai, Chiang Mai, Taipei, Pattaya, Colombo, Ho Chi Minh City, Johor Bahru, Colombo, Kathmandu, Penang and many others.
AirAsia has lots of affiliate airlines Thai AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia, Philippines AirAsia and AirAsia India.
AirAsia offers AirAsia Asean Pass, a travel pass that allows passengers to book base fares at least 14 days or more before departure date. AirAsia offers AirAsia BIG SHOT, a frequent flyer program to reward regular travellers with the airline. As a BIG SHOT, you get to earn BIG Points with every flight booking and in return, redeem more flights with those points. From September 2017, AirAsia have renovated to BIG points. Under the scheme, points are determine by how often passengers fly: the more they fly with AirAsia, the faster they will earn points, regardless of how much they spend on fares.
The four-status system moves from Red status - for passengers who fly up to 13 AirAsia flights a year - to Gold and Platinum and Black, for those who fly over 50 times a year. Long-haul and Fly-Thru flights count as two short-haul flights, under the new calculation.
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AirAsia offer inflight meals under their AirAsia Santan menu, with dishes inspired by Asean and international origins. This menu can be pre-ordered before flying up to 24 hours before flying, to ensure you get the option of your choice. The options vary depending on your flight, but generally includes fragrant curries, sandwiches, pasta dishes and oriental rice and chicken dishes. Check out this page to select your flight and see the available options for you and pre-order.
Please note that pre-ordered meals must be ordered 24 hours before flying. All pre-ordered meals will include a complimentary drink.
Snacks and selected hot meals can still be purchased in flight. The in-flight menu for your flight can be viewed by following the link above.
If there is nothing on the pre-order menu that suits your dietary requirements, contact AirAsia directly to see if they can provide a special meal for you onboard.
If you pre-order a meal with AirAsia before travelling, there will be a complimentary drink included in the fare. In addition, there will be drinks available to purchase on board in the in-flight service. On most flights, there is a selection of alcoholic beverages that will be available to purchase.
AirAsia entitles its passengers to one piece of cabin baggage and one laptop or handbag on-board. Checked baggage can be pre-booked online and must not exceed 81 cm x 119 cm x 119cm and 32 kg in weight. AirAsia offers four types of fares, each with has different conditions or baggage. These fares are low fare, value Pack, Premium Flex and Premium Flatbed. Premium Flatbed allows customers to enjoy a full flat bed with a universal pocket socket, personalised reading light and foldaway table.
||Each checked baggage must not exceed:
81cm (H) x 119cm (W) x 119 cm (D) and
32kg in weight.
Checked baggage allowance available for pre-book online
Domestic flights – 15kg/ 20kg/ 25kg/ 30kg/ 40kg
International flights – 20kg/ 25kg/ 30kg/ 40kg
Flights to/from the United States - 1 piece (20kg), 2 pieces (20kg each)
Note: Checked baggage allowance can only be shared with guests in the same booking number. Each single item has to weigh less than 32kg (20kg for flights to/from the United States) and is subject to occupational health and safety requirements.
Air Asia Route Map
Air Asia Popular Routes
Johor Bahru Ho Chi Minh City
Kuala Lumpur Kathmandu
Kuala Lumpur Taipei
Pattaya Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur Colombo
Air Asia Fleet
The Air Asia fleet includes 22 186-seat A320neos and 182 180-seat A320neos.
Air Asia Hub Airport
Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Kuala Lumpur International Airport is Malaysia's main international airport and is one of the busiest airport in South East Asia. It is the hub airport for Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, AirAsia X and Malindo Air. Other airlines which fly to and from Kuala Lumpur International Airport include Air Astana, Air China, Air France, Air Maurtitius, AirAsia, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, Lion air, Lufthansa and many others.
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Air Asia News
5th December 2018
AirAsia launches first international service to and from Melbourne Avalon
Melbourne’s Avalon Airport has just signed a 10-year deal with AirAsia, providing it with the first international service it has seen. This service will provide more than 500,000 International visitors a year to the region. This flight will be operated by AirAsia X, AirAsia’s long-haul affiliate.
The flight which will facilitate this connection is AirAsia X Flight D7218, travelling on the Airbus A330-300 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne Avalon, Australia.
5th December 2018
AirAsia celebrates maiden flight from Kuching to Tawau
Today, AirAsia has celebrated the maiden flight of their new route which connects Kuching to Tawau. This is currently the only airline to connect Sarawak’s capital to Sabah’s third-largest city. The maiden flight departed Kuching International Airport at 10.50am and landed at 12.45pm at Tawau Airport, with a water cannon salute upon landing and greeted by Sabah Deputy Chief Minister, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment YB Datuk Christina Liew.
On board the flight was AirAsia’s Director of Government Relations Zamani Rafique, Sarawak’s Tourism Arts, Culture, Youth and Sport Minister YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah alongside other key officials on board.
This new route will operate 4 x weekly direct flights between Tawau Airport and Kuching International Airport.
23rd November 2018
AirAsia launches inaugural KK-Macau flight
The AirAsia group has begun four-times-weekly flights to Macau, which will be its ninth international destination out of Kota Kinabalu today. Its other destinations that fly from Kota Kinabalu include Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. The airline hopes to continue to grow its international routes from the city, which is its secondary hub in the country.
7th November 2018
AirAsia to launch new flights between Kota Kinabalu and Bandar Seri Begawan
AirAsia will launch new direct flights connecting Brunei and Malaysia with a new direct service between Kota Kinabalu and Bandar Seri Begawan next year. The route is set to launch on 18th January 2019 and will fly daily.
AirAsia Malaysia CEO, Riad Asmat, stated that the airline is happy to have added another international destination from Kota Kinabalu to its route network. The airline is currently operating 356 flights a week from Kota Kinabalu and Bandar Seri Begawan marks the fourth new route from the Malaysian hub this year.
AirAsia also operates to Bandar Seri Begawan from Kuala Lumpur 14 times a week.
26th October 2018
Aisha Nazar named as joint ambassador for AirAsia & Sony
The 10-week worldwide search for a joint ambassador for AirAsia and Sony has come to an end. The companies announced at a recent media event that Aisha Nazar, residing from Kuala Lumpur, will be given the one-year long joint ambassadorship prize. Aisha Nazar managed to capture the attention with outstanding photography and beat over 700 other s ubmissions.
In addition to the one-year ambassador role and apprenticeship with Sony, Aisha Nazar will also travel to Tokyo on AirAsia and receive a personal tour at Sony's technology lab to get an exclusive look at the latest inventions and technological advancements, before they're sent out to the public. As a result of winning the competition, Aisha is known also the proud owner of a brand new Sony Alpha A7 III K camera, which she will continue to take pictures on in her travels.
AirAsia X Group Head of Commerical Barry Klipp stated that the inspiring visual stories that Aisha managed to catch on camera are a prime example of what inspires AirAsia to grow their long-haul network and offer further connectivity across the world.
23rd October 2018
AirAsia flights AK66 & AK68 (from Hyderabad) moved to new interim departure terminal
From today, AirAsia international flights departing from Hyderabad, India will now depart from the new Interim International Departure Terminal at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA). Previously, flights AK66 and AK68 departed from the main passenger terminal adjacent to the Interim International Departure Terminal. AirAsia passengers on these flights are able to take the free passenger shuttle bus that will transport them from the old terminal to the new terminal.
19th October 2018
Air Asia launch Kota Kinabalu—Kunming route
AirAsia has announced it will begin flight on a new route between Kota Kinabalu and Kunming. The new route will fly its inaugural service on 30th November 2018. AirAsia will operate this route four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday on the outbound and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on the return flight. The flight is expected to take four hours and 15 minutes.
AirAsia Malaysia CEO, Riad Asmat, described Kunming as the perfect gateway to Southwest China. Riad continued that the airline has carried over 700,000 passengers between its hub in Kota Kinabalu and China and with this new route — along with the new that AirAsia will be doubling the frequency it operates its Kota Kinabalu—Shenzhen service — that number will continue to grow.
27th June 2018
AirAsia has suspended Davao-Kuala Lumpur route
From 21st August, AirAsia is suspending its Davao – Kuala Lumpur direct service.
Air Asia launched the flight on 21st December 2017. Due to commercial reasons, the announcement was made 6 months after the airline commenced the service 4 x weekly.
The suspension of the service has saddened the business and tourism community in the city. “The route does not generate enough passengers and cargoes to make it viable therefore it has to end operationa. However, AirAsia will continue to explore other viable international destinations for the Davao International Airport,” the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated (DCCCII) president Art Milan said.
It can be recalled that the direct flight was one of the positive results gained from the Phnom Penh, Cambodia visit of President Rodrigo Duterte last December 2016, during which the President and Fernandes held investment talks.
The route has failed to maintain an average of 80% load factor per flight.
Davao City tourism officer Generose Tecson, in an interview Tuesday morning during the Davao Business Forum, underscored the lack of Halal-friendly establishments in Davao City as one of the reasons why the direct flight was stopped.
Tecson said their office recorded about 17 Muslim-friendly establishments in the city. She said out of this number, only one is Halal-certified.
16th May 2018
AirAsia X named the the cheapest international carrier by distance travelled
According to a study, AirAsia X and another AirAsia Subsidiary, Indonesia AirAsia, have been named the cheapest airlines by average price ($) per kilometre on international flight searche. This data was analysed by Rome2ri,o who published the 2018 edition of its Global Flight Price Ranking which highlights the cheapest airlines in the world for cost per kilometre. Australia’s Tiger Air is seen as the cheapest airline at a cost of $0.06/km, “likely due to the large distances covered by the budget airline”. From an international perspective, when Rome2rio measured the top 200 airlines by average price ($) per kilometre on international flight searches, it found Asian and Indian carriers dominated the top of the list, with Air Asia X taking top spot, followed by Air India Express and Indonesia AirAsia. Of course, this information should be taken with a pinch of salt, as the price of airlines depends of a lot of other external factors.
10th April 2018
AirAsia X sponsers students' programme in Melbourne
AirAsia X airms to inspire gifted youths worldwide with its global talent initiative, “Australia Cultural and Technology Exchange (Acute) 2018” in Melbourne University, Australia. AirAsia X Malaysia marketing head Jurvena Lee sent off 42 students of the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) to take part in the programme, as well as the University's vice chancellor. Acute 2018 is a joint collaboration between the UTM student council, Malaysian Student Council of Australia, Islamic Affairs and Development Body and Malaysia’s Consulate General in Melbourne. Its goals are to promote Malaysian culture to Australian students and highlight UTM students’ latest innovation, which is a quick, cost-effective and durable interlocking brick construction system that has been recently used to build community houses in Tawau, Sawarak.
24th February 2018
AirAsia India to roll out etiquette video for first-time flyers
AirAsia India has come up with a solution as to how to teach people how to behave while they are in the air. First-time flyers, of which there are a lot on AirAsia India, will be introduced and instructed on things such as when to arrive at the airport, how to clear security and when to stand up on an airplane. This how-to video, is hoped to eased the experience of new passengers on AirAsia flights. Air fares have fallen rapidly in India in the recent years, and with such fall, more of the country's population have been able to afford air travel, putting pressure on airlines such as AirAisa India to keep up with demands for flight bookings.
Although train travel was once the bread and butter of India's transportation industry, people are increasingly opting for flights with domestic carriers. Another reason the video idea is so popular is that many customers are unaccustomed to the waste dispoal systems in airplanes. Aircraft toilet facilities have traditionally been built i western style, which many people find alien. As people are used to rail travel, they also think they can carry whatever they want, which is another aspect of confusion that the video hopes to address. No sharp objects and live animals in the air! That's train travel territory.
23rd February 2018
Thai AirAsia are obtaining seven new aircraft
The low-cost airline, Thai AirAsia, reported on Thursday that it is in the final stages of purchasing seven new aircraft this year, bringing its fleet up to 63 aircraft in total. Last year it purchased five new aircraft Currently, Thai AirAsia benefits from the ever-increasing numbers of Chinese passengers flying to Thailand. However, as part of a revenue growth strategy, the airline needs to diversify and this year will increase its flights to India and to the ASEAN region. Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO, said that last year Thai AirAsia added 16 new routes both domestically and inter-regionally. Thai AirAsia’s target for 2018 is 23.2 million passengers with a load factor of 87%.
8th January 2018
Malaysia's Airasia X Names Tony Fernandes As Group Ceo
AirAsia X, the long-haul unit of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia, said Friday it has appointed Anthony Francis Fernandes, better known as Tony Fernandes, as its co-group chief executive.
The re-designation of Fernandes, 53, will be effective Jan. 1, 2018, AirAsia X said in an exchange filing. Fernandes is currently the company's non-independent non-executive director and he will be sharing the CEO role at AirAsia X with current group CEO Kamarudin Meranun.
18th December 2018
AirAsia X flies into Jeju Island
AirAsia X made its maiden entry to the South Korean island of Jeju yesterday following the successful landing of flight D7 501 on Airbus A330-300 at Jeju International Airport. The low-cost carrier became the only airline with direct connections between Kuala Lumpur and Jeju, after Seoul (Incheon) and Busan, it said in a statement. The four times weekly service between Kuala Lumpur and Jeju would further expand the airline’s network in North Asia and make it the only airline operating direct non-stop services between the two cities.
AirAsia X Malaysia Chairman Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz said the direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jeju had the potential of generating a capacity of over 156,000 a year between Kuala Lumpur and Jeju.“Guests can also save a great deal of hassle for domestic transit. “South Korea is fast becoming an important market to us and we are very grateful for the tremendous support from the governments and relevant authorities for making this new exclusive route possible,” she added. In conjunction with the launch of the latest destination, AirAsia X is offering promotional all-in-fares from RM249 (inclusive of taxes and fees) one-way on standard seats and from today until Dec 19, 2017 for travel between Dec 16, 2017 and Oct 27,2018. AirAsia X this week opened reservation for its planned Kuala Lumpur – Jaipur route, scheduled to commence on 5th February 2018. The airline previously filed preliminary schedule for this route from 25th March 2018. This route will be served 3 times a week, with Airbus A330 aircraft.
20th November 2017
AirAsia to add new routes, frequencies between Thailand and China
Starting February 2018, AirAsia will add two new routes to China – namely Don Muaeng-Chengdu and Phuket-Kunming – and increase frequences to existing Chinese cities in its network.
17th October 2017
Low-cost airline AirAsia Japan to relaunch this month
An AirAsia X Airbus A340 passenger jet arrives on its inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur to Paris Orly Airport February 14, 2011. Low-cost airline AirAsia Japan on Monday said it would begin its first flights from Nagoya later this month, more than two years after Malaysia's AirAsia Bhd announced plans to re-enter the Japanese market with new partners. A prior AirAsia Japan, a joint venture with Japanese carrier ANA Holdings Inc, was dissolved in 2013 and used as the basis for the launch of ANA subsidiary Vanilla Air. AirAsia owns 49% of the new AirAsia Japan, which has two Airbus SE A320 narrow body aircraft and will be based at Nagoya. The other partners include Rakuten Inc, Octave Japan Infrastructure Fund I GK, Noveir Holdings Co Ltd and Alpen Co Ltd.
The airline had received an air operator's certificate in 2015 and had initially expected to start flying in the first half of 2016. However, AirAsia Japan had been waiting until now for final regulatory approvals to launch in a market where it will rival ANA's low-cost carriers Vanilla and Peach as well as the Jetstar Japan joint venture between Japan Airlines Co and Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd. "It's great to be back in Japan," AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said in a statement. "It hasn't been easy ... Many people thought we would give up and not bother but we owe it to the people of Japan and our staff to keep going." AirAsia Japan's first flights, twice-daily between Nagoya and Sapporo, are set to begin on Oct 29.
28th September 2017
AirAsia launches Nha Trang in Vietnam to Malaysia with a daily service from Kuala Lumpura
AirAsia has become the first airline to link Nha Trang (CXR) in Vietnam to Malaysia, beginning a daily service from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) on 14 September. “Vietnam is a key market for us and we are humbled to be able to continue to provide more connectivity between Vietnam and Malaysia. Nha Trang is a great addition to our network and we see a good potential in the destination,” commented Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia. “This year is a big year for ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN formation with many key activities happening in the region. As a truly ASEAN airline, we are proud to continue our commitment towards growing ASEAN and connecting the region further with direct route to Nha Trang,” Lee added. The 1,320-kilometre route from Kuala Lumpur to Nha Trang will be flown by AirAsia daily on its fleet of A320s facing no direct competition. With this launch, AirAsia now serves four destinations in Vietnam from Kuala Lumpur on 70 weekly flights, with Nha Trang joining Da Nang, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
11th September 2017
AirAsia Launches New Loyalty Programme for Frequent Flyers
AirAsia, the malaysian carrier, has launched a new loyalty programme - AirAsia BIG Loyalty. This new loyalty programme is for frequent fliers in mind. The airline has renovated the points system to prioritise the number of flights a passenger takes over the prices they pay for fares or the distance covered. The four-status system moves from Red status - for passengers who fly up to 13 AirAsia flights a year - to Gold and Platinum and Black, for those who fly over 50 times a year. Long-haul and Fly-Thru flights count as two short-haul flights, under the new calculation. Under the scheme, points are determine by how often passengers fly: the more they fly with AirAsia, the faster they will earn points, regardless of how much they spend on fares.
31st July 2017
AirAsia is reportedly in talks to launch flights at Thailand's Hua Hin
AirAsia is reportedly in talks to launch flights at Thailand's Hua Hin, marking the airport's first international operations after several years without such service. The Bangkok Post reports that AirAsia is keen to start 5x weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur Int'l from November. Kan Air (previously operated flights to Chiang Mai domestically, but these ceased in June 2017. According to Thai Visa News, Hua Hin Airport Authority spokesman Darun Saengchai has said that AirAsia wants rental fees and landing charges to be waived in its start-up phase. Although the airport is not currently able to process international travellers, Saengchai believes that it is ready for commercial flights.
"The airport can handle 300 passengers per hour," he said. "The proximity to the town is a major bonus for travellers." Hua Hin is a seaside destination popular for its long beach. The airport has a main runway 2,100 metres 16/34 and is located approximately ten kilometres from Hua Hin town centre.
AirAsia announced it had signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of an additional fourteen A320ceo.
The aircraft, once delivered, will be used to meet what the LCC terms Higher than expected near-term growth on its regional Asian network. Subject to board approval, this order will see AirAsia's overall Airbus order book grow to 592 units including 174 A320ceo, 304 A320neo, and 100 A321neo.
22nd May 2017
AirAsia announces direct services to Guangzhou, China and Jakarta, Indonesia from Melaka International Airport at Batu Berendam. Dates not yet finalised
The state government welcomed the initiative and was confident that with the new flights, Melaka would be able to attract more international tourists, including those from China and Indonesia, while boosting the state economy.
15th May 2017
AirAsia have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a low-cost carrier in China as a joint venture.
AirAsia China will be based in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province, where the new low-cost carrier also plans to build a dedicated low-cost carrier terminal, an aviation training academy and a MRO facility.
AirAsia Group CEO said, “We chose Zhengzhou as our base due to its strategic location and importance as a logistics hub. As China’s gateway to Europe, Zhengzhou sits at the centre of a vast rail, highway and air transport network that forms the linchpin of China’s development plans for its central and western regions. With President Xi Jinping’s vision for One Belt, One Road, Zhengzhou is set to become even more important, not least as the heart of low-cost air travel in North Asia."
AirAsia already operates joint ventures in India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand and is about to relaunch its activities in Japan. It also has recently announced plans for a JV in Vietnam.
AirAsia Group already serves 15 destinations in China, but does not yet operate from/to Zhengzhou, where China Southern Airlines is the dominant carrier controlling approximately 23% of weekly capacity.
AirAsia announced it was planning to enter the Cambodian market. Aside from these nascent units in Cambodia, China, and Vietnam, AirAsia currently operates AirAsia in Malaysia, AirAsia India, AirAsia Japan, Indonesia AirAsia, Philippines AirAsia, and Thai AirAsia. For its part, Cambodia is home to a growing number of scheduled passenger airlines including Bassaka Air, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cambodia Bayon Airlines, JC International Airlines, and Sky Angkor Airlines.
AirAsia announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a a low-cost carrier in China as a joint venture with China Everbright Group and the Henan Working Group.
AirAsia China will be based in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province, where the new low-cost carrier also plans to build a dedicated low-cost carrier terminal, an aviation training academy and a MRO facility.
AirAsia already operates joint ventures in India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand and is about to relaunch its activities in Japan. It also has recently announced plans for a JV in Vietnam. AirAsia Group already serves 15 destinations in China, but does not yet operate from/to Zhengzhou, where China Southern Airlines (CZ, Guangzhou) is the dominant carrier today controlling approximately 23% of weekly capacity.
AirAsia announced that it has incorporated a wholly-owned subsidiary company
AirAsia announced that it has incorporated a wholly-owned subsidiary company to acquire and manage a Bombardier Global Express executive jet. e conglomerate said AirAsia Corporate Charter (Kuala Lumpur Subang) had acquired 9M-CJG (msn 9013) from Caterham Jet (Kuala Lumpur Subang) with the aim of becoming a full-fledged charter and private unscheduled business jet operator.
3rd April 2017
AirAsia plans to partnership with a Vietnamese carrier as cheap fares and rising incomes fuel a travel surge in the South East Asian nation
The fifth-biggest market in the region has seen domestic traffic double since 2013, and the middle-class will comprise close to a quarter of its population by 2010, AirAsia said. The airline’s shares have gained 37% this year.
21st Febuary 2017
AirAsia announded to introduce several new Summer 2017 domestic routes. Planned new routes as follow:
Johor Bahru – Kuala Terengganu 3 weekly
Johor Bahru – Langkawi 4 weekly
Johor Bahru – Tawau 4 weekly
Cebu – Caticlan 1 daily
Cebu – Davao 2 daily (Service resumption since October 2015)
Cebu – Puerto Princesa 1 daily
Clark – Davao 4 weekly
Clark – Kalibo 3 weekly
Davao – Caticlan 1 daily
Davao – Puerto Princesa 3 weekly
Manila – Caticlan 15MAR17 2 daily
Utapao – Phuket 1 daily
Utapao – Ubon Ratchathani 1 daily