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AirAsia celebrates 5th World’s Best Title with 2 million Promo Seats
Book from 8 – 14 July 2013, and fly from 10 Feb – 5 Aug 2014 with base fares* from RM0.05 one way

SEPANG, 7 JULY 2013 – AirAsia was recently named the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for the fifth consecutive year by Skytrax, and to celebrate, launched a ‘high-five’ themed campaign with the hashtag #Hi5AirAsia to collect as many ‘high-fives’ as possible from the public throughout the region. The high-fives were translated into the number of total promotional seats available for the campaign which begins tomorrow, 8th July 2013.

Two million ‘high-fives’ were collected throughout Asia, and to thank all AirAsia guests for their overwhelming support towards the campaign, 2 million promotional seats will be available from a base fare of RM0.05 (exclusive of taxes & fees) to all of AirAsia’s route network.
All-in-fares inclusive of taxes and fees start from as low as RM26.05 one way to domestic destinations such as Alor Setar, Langkawi, Penang, Kota Bharu, Kuching and more; while international destinations such as Singapore, Hatyai, Krabi, Surat Thani, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Bandung, Siem Reap and many more are from RM49.05 one way.

These promotional seats are available for booking online at AirAsia’s website, from 0000hrs (GMT+8) on Monday, 8 July 2013 until 2359hrs (GMT+8) of Sunday, 14 July 2013. Guests will be able to travel from 10 February up to 5 August 2014.
Siegtraund Teh, Group Chief Commercial Officer of AirAsia said, “Being named the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for five consecutive years is indescribable, and there is only one way for us to return the favour to our guests who have supported us and helped us reach where we are today. We are glad to have received so many high-fives from our guests throughout the region and do continue tagging us on social media with #Hi5AirAsia, especially if you’ve managed to grab any of the 2 million promo seats!”
AirAsia X, the long haul low fare affiliate of the AirAsia Group is also offering all in promotional fares to its long-haul destinations from as low as MYR 195 to Korea (Seoul, Busan), MYR 225 to Taiwan (Taipei) and to China (Chengdu, Hangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai), MYR 255 to Nepal (Kathmandu), MYR 265 to  Japan (Osaka, Tokyo), MYR 275 to Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast) and MYR 595 to Saudi Arabia (Jeddah).

Fly-Thru promotional deals are available from as low as MYR 255 from Indonesia to Korea where guests may also connect seamlessly via our fly-thru service to other ASEAN destinations leveraging on AirAsia’s low cost carrier network.

For guests who prefer to travel with extra comfort, you can also experience our world’s best for less premium flatbeds from as low as MYR 655 one way all in from Kuala Lumpur to Taiwan (Taipei), China (Chengdu, Hangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai), Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast), Korea (Seoul, Busan), Japan (Osaka, Tokyo) and Saudi Arabia (Jeddah).

AirAsia X CEO, Azran Osman-Rani said, “Our guests are our most enduring long term competitive advantage. This is our way of thanking our guests, offering affordable fares and product offerings, allowing their travel experience and holiday dreams turn into reality. The greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience different cultures and find new discoveries; and with AirAsia X, we hope to make that possible!”

The AirAsia BIG Loyalty Program will also be offering seat redemption from 5 BIG Points one way to selected destinations throughout the AirAsia route network. BIG members can redeem these irresistible deals at from 8 – 14 July 2013 for the same travel period from 10 Feb – 5 Aug 2014. For more information and how to sign up to be a BIG member, please visit the AirAsia BIG website.
Guests that book flights with baggage will also be entitled to 2X BIG Points throughout the “2 Million Seats on Sale” campaign.
AirAsiaGo will also be offering 3D2N Flights + Hotel package deals from as low as RM129 to destinations such as Penang, Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu, Phnom Penh and many more. Guests can grab the deals at from 8th – 14th July 2013 for the same travel period from 10 Feb – 5 August 2014. Those who have booked their flights can complete their holidays with AirAsiaGo’s existing deals and enjoy up to 50% savings on hotel bookings.

Bookings can also be made via AirAsia’s mobile applications on iPhone, Android devices, Blackberry10, as well as its mobile site The mobile applications on iPhone and Android platforms are now updated with the ‘Manage My Booking’ feature as well, where guests can view all their bookings, check-in for flights, as well as manage add-ons such as meals, seat selection, check-in baggage and sports equipment allocation, purchase travel insurance and more.
Guests are encouraged to pre-book their check-in baggage allocation online along with their flight bookings as they are able to save up to 66% as compared to checking-in their bags over the airport counter.

For more updates on AirAsia’s latest innovations, as well as promotions, activities and contests, connect with us via Twitter ( or Facebook (

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