AirAsia celebrates 300-M guests milestone

August 11, 2015 5:20 am 

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 10 — AirAsia on Monday reached another milestone with 300 million guests flown.

The milestone was commemorated with a string of celebrations starting from Terminal 3, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, to The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place.

Jodie Lazuardie, a 30-year-old Art Director based in Jakarta was the lucky guest who booked the 300 millionth AirAsia seat. Jodie's flight booking from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta earned him a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a hefty 3 million BIG Points from AirAsia's loyalty programme, also known as AirAsia BIG.

Upon landing in Jakarta, Jodie was treated to a Red Carpet experience which included a private pick up from the plane, fast-track immigration clearance and priority baggage handling, all the while being escorted by a group of AirAsia cabin crew.

Jodie was also driven from the airport to The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place by a private chauffeur, where he was warmly welcomed by AirAsia Group's management team.

Among those present to welcome the 300 millionth guest were Co-Founder and Group CEO of AirAsia Tony Fernandes, Co-Founder and Group CEO of AirAsia X Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, CEO of AirAsia Indonesia Sunu Widyatmoko, CEO of Indonesia AirAsia X Dendy Kurniawan, CEO of malaysia AirAsia Aireen Omar, Acting CEO of AirAsia X Benyamin Ismail, CEO of Thai AirAsia Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia X Nadda Buranasiri, Chairman of Philippines AirAsia Maan Hontiveros and Alice Goh, CEO of AirAsia BIG.

BIG POINTS

Tony Fernandes and Alice Goh presented the 3 million BIG Points to Jodie, which can be used to redeem any flights within AirAsia's extensive network. For instance, one return Jakarta – Singapore flight requires 13,000 points while Bali – Melbourne requires 60,000 points. The 3 million BIG Points will enable AirAsia's 300-millionth guest to redeem hundreds of free flights to any AirAsia destination.

AirAsia reached its 100-millionth milestone in October 2010, and celebrated the 200-millionth mark three years later in September 2013. In a little less than two years, the number of guests flown across the group has grown to 300 million.

"We are delighted to be here today to welcome our 300-millionth guest. When we started AirAsia fourteen years ago, we merely had two aircraft in operation supported by 250 staff across five destinations in malaysia. Today, we have established operations in 5 countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and India with over 17,000 Allstars.

We paint the sky red everyday with 199 aircraft flying to over 100 destinations in 22 countries. It took hard work and sheer determination to get to where we are today and together, we will continue to revolutionize air travel, to serve the underserved, and most importantly, to give back to the communities in which we operate," said Fernandes.

Kamarudin said "AirAsia has made flying affordable for millions of people and has turned millions of dreams into reality

a pledge we will continue to enshrine. Today, our dream of flying 300 million guests has come true with the support of our loyal guests.

3 MILLION SEATS

We are committed to continue putting our guests at the core of everything we do, and to consistently innovate in making their travel experience hassle-free and enjoyable.

We hope to connect more places, more people, and more communities through AirAsia and AirAsia X's low fares and unmatched route connectivity," he added.

To celebrate the 300 million guests milestone, AirAsia Group announced celebratory fares on 3 million seats from as low as RM 3* one way.

Guests can fly to many exciting destinations across Asean and beyond, such as Langkawi, Bandung, Pattaya, Kalibo, Maldives, Hyderabad, Kaohsiung, Siem Reap, Nanning, Xi'an, Osaka and Seoul from Kuala Lumpur; Singapore, Manila and Kochi from Penang; as well as Lombok, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City from Johor Bahru.

The promo seats are now up for grabs online at www.airasia.com until Aug 16 2015 for travel period from Feb 15 2016 until Aug 31 2016. The celebratory fares are also available on AirAsia mobile Application that can be downloaded via iPhone and Android, and mobile sites mobile.airasia.com.

AirAsia BIG Members can also redeem the promotional flights from 300 BIG Points. Members with insufficient BIG Points can also opt to pay with BIG Points plus Cash option or even transfer points to or from friends and families who are BIG members. BIG Members can also use BIG Points to redeem for in-flight meals and baggage during the redemption booking. To redeem, please visit airasiabig.com (PNA/Bernama)

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