AirAsia confirms scrapping klia2 payment
AirAsia will stop charging the RM3 klia2 payment for all flights departing from Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport 2 starting at the moment, following its announcement final week that it’s going to cease charging and accumulating the payment in a bid to maintain fares low.
The payment was launched in Could 2014 to cowl the extra price created by klia2 because of the use of obligatory amenities imposed by Malaysia Airports Holdings (MAHB), reminiscent of aerobridges and SITA check-in and boarding methods.
“We have said from the very beginning that klia2 is not fit for low-cost carrier operations, and we will be going directly to Malaysia Airports for all the extra costs they’re costing us,” AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat mentioned.
In the meantime, the airline is ushering within the new yr with 1.9 million promotional seats, comprising flights from Kuala Lumpur to Johor, Kuantan and Labuan, Kota Kinabalu to Bintulu and Sibu, in addition to Kuala Lumpur to Padang and Ho Chi Minh, amongst others.
In the meantime, AirAsia X members additionally get to benefit from the promotional fares on flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tianjin, Melbourne, Jeju, Amritsar, Bali, Jaipur, Taipei and Osaka. The airfares vary from RM19 to RM599. A+M has reached out to AirAsia for extra info on its advertising methods for the fares.
Based on the airline’s deputy group CEO, Bo Lingam, AirAsia is happy to kick off 2019 with a bang, and hope its friends are excited by the promotional fares. “No one knows what the year may hold, but we hope to at least give you peace of mind knowing you’ve secured the best possible deal for your future holiday,” Bo added.
Apart from meting out promotional seats, AirAsia can be seeking to make waves within the digital . Not too long ago, group CEO Tony Fernandes mentioned 2019 would be the yr that folks take discover of its airline’s digital energy, including that this yr’s focus is to make sure the Indonesia and Philippines markets are extra worthwhile.
Different markets talked about included India, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan the place there are “major populations and growing economies.” The airline could be specializing in constructing its providing in these international locations and won’t be opening up any extra new airways for the following three years.
In the meantime, the airline additionally transferred its non-digital companies to Redbeat Ventures. its wholly owned subsidiary. These entities principally concerned within the provision of digital-related companies together with AirAsia BIG Loyalty, BigPay, journey360, ROKKI, Ourshop, RedCargo Logistics, RedBox Logistics, Vidi and RedTix.