AirAsia seats up for grabs from as low as P300.00, all-in!
AirAsia, the world’s finest low-cost airline for seven consecutive years, reached another milestone today, having made amazing flights possible for 300 million guests. This incredible event was commemorated with a string of celebrations starting from Terminal 3, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, to The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place.
AirAsia 300 Million Guests
AirAsia reached its 100-millionth milestone in October 2010, and celebrated the 200-million 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.
The 300 millionth seat was booked by the lucky Jodie Lazuardie, a thirty year-old art director based in Jakarta who had booked a flight from Kuala Lumpur to go back home. Little did he know that this booking earned him a gobsmacking 3 million BIG points from AirAsia’s loyalty programme, AirAsia BIG!
AirAsia 300 Guest in Jakarta
The points weren’t all Jodie was given. Upon landing in Jakarta, Jodie was treated to the full red carpet experience, which included a private pick up from the plane, fast-track immigration clearance and priority baggage handling, plus an escort attaché of AirAsia crew throughout the whole process. Jodie was also driven from the airport to The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta by a private chauffeur, where he was warmly welcomed by AirAsia Group’s management team.
Among those present to welcome Jodie 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.
Tony Fernandes and Alice Goh presented the 3 million BIG Points to Jodie. BIG points can be used to redeem any flight 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 award will enable Jodie to redeem hundreds of free flights to any AirAsia destination!
Commenting on the achievement, Tony Fernandes said, “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, 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.”
Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, co-founder and group CEO of AirAsia X added, “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. 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.”
Jodie isn’t the only one who gets to join in on AirAsia’s celebration. To commemorate the 300 million guests milestone, the AirAsia Group announced celebratory fares on 3 million seats from as low as Php300, all-in fare and one way. Guests can fly to many exciting destinations across Asia and Australia, such as Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Maldives, Manila, Hyderabad, Seoul, Osaka, Tokyo, Melbourne and Sydney. The promo seats are now up for grabs online at www.airasia.com until 16 August 2015, for a travel period that starts from 15 February 2016 until 31 August 2016. Anyone can avail of the celebratory fares on the go, as these are also available on AirAsia’s mobile app—which can be downloaded for the iPhone and Android phones—and its mobile site mobile.airasia.com.
AirAsia BIG Members can also redeem the promotional flights, starting from 460 BIG Points. Members with insufficient BIG Points can also opt to use it to make their flights even more affordable, with the 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 the cost of in-flight meals and baggage during the redemption booking—this and point-checking can be done via the loyalty programme’s site, airasiabig.com.
With cheaper flights, point systems and updated promos, why not keep yourself appraised of flight information? Stay informed about AirAsia’s promotions and activities, by following them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AirAsiaPhilippines) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/AirAsiaPh). You’ll end up saving a bundle on your next vacation!