Top destinations with low cost tickets
AirAsia is Asia's biggest low cost airline, based at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. This airline operates both domestic and international flights and sponsors Malaysia’s national football team! From Kuala Lumpur, catch cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Labuan, Langkawi, Macao, Indonesia, and Thailand.
- IATA code: AK
- Number of serviced cities: 88 destinations
- Main hub: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
- Fleet: 169 aircraft
History of AirAsia
AirAsia was founded in 1993 by the government of Malaysia but did not begin operations until 1996. In 2001 the airline was privatised after years of debt and profit poured in almost immediately. The new owner, Time Warner executive Tony Fernandes’ company Tune Air, added new routes from the airline’s hub in Kuala Lumpur and the airline became a leading competitor to Malaysia Airlines. AirAsia’s second hub opened in 2003 in Senai International Airport, near Singapore. AirAsia plans to strengthen and increase traffic in Asia by expanding its network and making connections in Indochina, South China and India. It now has eight subsidiary airlines which it uses to operate regional and domestic low cost flights. Look for the red and which aircraft when you’re booking cheap flights to Bangkok!
Travel with AirAsia: practical information
- Meals: Passengers wishing to eat during their flight are given the option during booking to purchase a meal or a snack to be served during the flight. There are also refreshments available for purchase.
- Entertainment: Air Asia has an in-flight magazine called Travel 3Sixty. Passengers are always welcome to bring their own reading material and electronics to use during the flight.
- Cabin: 1 piece of carry-on luggage is permitted per passenger. It must not exceed the dimensions of 56 x 36 x 23cm or weigh more than 7 kg.
- Checked: Baggage allowance must be purchased at the time of booking. Baggage is available in different weight categories for different prices, from 15kg to 40kg on domestic flights and 20kg to 40kg on international flights. No single bag can be heavier than 32kg so the allowance needs to be split into two bags.
- Excess: There are excess baggage fees on all pieces of baggage exceeds the limit. These fees can be paid online before check-in or at the airport. The fees vary depending on destination and departure city. The fees are calculated on a per kilo basis. It may be cheaper to increase your baggage allowance rather than paying the excess rates.
Discounts and Special Offers
AirAsia’s many special offers and discounts can be found on liligo.com. AirAsia is typically the cheapest option for flights around Asia, but launching a search is always the best way to find the cheapest fares.
|Telephone:||0845 605 3333|
|Departure cities:||Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Colombo, Penang, Kuching|
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