Home AirAsia Travel AirAsia is back stronger than ever! Record daily sales - 500,000 seats sold in 48 hours!
Home AirAsia Travel AirAsia is back stronger than ever! Record daily sales - 500,000 seats sold in 48 hours!

AirAsia is back stronger than ever! Record daily sales - 500,000 seats sold in 48 hours!

AirAsia’s biggest ever 5 million FREE* Seats sale, which launched on Monday with the aim of further stimulating the travel and tourism industry recovery in the region, has proved to be a huge hit with an incredible half a million seats sold across both short haul and long haul flights within a mere 48 hours!

This marks a record-breaking sale for AirAsia with the highest number of seats sold daily since the onset of COVID-19. Close to half a million seats were snapped up in just the first two days of sale alone - an incredible milestone for the airline and the travel industry as a whole after almost 3 years of lockdowns and travel restrictions.

Value seekers have been snapping up FREE* seats by the minute to their favourite short haul destinations, with the likes of Langkawi, Penang and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia as well as Phuket, Krabi, and Chiang Mai in Thailand, Bali in Indonesia and Cebu in the Philippines being amongst the most popular choices.

The people behind the scenes: From the left: Paul Caroll, Chief Revenue Management and Network Planning Officer of AirAsia and Karen Chan, Group Chief Commercial Officer of AirAsia, together with the unsung heroes behind the super sale]

Longer haul flights on AirAsia X and Thai AirAsia X which are also on sale now for a steal starting from only RM499 (inclusive of taxes and charges) have also been very popular to destinations from Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok to South Korea, (Seoul), Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Auckland), India (New Delhi) and new destinations to the Middle East (Jeddah) and Japan (Tokyo and Sapporo).

Bargain hunters are urged to get in quick to avoid disappointment as this super sale ends 25 September 2022.

Tony Fernandes, Chief Executive Officer of Capital A said, “21 years ago, AirAsia created the Big Sales. While everyone is focused on digital advertising, we went back to traditional media and bucked the trend of conventional advertising using digital media. I am thrilled that our support of traditional media that has always been there in AirAsia resulted in record breaking daily sales. It was emotional for me to see today's achievement, having gone through almost three years of hellish times to see us surpass our pre-COVID record daily sales record of 230,000 in January 2020. I want to thank my unsung heroes in the commercial, branding and communications department for their constant and unwavering support and the can-do attitude to bring us back to our previous heights.”

Karen Chan, Group Chief Commercial Officer of AirAsia commented: “As we celebrate our return to the skies and the reopening of borders, it is incredibly uplifting to see such strong demand across ASEAN destinations as well as our recently restored Australian, Korean, Japanese and Middle Eastern routes. While we are not out of the woods yet and still in recovery mode, this 5 Million FREE* Seats sale is a strong testament that we are back and we want to thank all our loyal customers for continuing to support AirAsia then and now. We sold half a million seats in a mere 2 days, that’s almost 200 seats per minute!

“Our FREE* seats on sale mean you only have to pay the airport taxes and applicable charges to fly from just RM23. This is less than the cost of a movie ticket or dinner for two or even a single theme park entry pass - the list can go on! Our longer haul routes are also on sale with incredible value starting from under RM500 each way (all in - inclusive of taxes and charges). Fly further without breaking the bank and explore the globe!

“We’re thrilled to see such strong demand for travel post Covid, and we’re confident that this is only the start. We’re in the business of making dreams come true, and it is worth every effort when we see our planes filled with wanderlust and excited passengers once again.”

The FREE* seats promotion is available exclusively on the airasia Super App and website, until 25 September 202 for travel between 1 January 2023 and 28 October 2023 by clicking on the ‘Flights’ icon on the airasia Super App or website.

*All-in fare from RM23 for domestic flights
*All-in fare from RM54 for flights within Asean (Includes airport taxes, MAVCOM fee, fuel surcharges and other applicable fees)
*T&Cs apply

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