AirAsia is the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, serving the most comprehensive network of over 100 destinations. The airline started its operations in 2001 with a fleet size of just 2 aircrafts, and has grown considerably over the years, and now boasts a fleet size of over 170 aircraft. AirAsia is truly ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), having operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and India, servicing a network stretching across all ASEAN countries and beyond. The airline was dubbed as - ‘the World’s Best Low Cost Airline,’ in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for seven consecutive years from 2009 till 2015. AirAsia is the first airline globally to collaborate with INTERPOL to implement the I-Checkit system to screen the passports of all its prospective passengers.
AirAsia X Group
AirAsia X is a long-haul, low cost, affiliate carrier of the AirAsia, headquartered in Sepang, Malaysia. The airline flies to 18 destinations across Asia, Australia, and the Middle East including destinations like Narita, Shanghai, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Jeddah and more. AirAsia X operates a core fleet of 26 A330-300s, each with a seat configuration of 12 Premium Flatbeds and 365 Economy seats. The airline was awarded the “World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Cabin,” and the “Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Seat,” at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards from 2013 -2015.