Posted on: 23 February 2015 by Ross McSweeny
AirAsia has begun selling two new products: the AirAsia ASEAN Pass and the AirAsia ASEAN Pass+, which are designed to offer a seamless travel experience throughout the region.
Holders of the AirAsia ASEAN Pass and the AirAsia ASEAN Pass+ purchase 10 credits for RM499 and 20 credits for RM888 respectively. Flights are then valued by credits, with a duration of below two hours ‘costing’ 1 credit and flights over two hours ‘costing’ 3 credits.
Acting like a single currency, the passes aim to diminish the hassle of different foreign exchange rates, which AirAsia hopes will allow travellers to be creative in planning their ideal trip through ASEAN. Airport charges, taxes and other fees are payable separately.
Passengers can enjoy flights at a fixed-rate to over 148 routes across all 10 ASEAN countries, valid on AirAsia Malaysia, Thai AirAsia, AirAsia Indonesia and Philippines AirAsia.
“As a truly ASEAN airline, we are extremely proud to introduce the AirAsia ASEAN Pass. The pass allows us to bridge communities and attract more foreign tourists to the region – it’s the perfect instrument to promote ASEAN integration,” explained Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia. “We are working on additional enhancements that will further benefit guests travelling from non-ASEAN destinations.”
Prior to its official launch, Fernandes announced the development of the AirAsia ASEAN passes at the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Malaysia Conference held in Kuala Lumpur in November 2014.