AirAsia drops admin fee to encourage travel
Aiming to stimulate travel and tourism in Malaysia and the region, AirAsia has announced the abolishment of the administration fee from its fare structure. Customers now only pay the seat fare and airport tax.
'No Admin Fee' comes into effect for bookings made for all AirAsia and AirAsia X flights from 24 June 2009.
"This will distinguish us from our competitors as we are going the extra mile to live-up to our brand promise to have the lowest fares in the market," stated AirAsia group CEO Tony Fernandes. "Our recent Q1 result showed that there was a surge of over 21% in our passenger growth compared to last year, which goes to prove that people appreciate the true value we offer especially in these difficult times. We were the first airline to abolish our fuel surcharge and we are proud to lead again in removing our admin fee.”
Photo shows, from left: Azran Osman Rani, CEO of AirAsia X, Dato Aziz Bakar, chairman of AirAsia Berhad, Kathleen Tan, regional head of commercial together and Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia, accompanied by cabin crew, announcing the new fare structure.