AirAsia selects Akamai to boost online performance and reliability
AirAsia and Akamai Technologies have announced a long-term partnership aimed at further strengthening AirAsia’s market share, with the carrier's website now to be powered by Akamai’s Dynamic Site Acceleration solution under the company’s first-ever 10-year agreement with an airline.
Akamai’s Dynamic Site Acceleration solutions deliver website performance up to five times faster than the origin web infrastructure and handle the specific requirements of dynamically-generated content – without a costly hardware build out. By making optimum use of Akamai’s globally-distributed delivery network of 42,000 secure servers equipped with specialised software and deployed in 70 countries, AirAsia will provide a premium online experience to its customers with enhanced site speed and performance.
AirAsia group CEO, Tony Fernandes, commented, “Through this strategic partnership with Akamai, AirAsia will be able to keep up our momentum in enhancing our market share. It is crucial to support our ever-expanding fleet and route network. On top of it all, this reflects AirAsia’s commitment to providing our guests with the best online experience.
“AirAsia’s website is highly popular and enjoys an average of one million unique visitors a month. With our promotional deals and free-seat regional campaigns, the number of hits increases dramatically, so we need a solution to ensure our guests have a speedier, more reliable and uninterrupted online experience on airasia.com," Fernandes added. "We are very pleased with our partnership with Akamai for providing world-class technological expertise in helping to build profitable and high-performance online businesses for AirAsia.”