AirAsia to expand beyond Asia Pacific region with unique ticket search solution

The new cooperation with Kiwi.com increases AirAsia’s offering to include other airlines’ tickets into a single platform

The largest airline in Malaysia by both fleet size and number of destinations, AirAsia, is now ready to expand outside the Asia Pacific region. The low-cost carrier has launched strategic cooperation with the leading travel tech company Kiwi.com to include the sale of other airlines’ tickets on airasia.com.

Announced on 15 November, the airline’s more than 50 million unique monthly users will be able to benefit from the new partnership. Moreover, AirAsia becomes the first airline in the Asia Pacific to combine its very own flight booking platform with those of other airlines.

Powered by Kiwi.com, AirAsia’s website users will be able to book travels from more than 100 airlines to destinations across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. Destinations such as London, Dubai, Madrid, or Auckland are now available to anyone who chooses to book flights, hotels, activities and more on the airasia.com website.

 

 

“Today is an unbelievable day. When we started AirAsia as a low-cost airline back in 2001, I never thought one day we would be selling our competitors. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s never say never. Never say never and believe the unbelievable,” said Tony Fernandes, AirAsia CEO.

“Today, with the help of Kiwi.com, we are reinventing ourselves as more than just an airline, bringing to life our vision for airasia.com to be the region’s one-stop travel shop.”

Kiwi.com’s solution offers AirAsia a unique benefit other booking platforms currently do not have

The partnership is based around the implementation of Kiwi.com’s fully customizable white label onto the platform. It links the booking engine and customers looking for flights operated by other airlines to Kiwi.com’s white label, which has a similar look and feel as airasia.com.  

Thanks to Kiwi.com’s solution, AirAsia has gained an advantage that other booking platforms currently do not have.

Oliver Dlouhý, Kiwi.com CEO & Co-founder, said for a press release: “I’m extremely proud that Kiwi.com has been selected to power AirAsia’s transformation and its ambition to make airasia.com a leading travel and lifestyle platform.

“We have an abundance of airlines and ground carriers at our disposal and together with AirAsia and its enormous customer base, we are proud to be able to open their platform to the rest of the world.”