AirAsia goes ticketless

23 April 2002

KUALA LUMPUR - Airasia launched its "open sky system" last Thursday, enabling its passengers to enjoy ticketless travel.

According to Tune Air chief executive officer, Tony Fernandes, the move to go ticketless would help the airline save RM1 million (US$263,158). It is also part of the company's strategy to go online.

All passengers now need is name and confirmation number. A flight itinerary, which is not required for check-in purposes, with passengers' details will be sent by e-mail, fax or post. Passengers only need to bring along their identification card or passport.

The airline plans to have online bookings.

According to Fernandes, response to the budget airline has been good. In the past four months, AirAsia's total passengers numbered 350,000. It expects the number of passengers to increase to one million by the end of the year.

The company will double its current fleet of three B737-300s to six by August.

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