17 July 2003
KUALA LUMPUR - In the past 14 months AirAsia, Malaysia's
no frills airline, has recorded online sales of over RM60
million (US$15.79 million), accounting for about 45 percent
of its total reservations, said its chairman Datuk Pahamin
The airline's website at www.airasia.com has an average of
194,416 hits monthly.
To cater to the increasing popularity of its online
bookings, AirAsia launched its multi-lingual website on
Tuesday. Apart from English, it now has a Bahasa Malaysia
(national language) and Mandarin versions.
AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes said the Tamil version would
be introduced by late August or early September, while Thai
and Tagalog would be launched later.
Despite its success AirAsia is in no hurry to expand
regionally as its priority is develop the domestic market
as there was still room for growth in this segnment, said
AirAsia currently flies to 13 destinations in