AirAsia has been pivotal in promoting travel to Asia and has its hub in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. It was bought in 2001 by music mogul Tony Fernandez for the princely sum of 25 pence, who wanted to offer low cost long haul flights throughout Asia, in particular to destinations such as Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Since his ownership AirAsia has become one of the world’s best airlines. The company grew from two planes in 2002 to a fleet of 86 aircraft flying 30 million people to over 20 countries today. "Now Everyone Can Fly", is his and the airline’s motto.

*Information on this page is correct as of May 2016

Why Fly with AirAsia

How to Check In

Online and mobile check-in is available with AirAsia from 7 days and up to one hour before scheduled departure. If you do not have bags to check in you can proceed straight to the gate, alternatively take your bags to the bag-drop area at the AirAsia check in desk. Check-in is also available at the airport with desks closing about one hour before scheduled departure. There is no additional charge for printing your boarding pass at the airport.

Baggage Allowance and Fees

There is a new pre-booking policy for checked baggage which means it is cheaper to book your baggage allowance at the time of booking. It will cost more if you do it at a later date. Checked baggage allowance comes with a charge; from RM 50 for 15kg up to RM 100 for 30kg. Passengers on AirAsia are entitled to one piece of cabin baggage weighing no more than 7kg, free of charge. Dimensions must not exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm. One smaller item such as a laptop or purse is also permitted. Excess baggage charges are RM 40 per kg. Prams/strollers/buggies, wheelchairs, mobility devices and walking frames may be checked-in free of charge.


At the time of booking you can choose to select your preferred seat for a small fee of between RM 30 and RM 100 depending on the amount of legroom you require, or you can avoid the fees altogether and allow the airline to select your seat for you.

Booking Fees

AirAsia charge a booking fee if paying by credit card. Only by using BIG Visa and Paypal is there no additional fee. AirAsia has no hidden fees. As a low cost carrier, you pay for the service you require meaning food, drink and seat allocation carries a fee but you can choose to opt out of these.


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