AirAsia strengthened its presence in the paradise islands of Maldives with the launch of the first AirAsia Travel & Service Centre (ATSC) today, which is operated by All H Maldives Private Limited.
The centre was officiated by Honourable Mr Moosa Zameer, Minister of Tourism Maldives; Mr Hussain Jaleel, CEO of Civil Aviation Maldives; Mr Ibrahim Shareef Mohamed, Commissioner General of Customs Maldives; Mr Adil Moosa, Managing Director of Maldives Airports Company; Mr Abdullah Rasheed, Director Air Transport Maldives Civil Aviation Authority along with Ms Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia Berhad.
In conjunction with the launch of this ATSC, AirAsia is offering an exclusive promotion with 20% discount off selected AirAsia and AirAsia X flights such as Siem Reap, Shenzhen, Wuhan from Kuala Lumpur and other routes such as Johor Bahru to Guangzhou, and Bali to Darwin and Perth. The promotional fares are available exclusively at the ATSC in Maldives from today until29 May 2016, and guests are able to travel from 1 June 2016 until 31 August 2016 with this promotion.
Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia Berhad said, “We are pleased to further strengthen our presence here in the Maldives with the launch of AirAsia Travel & Service Centre. With its central location in Male, it is an added convenience for guests who are not able to book their AirAsia flights online.”
“Our direct route connecting Kuala Lumpur and Male has also shown a strong track record since we started operations last October, with an average load factor of 85% on both ways. We are proud to connect all of our guests from across our extensive route network which covers over 100 destinations into Maldives through Kuala Lumpur, which is one of our biggest hubs, as well as a transit hub for our Fly-Thru guests,” added Aireen Omar.
Moosa Zameer, Minister of Tourism Maldives said, “Since the commencement in October last year, AirAsia has played an integral role in connecting Malaysia and Maldives, maintaining a remarkable load factor. I am very happy to see AirAsia’s contribution in making the “2016 –the visit Maldives Year” a success”.
Mr Abdullah Rasheed, Director Aitr Transport maldives Civil Aviation Authority; Mr Adil Moosa, Managing Director of Maldives Airports Company; Mr Hussain Jaleel, CEO of Civil Aviation Maldives; Mr Abdul Hameed, Managing Director of ALL H Maldives Private Limited; Mr Moosa Zameer, Minister of Tourism Maldives; Ms Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia Berhad and Mr Ibrahim Shareef Mohamed, Commissioner General of Custom Maldives.
“The AirAsia Travel and Service Centre will make travel smoother and more ideal for the passengers with AirAsia’s vast network choices and affordable fares. It would also increase the visibility of the AirAsia services throughout Maldives and I congratulate AirAsia and its local partner All H Maldives Private Limited. Partnerships like these are example of opportunities available to the private sector that would drive the engine of Maldives Aviation sector”.
The AirAsia Travel and Service Centre is a one-stop centre offering services such as flight bookings to all AirAsia and AirAsia X’s extensive route network, as well as hotel and tour activities. The service centre acts as another convenient booking channel and features flexible payment methods for guests such as cash or credit card, supplementing the popular online services already offered on www.airasia.com.
The first ATSC was launched in Malaysia back in March 2011, and has grown its presence throughout Asia with outlets in the Philippines, Thailand, China, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia and now Maldives. All ATSC outlets are operated by licensed third-party agents on behalf of AirAsia Berhad. The centre in Maldives is AirAsia’s 94th outlet in the Asian region.