AirAsia – World’s Best Low-Cost Airline sets record with sales of 500,000 seats in one day

Sepang: AirAsia bagged another world record when it sold more than 500,000 units of hot seats in 24 hours.

In conjunction with Mind Blowing Fare campaign, the seats were offered at RM1  for domestic and international flights. The low-cost airfare attracted 538,000 units of sale and set a new record for AirAsia.

In term of hourly record, AirAsia too recorded the highest number of seat sales  with 36,871 seats. The record indicated a 4.75 per cent increase from the previous record of 25,000.

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The ‘Mind Blowing Fare’ offers are still open for bookings until August 15, 2010 for travel between April 1 and August 11, 2011.

The new booking system, New Skies helped AirAsia set the new record. It was implemented last month which managed to increase the booking capacity up to almost one million flight bookings daily.

The system was stable and able to handle massive sales volume effectively.

The destinations covered by the campaign include Alor Setar, Johor Bahru, Langkawi and Penang.

Other Asean region destinations that were included were Krabi, Phuket, Singapore, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Brunei, Hatyai and Ho Chi Minh City.

The campaign continued with free rooms offer across domestic and international destinations.

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