AirAsia is now offering passengers the choice of
choosing their seat. This regional product which was opened for sale on
5th February 2009 on all AirAsia flights (AK, FD and QZ) will be
implemented on flights from 17th February 2009 onwards.
For a small fee, this new product named
‘Pick A Seat’ offers assigned seating options for passengers, an
easier boarding, and a number of seats with extra legroom.
The ‘Pick A Seat’ comes in two categories; Hot Seat and Standard
Seat. For RM25 one way, passengers can purchase a Hot Seat.
These hot seats are allocated for the first five front row seats
and the two rows of seats at the emergency exit of the aircraft
cabin. As a bonus these Hot Seats come together with
With the commencement of this new product, Xpress
Boarding as a stand alone service will be discontinued.
Meanwhile, the Standard Seats are other remaining seats onboard
other than the Hot Seats. For only RM5, travellers can opt for their favourite seats onboard; be it at the window or aisle and even get
choose to sit with their families or friends.
do not wish to purchase this product will be assigned seat numbers
randomly prior to check-in.
Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia says “AirAsia guests have always
wanted seating options as has been practiced by the long-haul
service on AirAsia X flights. In addition to that, this is also in
compliance to the Civil Aviation requirements in certain countries
that we fly to like India and Indonesia. This new product enables
us to respond to their needs, after all, it is all down to one’s
personal choice. By paying a little more, guests may select their
choice of seating for their own expediency and convenience ahead
of the general boarding group. We have always used technological
innovations to enhance guests’ convenience and we believe they
should have the option to choose when flying with us.”
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