Friday, May 14, 2010

Now you can pay AirAsia in any currency

AirAsia customers can now buy air tickets in their currency of choice after the low-cost carrier launched a multi-currency online sales platform.

AirAsia Group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes said the enhanced sales platform would take away the uncertainty of exchange rates fluctuation for guests, making the purchase of flights more convenient, straightforward and transparent.

“We don't want our guests to have surprises when they receive their credit card statements at the end of the month,” Fernandes said in a statement.

The platform will enable guests to get instant pricing in five foreign currencies - US, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australian dollars and the British pound - and is the first Asian low-cost carrier to adopt the system.

The platform used by AirAsia, FXmicropay, is a cash management and merchant acquiring service offered by The Royal Bank of Scotland.

It supports over 60 currencies and AirAsia plans to accommodate other currencies in the future.

Guests with credit cards issued for the currencies may purchase flights on AirAsia from anywhere in the world at

In Kuala Lumpur, Transport Minister announced that AirAsia would start flying to Teheran, Iran, five times a week beginning July.

“This will bring more tourists from the region to Malaysia, hence further boosting the country's tourism industry,” he said after launching the Marhaba Golden Card here yesterday.

Source : STAR
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