If you know someone who’s travel to, or within, Asia on a budget they probably did it with AirAsia. Joshua Kurlantzick of The New York Times described it as a “pioneer” of low-cost travel and in 2012 it was ranked as the world’s best low-cost airline by the World Airline Awards in Farnborough, England.
AirAsia might just be travel’s best kept secret.
Since its inception in the mid 90s, AirAsia and its various affiliates have not so quietly come to the forefront of Asian travel. It is, according to some statistics, the cheapest travel option (in terms of cost per kilometer) among the major commercial airlines in the world and, with flights to over 100 destinations, in 22 countries, it is also a robust and dependable travel partner. Whether you’re interested in a Bali vacation, a shopping spree in Singapore or a night in Bangkok, AirAsia has got a seat for you.
Of course, finding a flight online isn’t difficult. In addition to the official AirAsia site, most metasearch sites will include AirAsia in their search results. Rates can change from day to day, and while Tuesday used to be the best day to buy airline tickets, statistics now suggest that buying on Sunday is a better bet.
As with most airlines buying in advance can help improve your chances of getting cheaper fare, though last minute deals do pop up from time to time. In any case, with AirAsia you can be sure you’re getting a great price!