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AirAsia introduces Xpress boarding

AirAsia will soon introduce the new ‘Xpress Boarding’ service beginning 15 May 2007. According to the carrier the ‘Xpress Boarding’ will offer guests more choice over their seating arrangements onboard the…

AirAsia will soon introduce the new ‘Xpress Boarding’ service beginning 15 May 2007. According to the carrier the ‘Xpress Boarding’ will offer guests more choice over their seating arrangements onboard the aircraft.

This new service provides guests the opportunity to be amongst the first to board and have the greatest choice of seats, ahead of the general boarding group at an introductory fee of RM20 one way, said the carrier.

AirAsia, who practices a free-seating policy will extend the Xpress Boarding service to all airports within its network including those serviced by its sister companies, Thai AirAsia and Indonesia AirAsia.

Kathleen Tan, Executive Vice President, Commercial of AirAsia, said “We are constantly on our toes in innovating our product and services and with our extensive route network with the Airbus A320, AirAsia is attracting a more diverse group of travelers with special requests who are prepared to pay a little more for the enhanced service. We believe at the initial stage, most of our guests that are likely to take up this boarding service will consist of business, corporate and middle income travelers who are keen to get off the aircraft ahead of the rest upon landing. We believe this service will also prove enormously attractive for families who want to be able to sit together without the fuss of rushing to reserve seats and avoid the frustrating long queues upon boarding.”

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