AirAsia presents the future of air travel to the Prime Minister of Malaysia
SEPANG, 16 August 2019 – AirAsia presented the future of air travel to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Yang Amat Berhormat Tun Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad, in conjunction with his official visit to AirAsia’s headquarters RedQ here today.
The tour kicked off at the Innovation Lab with AirAsia presenting airasia.com, its all-in-one travel platform which now features not only travel but also lifestyle offerings so guests can book all their travel needs on one site, from flights and accommodation to ground transport, tours, entertainment and more.
This was followed by a demonstration of a seamless, fully digital airport experience powered by AirAsia’s FACES (Fast Airport Clearance Experience System), which would allow a guest to perform a digital check-in, self baggage drop, immigration clearance and boarding using facial recognition technology. AirAsia also demonstrated how digital engineering solutions such as blockchain technology and Skywise are able to provide more efficient, more reliable and greener end-to-end operations.
AirAsia also showcased other key components of its future travel blueprint, including e-marketplace OURSHOP, cargo and logistics platform Teleport, fintech venture BigPay, and lifestyle and entertainment affiliates such as Santan and AirAsia Foundation.
The prime minister was accompanied by Minister of Transport Yang Berhormat Loke Siew Fook. Key executives from AirAsia who were present included AirAsia Group Berhad Executive Chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and members of AirAsia Malaysia’s senior management.