airasia.com introduces its super app with flights to more than 3000 destinations powered by Kiwi.com
20 October 2020 – Last week airasia.com announced its new brand identity as the ASEAN super app for travel and lifestyle, with Kiwi.com as a strategic partner. With its new vision, airasia.com transforms from a digital airline into a comprehensive lifestyle platform, connecting people to places, and people to people.
Complementing the travel products, shopping, food, and rewards offered at airasia.com, Kiwi.com is a strategic partner of the super app, providing flights to over 3,000 destinations worldwide. As the largest low-cost carrier in ASEAN, AirAsia leverages its network of over 400 destinations, which cover second and third-tier ASEAN cities. In cooperation with Kiwi.com, the airline connects ASEAN to the world, with Europe being a key market of focus.
Being an online travel-tech company, Kiwi.com and its proprietary data create a global network of more than 800 ground and air carriers. The self-connect solution allows Kiwi.com to combine carries that don’t cooperate by providing travelers with seamless travel experience.
Rajiv Kumar, Head of Flights at airasia.com said, “By expanding airasia.com’s travel vertical to encompass non-AirAsia flights, we are disrupting the divide between full-service and low-cost carriers. Our partnership with Kiwi.com completes our air mobility offering as an OTA, and complements the tactical partnerships that airasia.com has entered into with major European and Middle Eastern airlines.
“Through our virtual interlining product in collaboration with Kiwi.com, we are now able to connect ASEAN to the world with 700 airlines flying to 3,000 destinations across the world, and always at the best price guaranteed.”
Karen Chan, CEO of airasia.com commented, “In this new normal, the travel industry has to be bold and creative in navigating the uncertainty in the recovery of international travel and the economic environment. airasia.com advocates collaboration instead of competition so that the travel industry will emerge greater and stronger than ever. Our partnership with Kiwi.com will be crucial in helping us jumpstart international travel as borders begin to reopen.”
Kiwi.com CEO and Co-founder, Oliver Dlouhý, added, “Traveling is all about the options. The more, the better. This is now valid more than ever before. Thanks to the partnership between airasia.com and Kiwi.com, we will provide travelers with all the options, no exceptions. I’m proud to be working alongside AirAsia on the recovery of travel in the region.”
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airasia.com is a one-stop travel, e-commerce and fintech platform offering consumers over 15 lines of products online and via its super-app. Powered by data and technology, airasia.com leverages its digital ecosystem of 75 million users and 40 million downloads of its super-app to generate personalised and seamless consumer experience in the digital new era. From travel needs to everyday lifestyle essentials, there is always something for everyone on airasia.com.
Kiwi.com was founded in 2012 by Oliver Dlouhý and Jozef Képesi. The travel tech company was created for travelers by travelers. Its proprietary algorithm – Virtual Interlining – allows users to combine flights and ground transportation from more than 800 carriers, including many that do not normally cooperate. Kiwi.com powers more than 100 million searches every day and employs 2,000 people worldwide.
Carol Barnes, Head of Global Communications, Kiwi.com