Budget airline AirAsia is rolling out a series of business travel-focused “bundles” under its new MyCorporate scheme, aimed at offering different suites of products catered to corporate travellers.
The carrier has unveiled three different options ranging from a more bare-bones package to comprehensive offerings.
Fare Only – the most basic – provides just the airfare, with all ancillaries able to be added for a fee. Meanwhile Corporate Lite adds a complimentary meal, standard seat assignment and access to a dedicated check-in counter to the mix. Corporate Lite travellers also get one flight change up to 24 hours before departure without additional fee.
The most comprehensive bundle, however, is Corporate Full Flex, which includes “Hot Seat” assignment, a baggage allowance of 20kg, “XPress” immigration and baggage, as well as Premium Red Lounge access (for flights departing from KLIA2 in Kuala Lumpur), priority boarding and unlimited flight changes up to two hours before departure with no fee. Corporate Full Flex travellers departing from Malaysia and Thailand also get travel insurance, and will be able to go on standby for earlier flights on the same day to the same destination free of charge as part of AirAsia’s GoShow offering.
According to AirAsia group CEO Tony Fernandes, the airline has seen an increase in business travellers flying with the carrier.
Corporate head of sales, Barry Klipp, said: “This is the next evolution for AirAsia corporate products. With MyCorporate, we are better able to offer the right product to our corporate client’s needs and budgets. Whether they require just a seat with no add-ons, a Lite product with basic benefits or if they wish to take advantage of our fully loaded product designed to make business travel more convenient and flexible, including our latest offering GoShow.”
In related news, Singapore Airlines earlier this month unveiled its new Highflyer loyalty programme aimed at small and medium-sized businesses.