AirAsia offers multi-currency payment

15 May 2010

AirAsia has upgraded its online payment system to enable passengers to enjoy instant pricing in the currency of their choice when they book online.

With its new FXmicropay solution, installed by the Royal Bank of Scotland, the budget airline is now accepting five new currencies in its online payment platform: USD, SGD, HKD, GBP and AUD. This means customers using credit cards issued in these currencies do not need to do a foreign exchange conversion to pay for their airfare. Previously, AirAsia charged fares either in Malaysian ringgit or the currency at the point of origin.

AirAsia will progressively add more currencies into the system in future.

"It will take away the the uncertainty of exchange rates fluctuation for our guests," said airline CEO Tony Fernandes in a statement, "making the purchase of flights more convenient, straightforward and transparent."

He added: "We want our guests to have no surprises when they receive their credit card statements at the end of the month.

AirAsia operates more than 600 flights daily to 65 destinations, with more than 80 percent of its sales being conducted over the internet.

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Gigi Onag

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