Thursday, October 14, 2010

AirAsia has reached 100 million passengers

AirAsia has reached their target to  transport 100 million passengers to various countries. The target was reached within a period of 8.5 years.

The announcement of the 100 million passengers was held in Ecoba Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday (13/10). Passengers to-100 million won by Irma Dewi (23) from Indonesia. She is entitled to have 100 AirAsia free tickets to all routes with lifetime validity period.

"Initially we only dreamed of creating a cheap flight so that everyone can fly anywhere. Now that dream come true, our passengers have reached 100 million people, "said CEO Group of AirAsia Group, Tony Fernandes in announcing the passengers to-100 million.

In 2013, Tony said, the target is 200 million passengers. AirAsia currently operates in 139 routes with a around 1,000 pilots, assisted by about 7,000 staffs. "The first time when we operate, we had only two aircrafts and 200 staffs. There are many routes that should we open due to a big potential, "he said.

According to CEO AirAsia Indonesia, Dharmadi, AirAsia is now focusing on international routes because of domestic airlines have taken over by the other airline company. After developing international routes from Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya and Bali, AirAsia will focus on Makassar. Passengers from Indonesia around 330,000 per month. Until the end of September recorded 2.8 million passenger from the target of 4 million passengers.