AirAsia has long been the go-to for affordable travel. The carrier’s extensive network has played a huge role in democratising adventure, connecting dots from little known regions of Vietnam to the big cities of Australia. Now, they’ve taken that further with the “Unlimited Pass”.
Announced today, and subsequently sending social media into overdrive, the all-you-can-fly pass will grant one year of travel (2nd March 2020 to 2nd March 2021) to holders from Malaysia to Japan, Australia, China, India and Korea.
There is one important thing to note though – the pass is only available for Malaysia-based AirAsia BIG members from airasia.com or through the carrier’s mobile app. And you can only buy one from now until midnight 7th March. Full terms and conditions on official website.
The pass is priced from RM499 (AU181) and all flights are still subject to government taxes and fees, add-ons and other charges. Any flight booking using the unlimited pass must be made at least 14 days before departure as well. Flights are through Air Asia X.
Still, this is an unprecedented move for AirAsia, who like several other airlines have attempted Unlimited Pass in the past. Although, never one this ambitious or generous in scope.
“This is unprecedented. However, AirAsia has always been known as the disruptor and we want to restore traveller’s confidence amid the current sentiment towards flying. Travelling is still very safe as long as everyone travels responsibly and is kept updated by World Health Organisation (WHO) or respective government’s travel advice,” said AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail. “As the travel period spans across one full year, AirAsia Unlimited Pass holders can decide when best to travel and choose between exploring all available destinations or keep going back to the same favourite location over and over again in different seasons, the choice is yours.”
The pass comes after major economic threat to the aviation industry as the looming threat of a global pandemic continues.
For anyone concerned about travel, just remember to practice good hand hygiene (if you’re washing your hands correctly, it takes at least 20-30 seconds), avoid touching your face, and avoid crowded places and events.