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Air Asia 'gives away plane' in contest

Sydney, April 10, 2012

Some airlines give away a few free seats, others a few vouchers. But AirAsia X says it is going where no airline has gone before and is giving away an entire plane.

The low cost carrier is giving one lucky AirAsia Australia’s Facebook fan and 302 of his or her Facebook friends a free return flight to Kuala Lumpur travelling on board AirAsia X Airbus A330-300.

The winner and their carefully chosen friends will get to experience AirAsia X award winning service on this specially reserved flight to the AirAsia X hub in Kuala Lumpur, its gateway to over 60 destinations in South East Asia including Phuket, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh and many more, where they’ll live it up in Kuala Lumpur including three nights accommodation, before returning home on their private plane, said a statement.

The competition, believed to be the world’s first to be organised in an Airbus A330 aircraft, was launched today to celebrate AirAsia X’s new daily Sydney-Kuala Lumpur service which began on April 2. It is open only to Australian residents.

Entry is via a specially designed ‘Friendsy’ app on AirAsia Australia’s Facebook page and the winner will be drawn on June 12. The AirAsia Friendsy plane will depart November 2 from Sydney Airport to Kuala Lumpur and return to Sydney on November 5, 2012.

“Why would we give away an Airbus A330? To show it’s possible for everyone to fly and so that everyone can see why we’re the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline,” AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani said.

“Our bold move is part of our social media promotion drive, offering our awesome guests a little X-citement, while testing our social media strength and influence. We believe that the idea would also lift our brand further in Australia and surrounding region.”

The AirAsia Friendsy app is available at

AirAsia was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax  for three consecutive years in 2009, 2010 and 2011. – TradeArabia News Service

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