AirAsia X gives away a plane!

Sydney, 10 April 2012

Some airlines give away a few free seats, others a voucher here and there. But AirAsia X is boldly going where no airline has gone before and is giving away an entire plane, that’s right - a 230-odd tonne, shiny red and white airbus.

The World’s Best 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 their very own AirAsia X Airbus A330-300 (which they get to experience only temporarily of course).

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*.

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.

Entry is via a specially designed ‘Friendsy’ app on AirAsia Australia’s Facebook page, with the winner drawn on 12th June. 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.”

“Also none of our competitors would ever be this cool. Apart from our sense of fun and adventure, it’s our category leading efficiency and service that makes it possible for us to offer this amazing trip of a lifetime.”

The Friendsy app features the Pick A Seat diagram from the AirAsia’s website, which allows entrants to fill the plane’s seats with their Facebook friends either manually or via an auto fill button.

The AirAsia Friendsy app is now available at

“Entrants will be faced with a number of thought-provoking decisions,” Mr Osman-Rani said.

“For example, what if you have more than 302 friends? And which 11 friends will you choose to join you in the Premium Flat Beds?

“Our advice, it’s time to think hard about who your real friends are!” concluded Azran.

AirAsia X, the long haul, low fare affiliate of AirAsia, operates direct flights to Kuala Lumpur from Sydney, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Perth, as well as connecting ‘Fly-Thru’ flights to popular ASEAN countries.

Currently, AirAsia has over 65,000 followers/fans at The airline as a group has over 2.3 million facebook fans from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore.

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.

* Conditions apply, log on to www.facebook/AirAsiaAustralia . Only open to Aust. residents 18 + who are able to take the prize on 2/11/12. Commences 10/4/12 and closes 11.59pm AEST 5/6/12. 1 entry permitted per entrant. Draw will take place at Ste 3, Erina Plaza, 210 Central Coast Hwy, Erina NSW 2250 at 12pm AEST 12/6/12.

Winner published in The Australian 19/6/12. Prize also includes breakfast daily & is valued at up to AUD$268,615.00. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. The Promoter is AirAsia X Services Pty Ltd (ABN 79 141 326 463), of PO Box 497 Red Hill QLD 4059. Telephone 1300 760 330. NSW Permit No. LTPS/12/2559 VIC Permit No. 12/669 ACT Permit No. TP12/1126 SA Permit No. T12/538”.