Kiwi.com partners with AirAsia to power unique ticket search solution
Thanks to the cooperation, AirAsia transforms itself into a leading provider of travel and lifestyle services in the Asia Pacific
On 15 November 2019, Kiwi.com and AirAsia announced the start of their strategic partnership. The leading travel tech company now powers AirAsia’s platform, and is expanding their online offering to include the sale of other airlines’ tickets on airasia.com.
Thanks to the partnership with Kiwi.com, AirAsia is now able to offer both travel-related services and flights outside of the Asia Pacific region using just one platform — airasia.com.
Destinations such as London, Dubai, Madrid, and Auckland have now become available to the more than 50 million unique monthly AirAsia users that choose to book flights, hotels, activities and more through the company’s website.
Powered by Kiwi.com, AirAsia’s website users will be able to book travels from more than 100 airlines to destinations across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.
Kiwi.com’s white label provides the airline with non-AirAsia connecting flights
As one of our most important airline partners in the region, we have already been cooperating with AirAsia by selling their flights through an API connection to their inventory. With the new partnership in place, AirAsia can now benefit from Kiwi.com’s unique white label solution.
The partnership is based around the implementation of Kiwi.com’s white label onto the platform, linking its booking engine and customers who are looking for flights operated by other airlines to Kiwi.com’s white label, which has a similar look and feel as airasia.com.
The white label from Kiwi.com is tailor-made to meet fully the business requirements of the company. For example, there are no competitors’ flights offered on routes that are already operated by AirAsia.
Kiwi.com and AirAsia are partnering together to open up the rest of the world
By partnering with Kiwi.com, AirAsia becomes the first airline in the Asia Pacific to combine its very own flight booking platform with those of other airlines. It gives AirAsia the unique benefit that other booking platforms currently do not have: AirAsia can now discount their own short-haul flights if booked together with a long-haul flight on their website.
“I never thought we would ever be selling tickets of other airlines,” AirAsia’s CEO Tony Fernandes said.
“Today, with the help of Kiwi.com, we are reinventing ourselves as more than just an airline, bringing to life our vision for airasia.com to be the region’s one-stop travel shop.”
Kiwi.com’s CEO Oliver Dlouhý added: “I’m extremely proud that Kiwi.com has been chosen to power AirAsia’s transformation and ambition to become Asia Pacific’s leading travel and lifestyle platform. We have an abundance of airlines and ground carriers at our disposal, and together with AirAsia and its enormous customer base, we’re proud to be able to open up the rest of the world.”