On September 8, 2001, former Time Warner executive Tony Fernandes bought airasia, and three days later 9-11 happened.
Because of the tragedy many predicted a collapse of the airline industry as people were afraid to fly.
20 years later, airasia now operates scheduled domestic and international flights to more than 165 destinations spanning 25 countries. airasia has also been consistently named as the world’s best low-cost carrier for 11 years by Skytrax in a row in international travel and airline awards.
Now that the airline industry faces a far worse crisis brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the airline once again tries to defy the challenges as it launches the new airasia shopping SuperApp.
The airasia Shop further enhances their digital platform to include convenient and value-for-money travel retail shopping, in partnership with airasia’s logistics venture, Teleport.
The online shop allows Philippine customers to purchase a wide range of quality authentic products from categories such as Beauty, Fashion, Electronics & Gadgets, Health & Wellness, Kids products and exclusive airasia merchandise with affordable prices and from the comforts of their own home, conveniently delivered to their doorsteps.
airasia Shop offers a wide range of quality brands across multiple categories such as Beauty, Fashion, Electronic & Gadgets, Liquor, Health & Wellness, Kids products, and exclusive airasia merchandise.
To celebrate the launch, starting today until 31 January 2021, airasia Shop is offering a 50% discount on selected items and free door-to-door delivery (with no minimum purchase) for all purchases, through Teleport. Visit https://www.airasia.com/shop-ph to view its full range of products and to see the available introductory promotions.
Karen Chan, CEO of airasia.com said, “Since the launch of airasia.com as the Asean super app last October, we have meticulously planned the expansion and availability of our product offerings to other markets. Today is a momentous occasion as it marks the launch of airasia Shop in the Philippines, making it the second destination at which we have expanded our e-commerce presence in, and signifying the importance of the Philippine market to airasia. Through further partnerships and collaborations, we look forward to offering convenient and value-for-money travel retail shopping in the Philippines and consequently increasing our presence across Asean in the near future.”
During the online press conference, Fernandes reminded media that “airasia was born from 9/11 at at time when people were afraid to travel,” and said just as they disrupted the airline industry then, he expressed confidence that the new app could also help improve the way people do their online shopping.
When asked what makes the airasia store unique from other more established shopping apps like Lazada and Shopee, airasia Ancilliary Commercial head Rose Lam said, “One of the pain points about online shopping is the uncertainty of the authencity and quality of the product.
“You first have to read all the reviews about the shop and the product to be certain that it is original. At the airasia shop you don’t have to worry about quality or value as we only carry original brand such as the ones available during your inflight shopping. If you love airline shopping but miss some of the items, now you can get it at the comfort of your homes, same value with free delivery.” Plus you also get to earn big points,. and spend in your future shopping.”
Ricky Isla, CEO of airasia Philippines said, “We are pleased to launch airasia Shop here in the Philippines, thus enhancing our digital platform to bring a unique offering to the Philippine market. With the immense growth of our country’s digital economy in just the previous year, we see this as a great opportunity to join the e-commerce industry, redefining duty-free, travel retail, and at home shopping experiences.
“As industries shift and continue to be shaped by our current situation, airasia will continue to innovate amazing product offerings and experiences for our guests and customers, which is why airasia is the leading travel, lifestyle and digital platform in the region.”
Regent Asia Group Chairman and Managing Director Jose Maria “Chim” Esteban said, “Regent Travel Retail Group has been supporting airasia’s e-Commerce innovations since 2019 and we are excited to be part of the launch of airasia Shop in the Philippines. The deep connection that airasia has with its customer base and our ability to provide top quality merchandise at value prices will allow us to reshape the travel retail experience for the Filipino traveler.”
For an even more rewarding shopping experience, shoppers can earn BIG Points every time they spend on airasia Shop or choose to redeem any products on airasia Shop using their existing BIG Points.
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