About AirAsia (AK)
AirAsia (AK) is a Malaysian budget airline with its main hub located at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The AirAsia Group consists of seven subsidiary country-based carriers for China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam — and one sister airline, AirAsia X, which handles the group’s longer haul flights. In total, AirAsia Group operates cheap domestic, regional, and international flights to over 160 destinations in 25 countries — and counting.
With over 200 daily flights, AirAsia covers a tremendous amount of territory — at bargain basement fares. With regional hubs found in Bangkok, Delhi, Manila, and Nagoya, many of AirAsia’s most popular destinations are not direct flights, instead linking to airports by short hops from the hub. For example, visitors wishing to reach Khon Kaen or Ranong, Thailand, will generally land at Bangkok International Airport (BKK) and transfer to the onward flight.
Meanwhile, AirAsia has a strong airline footprint in Australia and New Zealand, with flights to and from all major airports, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney, together with Auckland, New Zealand.
As one of the cheapest airlines in the region, AirAsia has a reputation for expanding its base of affiliate carriers. While Kuala Lumpur is statistically its most popular destination, up and coming cities include Phuket, Singapore, Cebu, Taipei, Kota Kinabalu, and Tokyo.
Choosing your car
Take advantage of our great deals by booking a flight with AirAsia and linking your car rental from Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, or Sixt. With us, your airline car rental options run the gamut of vehicle types, from compact 2-door cars, economy and standard 4-door sedans, intermediate and fullsize sedans, plus premium and luxury 4-door vehicles. For driving in variable conditions, choose between a range of fullsize SUVs, while families and groups of 5 or more will find sweet deals on 7-12 seater minivans.
Tips for AirAsia Passengers Renting Cars
To save money on a car hire Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) — sometimes called the Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) — contact your credit card company and ask about their coverage of the CDW Excess waiver. Car rental companies aren’t obligated to mention that you may already be covered for the excess amount involved in a claim, which means you may not need to pay extra for the option when you’re picking up your car.
Unlike some of its competitors, all AirAsia car rentals include a standard CDW (LDW) as well as Theft Protection insurance. Be advised that damage and theft excess amounts will vary depending upon the destination country, but the excess amount must be available on the credit card you’re using to rent a car, regardless of location.
When flying with AirAsia, you must be older than 25 and younger than 99 to rent a car. AirAsia’s underage driver provision is satisfied by an additional surcharge and a higher deposit — known in car rental circles as a “hold” on your card.
Your airline car rental will most likely be equipped with a GPS. It’s up to you whether to pay for the system to go online. Some savvy drivers may opt to use their mobile phones as navigational devices. Confirm that your data plan won’t involve costly international roaming charges before declining to go online with the GPS.
International travelers who plan to rent a car in a foreign country should first find out if they need an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) to operate a vehicle.
If traveling with children, be advised that the fee to use your own child restraint seat may be higher than renting one from your car hire provider.