September 02, 2014: AirAsia has introduced a product called Redbox by Airasia, the new low cost courier in town, offering the best value-for-money express courier and parcel delivery service; wholly developed by AirAsia, providing customers up to 50% savings in costs compared to existing courier services.
Redbox is designed by the airline to provide low cost courier services for businesses, average consumers, corporate clients and overseas foreign workers for the carriage of regular parcels, business packages and documents throughout the airline's extensive route network.
Currently, Redbox will be serving the markets in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Nepal. Plans are currently in the pipeline for the airline to expand its courier services in other countries in the future, such as in Australia, Japan, China, Hong Kong and more.
AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said, "For us to remain in the forefront of the industry and to continue with our pledge to provide services at the lowest fares and rates, constant innovation and improvements to our products & services are very important. Ancillary income adds around 20% of our revenue and we are determined to boost this further with new services such as Redbox. With Redbox, we also hope to open up a new horizon for businesses in Malaysia and across the region. In the current economic climate, businesses can only benefit from low-cost courier services such as this, promising reliability and up to par with industry standards.
"By tapping into our extensive route network which spans across over 88 destinations and 22 countries; as well as excellent flight frequencies in Malaysia and across the region, Redbox enables more commerce opportunities for local businesses, providing exclusive reach to various destinations not connected by other airlines. Especially beneficial for SMEs, Redbox's low cost courier service affords lower operating costs, which are essential for SMEs to operate," Tony added.
To enjoy AirAsia's Redbox, customers may request for the low cost courier service online at redbox.airasia.com, as easy as booking flights with AirAsia, and payments can be made via Mastercard, Visa or Paypal.
For added convenience, customers may call Redbox Customer Service to arrange for pick-up of their consignments. Alternatively, customers can choose to drop their parcels at any of the Redbox outlets or drop-off locations.
Customers may also simply walk-in to any of its service centres to obtain its services, with the Redbox courier network presenting more than 300 outlets and kiosks with pick-up and drop-off facilities. The Redbox service centres accept cash for all transactions.
Redbox customers will enjoy swift, consistent, and timely deliveries of their parcels and shipments with services such as Door-to-Door Deliveries, Tracking & Tracing of Parcel, Online Booking, Online Payment and Insurance Coverage.
Customers may keep track of their shipments by using the Tracking & Tracing feature online, by keying in the consignment, airway bill or flight number provided.
About the AirAsia Group
AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with 88 destinations. Within 12 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 230 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 160. The airline today is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and India, servicing a network stretching across all Asean countries as well as China, India and Australia. AirAsia was named the World's Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for six consecutive years from 2009 – 2014.