Air Asia to commence flights to Tehran
Air Asia airline will officially run flights to Tehran in upcoming days.
The Mehr News Agency reported that while a few Western governments have been trying to restrict their air travel to Iran due to UN sanctions against this country, Air Asia which is one of the most accredited airlines of East Asia has come to a decision to start some routes to Tehran including two flights from Kuala Lumpur.
Air Asia is a Malaysian low-cost airline. It operates scheduled domestic and international flights and is Asia's largest low fare, no-frills airline. Air Asia was a pioneer of low-cost flights in Asia. It is also the first airline in the region to implement fully ticketless travel and unassigned seats.
However, as of 5 February 2009, Air Asia has implemented allocated seats across all Air Asia flights, including in their sister airlines, Indonesia Air Asia and Thai Air Asia. Its main base is the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Its affiliate airlines Thai Air Asia and Indonesia Air Asia have hubs at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand and Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Indonesia, respectively. Air Asia's registered office is in Petaling Jaya, Selangor while its head office is on the grounds of Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Selangor.
In 2010 Air Asia won an award for the world's best low-cost airline.