CheapOair Announces Strategic Partnership with AirAsia

Travelers offered wider selection of affordable airfare to Asia and beyond

NEW YORK, NY – May 27, 2015 – CheapOair announced today that it has partnered with AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline with a route network that spans through to over 20 countries.

“AirAsia is widely recognized as one of the leading low cost airlines globally,” said Sanjay Hathiramani, senior vice president of supplier relations at CheapOair. “With the introduction of AirAsia flights on CheapOair, we are excited to provide our customers worldwide with an even more extensive array of flight choices across more than 450 of the world’s leading airlines and 18 million departure and arrival points.”

CheapOair’s partnership with AirAsia will help both leisure and business travelers take full advantage of their next trip to Asia, by booking additional low-cost connections within Asia and Asia Pacific, all on one convenient site. A CheapOair customer traveling from New York to Kuala Lumpur, for example, can now additionally book an AirAsia flight originating in Kualu Lumpur on one of the hundreds of routes to experience multiple cities in the region, all in one trip.

AirAsia was named “World’s Leading Low Cost Airline” at the prestigious World Travel Awards for two consecutive years and was also named Asia’s Best and World’s Best Low Cost Airline by Skytrax for six consecutive years from 2009 – 2014.

About AirAsia
AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with over 90 destinations. Within 13 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 280 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 190. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and India, servicing a network stretching across all Asean countries and beyond. 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. AirAsia is the first airline globally to collaborate with INTERPOL to implement the I-Checkit system to screen the passports of all its prospective passengers against information contained in the world police body’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database.

About CheapOair
CheapOair is the first hybrid (online/traditional) travel agency that enables consumers to book travel online, on mobile apps, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (http://www.cheapoair.com, 1-800-566-2345) bridges the gap between an online and traditional travel agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find deals and offers to destinations worldwide on over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels, and 100s of car rentals. Partner airlines benefit from access to CheapOair’s broad customer base that books high yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at above the industry average. Follow CheapOair on Facebook and Twitter to learn how to travel the world for less.

CheapOair Announces Top Destinations for Memorial Day Weekend Travel

Leading Online Travel Agency’s Weekend Data Shows Decreased Airfares

NEW YORK, NY – May 20, 2015 – CheapOair, the top flights-focused hybrid online travel agency, announced today the top ten destinations its consumers are traveling to for Memorial Day weekend. After a record breaking winter of frigid temperatures across most of the country, CheapOair’s data shows that a majority of travelers took advantage of the significantly low airfare costs available for the holiday weekend, to celebrate the unofficial start to summer.

“With the average fare for the weekend coming in slightly above $400, Memorial Day travel is easily accessible for consumers seeking a quick getaway,” explains Tom Spagnola, CheapOair’s Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations. “With the lower airfares, more people are traveling to not only the typical destinations like Florida and California, but as well as adventurous locales like the Philippines. The most substantial airfare change between 2014 and 2015 was reflected in bookings to Manila, Philippines, showing a 17% cost decline from the previous year. Of the top ten destinations, eight are domestic, including Las Vegas, Nevada; Orlando, Florida; Los Angeles, California; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Denver, Colorado; San Francisco, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Miami, Florida.

Most Popular Destinations (2015 Avg. Roundtrip Airfare) 2015-14 Airfare Cost Change
1. Las Vegas, Nevada ($335.19), -1%
2. Orlando, Florida ($292.14), -7%
3. Los Angeles, California ($343.43), 1%
4. Fort Lauderdale, Florida ($292.53), -1%
5. Denver, Colorado ($289.98), 0%
6. San Francisco, California ($350.59), 3%
7. Cancun, Mexico ($476.17), -11%
8. Chicago, Illinois ($270.33), -12%
9. Miami, Florida ($321.01), -10%

The average prices above are based on bookings made on CheapOair.com between January 1 and March 23, 2015, for travel between May 21 and 25, 2015. Fares are roundtrip and include taxes and fees. Fares are based on historical data, and may no longer be available at the time of booking.

About CheapOair
CheapOair is a flights-focused hybrid travel agency that enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (http://www.cheapoair.com, 1-800-566-2345) bridges the gap between an online and traditional travel agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find deals and offers to destinations worldwide on over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels, and 100s of car rentals. Partner airlines benefit from access to CheapOair’s broad customer base that books high yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at above the industry average. Follow CheapOair on Facebook and Twitter to learn how to travel the world for less.

CheapOair Wins Top Honors for its App, Website and Latest TV Commercial

CheapOair app, website and “Perks” TV commercial recognized as winners in three award programs, including Horizon Interactive Awards, Webby Awards and Communicator Awards

NEW YORK, NY – May 06, 2015 – CheapOair, a leading hybrid (online/traditional) travel agency, announced today that it was recognized with several top industry honors for its app, website and latest TV commercial.

CheapOair mobile app and latest TV commercial entitled “Perks” won Gold in the App of the Year and Commercial of the Year categories in Horizon Interactive Awards, with its website winning Silver in the Website of the Year category. The 13th annual international Horizon Interactive Awards marked one of the most competitive and well-rounded competitions in the awards program’s history with more than 1,200 entries from 27 countries around world. The top 60 percent of all 2014 entries were recognized and awarded an award classification (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Best of Category, or Best of Show).

CheapOair app was also named a Nominee in the Travel App of the Year category in the Webby Awards. Established in 1996 and hailed as the “internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the internet. The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. From these, less than 8 percent were selected as nominees.

Finally, CheapOair also won silver in Website, iPhone App, iPad App, TV Commercial and Publicity Campaign of the Year categories in Communicator Awards. The 21st annual competition drew more than 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes and marked the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals.

“CheapOair aims to make travel effortless, affordable and enjoyable, no matter whether travelers book online, via our app or by calling one of our contact centers located around the world,” said Chris Cuddy, chief commercial officer at Fareportal, the company that operates CheapOair. “Our multiple award-winning website and app make it that much easier for our customers to book their perfect trip.”

About CheapOair
CheapOair is the first hybrid (online/traditional) travel agency that enables consumers to book travel online, on mobile apps, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (http://www.cheapoair.com, 1-800-566-2345) bridges the gap between an online and traditional travel agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find deals and offers to destinations worldwide on over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels, and hundreds of car rentals. Partner airlines benefit from access to CheapOair’s broad customer base that books high yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at above the industry average. Follow CheapOair on Facebook and Twitter to learn how to travel the world for less.