AirAsia has appointed Hills Balfour as its new PR consultancy in the UK. AirAsia X launched direct flights between London Stansted and Kuala Lumpur in 2009, and recently added Paris to its European route map.
Azran Osman Rani, CEO of AirAsia X, commented; “We have a heightened commitment here in the UK as it is one of our most important future hubs. We chose to work with Hills Balfour because of its expertise in the travel and tourism industry, as well as its ability to offer both corporate PR and social media credentials. We hope that this partnership will help AirAsia to go from strength to strength in the UK market.”
Amanda Hills, CEO of Hills Balfour, added; “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to extend the reach of AirAsia’s public relations strategy across both the consumer and corporate media throughout the UK and Europe. The popularity of AirAsia’s low fares and extensive network of destinations is already well established within Asia, and we look forward to supporting and strengthening this success using our extensive destination client base and creativity. As Airport Passenger Duty has increased costs for long-haul flights in and out of the UK, it is imperative that both corporate travellers and the travelling public are made aware of the great value of the long-haul low-fare model.”
Senior Account Manager Jo Hartley will head up the account at Hills Balfour.