AirAsia confirms Akamai contract

AirAsia has signed a 10-year agreement with Akamai Technologies to enhance its website through Akamai’s Dynamic Site Acceleration solution.Akamai’s Dynamic Site Acceleration solutions claim to deliver website performance up to five times faster than the origin web infrastructure and handles the specific requirements of dynamically-generated content - without a costly hardware build out.

By leveraging Akamai’s globally-distributed delivery network of 42,000 secure servers equipped with specialized software and deployed in 70 countries, AirAsia will provide a superior online experience to its customers with enhanced site speed and performance.

Akamai is a global leader in powering rich media, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online.

Dato’ Sri Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia Berhad said, “AirAsia’s website is highly popular and enjoys an average of one million unique visitors a month. With our promotional deals and free-seat regional campaigns, the number of hits increases dramatically, so we need a solution to ensure our guests have a speedier, more reliable and uninterrupted online experience on airasia.com. We are very pleased with our partnership with Akamai for providing world-class technological expertise in helping to build profitable and high-performance online businesses for AirAsia.”

Stuart Spiteri, Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Akamai Technologies said, “Akamai has the unique ability to help accelerate AirAsia’s dynamic online content they depend on to build market share and enhance their brand. For the past 10 years, Akamai has made it our goal to power a better Internet for everyone.”
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