AirAsia : Capital A launches IKHLAS, Shariah-compliant lifestyle platform especially for Muslims

SEPAN, October 20, 2022 – Capital A’s Muslim-friendly travel and lifestyle platform, IKHLAS, which offers convenience, affordability and accessibility for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligations and a Sharia-compliant lifestyle, officially launches today.

Key highlights of IKHLAS offerings include affordable and convenient IKHLAS Umrah packages in partnership with licensed Umrah operator Ikhlas Com Travel and Umrah Sdn Bhd; Most importantly, Muslim travelers can now travel with confidence with IKHLAS, which offers a wide range of carefully curated, value-for-money Halal travel packages to extensive destinations across the AirAsia network.

IKHLAS all-inclusive travel packages include South Korea, the favorite destination of Muslim travelers, with a Muslim-friendly itinerary to experience Seoul either in winter, spring or by train to Busan from RM3,790. Muslim travelers can also visit Bali without worrying about halal dining options, with packages starting at RM390 per person one-way. Other popular Muslim-friendly destinations include Phuket, Bangkok and Krabi.

IKHLAS began operations in April 2020, using the downtime during the pandemic to accelerate its development into airasia Super App’s full-fledged Muslim-friendly travel and lifestyle platform. Spurred on by the resumption of AirAsia X flights to Jeddah and many other interesting destinations, IKHLAS is now able to offer many affordable Umrah and other travel packages.

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Other services available on the IKHLAS platform include digital access to religious practices such as Qurban and Zakat, and other Sharia-compliant lifestyle services such as Aqiqah, Fidyah and Sadaqah. In addition, “Shop with IKHLAS” offers more than 1,000 products such as prayer articles, groceries, fashion, books, jewelry and household items.

IKHLAS has various Umrah packages with prices starting at RM5,990. Umrah Lite, Umrah Jejak Rasul and Umrah Hawa will fly from Kuala Lumpur to Jeddah on AirAsia X flights from November 16, 2022.

The Umrah Lite package priced at RM5,990 for 9D/7N is scheduled to depart from November 19th, while the 12D/10N package Umrah Jejak Rasul (RM7,890) will depart on November 16th and Umrah Hawa (RM7,690) will depart 13D/11N begins December 21, 2022.

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Capital A’s Executive Chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said: “AirAsia is all about connecting people to destinations at the best price and I have always envisioned translating AirAsia’s success story into a Sharia-compliant travel ecosystem. With IKHLAS, we combine both travel and religious commitment, a convenient and accessible platform for Muslim travelers, enabling them to travel with confidence.

“We built the IKHLAS brand at the height of the pandemic. As all businesses struggle to stay afloat, we took the opportunity to realign our strategies and took full advantage of one of the platform’s offerings, Sadaqah, to fundraise and help Muslims in Malaysia and around the world Times of need,” explained Datuk Kamarudin, who came up with the idea of ​​IKHLAS with Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer of Capital A.

IKHLAS Chief Executive Officer Ikhlas Kamarudin said: “In just two short years, we have managed to exponentially expand the IKHLAS platform, which supports the Muslim communities and organizations through a digital ecosystem and transforms the way they practice their deen.”

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Ikhlas added: “In addition to the prepackaged umrah packages we currently offer, we will also be introducing more flexible travel and do-it-yourself (DIY) umrah options, where travelers can customize their trips by choosing their flights, hotels, Activities and other add-ons curated specifically for Muslims.”

Associated with Rabi’ Ul-Awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar and the birth month of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the launch event was graced with a beautiful rendition of “Selawat” by international singer-songwriter Sandhy Sondoro, who hails from Indonesia. The lyrics were written by Datuk Kamarudin and composed by Sandhy himself.

For more information about IKHLAS and its wide range of offerings, including the newly launched Umrah packages, visit https://ikhlas.com/en/gb/.

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