For frequent travellers to many foreign destinations on AirAsia flights, you now have the option of trading your leftover notes and coins on the WorldKoins platform and turn them into credit that can be used to shop online.
Operated by Appykoins Sdn Bhd, WorldKoins allow users to convert their leftover currency to eGift cards and vouchers at participating merchants such as Lazada, Grab, Skype, iTunes, Google Play, Facebook, transfer to PayPal or even donate to charity organisations. In collaboration with AirAsia, this six-month pilot programme (ends in April 2018) will be available to all those who fly on board selected flights from Kuala Lumpur.
Martijn Langhout, Co-Founder of WorldKoins says that the app will be especially useful to travellers who have small amounts of leftover Malaysian Ringgit-denominated currency. “It’s usually hard to change small amounts of currency at money changers. WorldKoins is a great avenue to help travellers make full use of that leftover money in a more meaningful way.”
Meanwhile, Siegtraund The, AirAsia Group Chief Commercial Officer states: “We are thrilled to be the first airline to partner with WorldKoins and we believe this partnership will further strengthen our offerings, ensuring continuous seamless travel experiences for our guests by helping them maximising their unspent currency. We also shop to make this service available in all flights after reviewing the pilot stage.”
The AirAsia cabin crew will do their part to inform travellers on board the selected AirAsia (AK coded) flights to join the WorldKoins platform by keying in their mobile numbers and the amount to be deposited into their device. Travellers will then receive an SMS to activate their account and after 72 hours, they can start conducting transactions on the app.