CIMB Thai Bank, in co-operation with Thai AirAsia, has launched an online savings account CIMB Thai AirAsia Savers Account in Thailand, to offer depositors with cash-back incentives and the ability to bid for free AirAsia flights.

The online account can be accessed through CIMB Thai i-Banking, the bank’s internet banking portal, CIMB Thai’s ATMs (automated teller machines) and its phone banking service.

Subhak Siwaraksa, president and CEO of CIMB Thai, said: “Not only will our customers get to enjoy the convenience and speed of online banking, we will reward them for it too. The more they save, the more benefits they will receive from both CIMB Thai and Thai Air Asia.

Mr Siwaraksa has added that in Malaysia, CIMB Bank and Air Asia have collaborated to offer a similar account to CIMB Bank customers since April 2009.

Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia, said: “This partnership provides a venue through which we can offer incomparable travel-related benefits and savings, making flying so much easier. With CIMB Thai AirAsia Savers Account, we expect to see more business and leisure travellers flying with us and enjoying the many exciting destinations we offer in our continuously expanding route network.

“Accountholders will enjoy a whole slew of privileges including early notification about upcoming promotions that would enable them to grab promotional fares ahead of the general public, making travel even more fun. Moreover, accountholders will receive onboard food discount vouchers in their birthday month as a treat from AirAsia.”