AirAsia has inked a 10-year deal with Akamai Technologies Inc a global Internet content and application delivery company hoping to boost its reliability and online performance.

In a statement posted at Akamai website, Tony Fernandes said through this strategic partnership with Akamai, AirAsia will be able to keep up our momentum in enhancing our market share.

“It is very crucial to support our ever expanding fleet and route network. On top of it all, this reflects AirAsia’s commitment to providing our guests with the best online experience” the statement said.

AirAsia’s website is one of Malaysia highly traffic sites with 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”

“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,” the Airasia CEO said.

Meanwhile, Akamai’s Asia-Pacific managing director Stuart Spiteri said AirAsia’s commitment to Akamai underscored its goal to deliver a best-of-class online experience for its global customers.

According to Spiteri, presently, more than 2,900 enterprises worldwide trust Akamai’s single, turnkey managed service that increases the scale, reach, and performance of even the most complex Web sites, and includes a full set of tools for enterprises to monitor and control their online business.