28 April 2009
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia is offering free seats on its two new routes – Singapore-Langkawi and Penang-Singapore – when the flights begin on June 1.
The airline is also offering free seats from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore to mark the increase in flight frequency, from the current seven daily to eight, also starting on June 1.
The free seats are available for booking until May 3 – for travel between June 1 and Jan 31.
AirAsia regional head of commercial Kathleen Tan said the airline was keen to stimulate more travel and tourism activities by opening up these routes, which would definitely benefit the country’s economy.
“Langkawi is a beautiful island with many interesting spots, while Penang is a destination well-known for its gastronomic delights and diverse culture.
“Direct flight to these islands will offer more choices in holiday destinations for Singaporeans, and our low fares will definitely be the utmost reason for them to visit new locations in Malaysia,” she said.
On the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route, Tan said there was tremendous response since it was introduced, with an average load factor of 80%.
“Due to the overwhelming demand, we decided to increase the frequency from seven to eight flights daily,” she added.
“This is indeed a bold move on our part, but we are confident of seeing excellent passenger loads,” she said.