Saturday, May 9, 2009

AirAsia Marks Langkawi-Singapore Route with Holiday Deals

08 May 2009

From left: Dato' Aziz Bakar, Chairman of AirAsia Berhad, YB Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Health Malaysia, YB Dato' Sri Ong Tee Keat, Minister of Transport Malaysia, and Dato' Sri Tony Fernandes, flanked by AirAsia's cabin crew.

Pay RM1 (1SGD) For Flight And Get FREE Rooms On

AirAsia guests are up for a special treat by AirAsia when the world’s best low cost airline commences its flight between Singapore and Langkawi come June 1.

To mark the much awaited Langkawi-Singapore route, AirAsia through its holiday division GoHoliday, is offering guests FREE ROOMS at its partner hotels in Langkawi. This special deal, in addition to AirAsia’s current promotion campaign of RM1 (SGD1) for flights from Singapore to Langkawi, is available on GoHoliday website Booking starts today until 12 May 2009. The RM1 (1SGD) flights and FREE hotel rooms are available on first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.

AirAsia today held a ceremony at the Langkawi International Airport here to officially announce the Langkawi-Singapore route. Transport Minister Dato’ Seri Ong Tee Keat and Health Minister Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai graced the event which was attended by AirAsia Chairman Dato’ Abdul Aziz Abu Bakar and Group CEO Dato’ Sri Tony Fernandes.

The Langkawi-Singapore route will commence on 1 June 2009, together with Penang-Singapore and the 8th frequency of Kuala Lumpur-Singapore.

Tony Fernandes said: “Having stamped our mark all over Malaysia, and with a 60% share of the domestic air travel market, AirAsia welcomes the Government’s approval for us to connect more destinations in Malaysia with Singapore. Langkawi and Penang come after we did Kuching and Kota Kinabalu since November last year. On top of that, we are increasing frequency for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore to 8 daily flights. We would like to thank Dato’ Seri Ong for all the support given to AirAsia in securing the routes thus making AirAsia a key aviation player both in Malaysia and the region.”

The introduction of the new routes further enhances connectivity from the republic to Malaysia. For Singaporean travelers, Langkawi and Penang are new interesting destinations available for their holiday plans besides other Malaysian destinations (Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching) and regional destinations in Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket) and Indonesia (Bali, Bandung, Jakarta, Pekanbaru, Yogyakarta).

AirAsia was the first airline in the world to abolish fuel surcharges from all its international and domestic flights. The low fare airline is dedicated to making travel more affordable and accessible for all. Since 11 November 2008, guests flying AirAsia and AirAsia X will only have to pay low fares, airport taxes and administrative fees. This coupled with brand new planes, plush leather seats, wide array of hot meal choices and excellent hospitality; it will definitely be the ultimate flying experience for everyone.

The year 2009 started off with a good note for AirAsia, as the airline was awarded with Skytrax's Best Low-Cost Airline Award 2009. The highly regarded award, dubbed as the 'travelers' choice', has cemented its competency in providing excellent and value for money services through its incessant innovations and trend-setting measures.

*The free seats offer is excluding airport tax, admin fees and are applicable for one-way only. For Singaporean guests, the offer will feature an all-in fare (The amount stated are airport tax and admin charges, also applicable for one-way travel only).

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