Sunday, July 26, 2009

AirAsia to fly from Miri, Tawau to Singapore

20 July 2009

will launch two new flights from Miri and Tawau to Singapore from Sept 9 to build up a stronger virtual hub in the “lion city”.

The introduction of these new routes makes AirAsia the first and only airline flying the Singapore-Miri and Singapore-Tawau sectors.

With its vast connectivity around the region, AirAsia now has a total number of 406 weekly flights to and from Singapore.

“We are proud to open up new markets as these sectors are not served. Students, families and foreign workers can now take advantage of our low fares and renew their social ties more frequently or even indulge in leisure holidays to both countries,” said AirAsia regional head of commercial Kathleen Tan.

“There are countless attractions in East Malaysia and Singapore offering a wonderful journey of discovery into their culture and heritage.

“Our recent initiative to remove the administration fee reiterates AirAsia’s commitment to offer big value so everyone can fly following our move to abolish fuel surcharge last year,” she added.

The two new routes will draw more inbound international tourist traffic arriving from Singapore into Sabah and Sarawak alongside from Kuala Lumpur through AirAsia X’s long haul network.

This brings in Chinese, Australians and European tourists, who are often interested to explore surrounding cities in the region and these routes will entice them to visit the state for its rich ecotourism activities.

AirAsia, through its holiday division GoHoliday, is also offering its guests free rooms (subjected to terms and conditions) when they book at its partner hotels in Singapore such as Concorde Hotel Singapore, Le Peranakan Boutique Hotel Singapore, Siloso Sentosa Hotel, The Metropolitan Y Hotel, Hotel Royal and Quality Hotel Singapore.

This promotion is valid via and is available on first come, first served basis.

Passengers can also follow AirAsia on Twitter, Facebook, and AirAsia blog where they will provide real time updates on the latest promotion.

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