Friday, August 14, 2009

Travel ‘dirt cheap’ on AirAsia with latest sale

12 August 2009

PETALING JAYA: Three million passengers can now travel for as low as RM9 for domestic flights and RM49 for international destinations, with the launch of AirAsia’s “Big Sale” promotion yesterday.

AirAsia Group commercial regional head Kathleen Tan said the sale offered greater value than its previous “Free Seats” promotion.

“Guests can now save on administration fees and fuel surcharges. This means they only have to pay for a low fare and the relevant airport tax,” she said in a press release.

She said guests would enjoy savings of 50% to 70% during the sale because of the abolished charges, adding that while guests paid RM53.50 for a flight to Penang during the “Free Seats” offer, the flight would cost only RM9 for one-way travel now.

International destinations like Bali now costs RM69 when it used to cost RM142.50, while a flight to Gold Coast, Australia, costs RM149 instead of RM354.

“We also encourage our guests to purchase food, baggage (allowance), and hot seats through to enjoy more discounts and savings,” she said, adding that early booking was encouraged as the promotional seats would be snapped up quickly.

The booking period for domestic and international flights is until Aug 16.

Seats booked will be for the travel period of Jan 11 to July 31, 2010 and bookings can be made online at and

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