Friday, December 01, 2006

1,000 seats to Mulu sold out in 24 hours

Malaysian carriers AirAsia and Fly Asian Xpress' (FAX) code-sharing to Mulu proves to be a big hit when 1,000 seats were grabbed within 24 hours. The sale of this route was made available online at 12.01am on November 20 with an introductory one-way fare of RM29.99.

The initiative to begin this route was part of a joint effort by AirAsia and FAX to support the Visit Malaysia Year 2007 campaign. Both carriers will officially fly this code share route today, according to a press release.

AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes said, "We are delighted that our effort to jointly promote this route has paid off. We reiterate that the East Malaysia market is very important to us as it poses great potential, and with both of our hubs in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, we believe we can deliver more passengers into the states."

"In addition to the positive response for this route, we are also introducing another code sharing route with FAX to Lahad Datu via Kota Kinabalu, Sabah commencing December 1 with fares starting from RM49.99," the press release added.

Sharing the joy, FAX chief executive officer Raja Mohd Azmi Raja Razali said, "We are ecstatic that guests took advantage of this code sharing arrangement with AirAsia to Mulu on such a positive light. The tremendous response from guests clearly demonstrates there is strong demand for this route."

Courtesy of: Borneo Bulletin

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