Saturday, December 15, 2007

Royal Brunei Airlines introduces visit Asean fares

By Azlan Othman

Royal Brunei Airlines being an Asean airline that participates in the Visit Asean Pass (VAP) programme has introduced a new air-pass with lower airfares from beginning this month.

Bernama reported, the new air-pass, called Special Visit Asean Air-Pass, is valid until Nov 30, 2008, and the eight participating airlines are Royal Brunei Airlines together with Malaysia Airlines, Garuda Airlines, Lao Airlines, Myanmar Airways International, Philippine Airlines, Thai Airways International and Vietnam Airlines.

At the same time, the validity of the original air-pass, named Visit Asean Air-Pass, has been extended for another year until Nov 30, 2008, said the Asean Tourism Association (Aseanta) which launched the pass in January 2006.

Aseanta president Felix J. Cruz said the new air-pass would be a major catalyst for further boosting tourism in Asean countries. "We will continue to look for more ways that airlines of Asean can play that important role," he said in a statement.

The new air-pass is priced at US$319 for three sectors or coupons and each additional sector or coupon is priced at US$120, up to a maximum of five sectors or coupons.

Courtesy of: Borneo Bulletin Weekend

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