By Azlan Othman
Visitors can now fly to Brunei from Kuala Lumpur via AirAsia for as low as RM20.
AirAsia, the leader of low fares and largest low cost carrier in Asia is offering low fares for its domestic, regional and international routes in conjunction with Malaysia's Mega Sale Carnival 2008.
Some 250,000 seats are made available in this promotion from its hubs in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
Fares are priced as low as RM1 one way from Kuala Lumpur hub to popular domestic destinations such as Langkawi, Penang, Johor Baharu, Alor Star, Kota Bahru, Terengganu, including the newly launched Kuantan route.
Other unbeatable international destinations also offered for RM1 include Singapore, Banda Aceh, Medan, Padang and Palembang.
Some other hot destinations at RM20 one way include Kuching, Miri, Kota Kinabalu, Sibu, Sandakan, Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Vientiane, Jakarta, Surabaya and Yogyakarta. Fares to Chiang Mai, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Hanoi, Clark (Manila), Macau, Shenzhen. Even the newly launched route Haikou (Hainan) is priced at RM70. Hong Kong is priced at RM150.
To make the deal even sweeter, the long haul sector to Gold Coast, Australia serviced by AirAsia X is also included in this promotion for RM199.
Booking period is from June 10 to 22, 2008. Travel period is from July 1 to Sept 25, 2008. All fares quoted are excluding airport taxes, fuel surcharges and fees, and are applicable for one-way travel only.
AirAsia X provides enhanced flying pleasure with comfortable XL seats, spacious legroom and a fully reclinable leather seats for guests. Soaring high in the A330 aircraft, guests will be spoilt by delicious in-flight meals from Asian to Western and vegetarian. There are also special children's meals.
The low prices are accompanied by the lowest surcharges and airport tax in the country. AirAsia said it guarantees there are no hidden charges included in the fares.
Dato' Sri Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia said, "This moment of the year gives us the opportunity to enable more people to get a taste of what we're all about - low fares.
"We always make it a point to provide affordable and quality air travel for our guests. A promotional period such as the Mega Sale signifies priority given to our guests to further enhance satisfaction, by providing exceptional holiday experience for a very minimal fare. To make it more meaningful, we have even included a new destination, Haikou, as an added treat for our guests. The Mega Sale is the time for guests to stretch their ringgit and make their holiday aspirations a reality.
"We believe this mega sale campaign would encourage more visits from tourists which in turn will give boost to local businesses. Our observation from the past Mega Sale also saw a surge of inbound traffic to Malaysia which helped stimulate the growth of the tourism industry. We are very pleased to play our part, in ensuring the success of the country's Mega Sale Carnival campaign."
Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin