AirAsia launches three-day promo following govt’s decision to allow interstate, inter-district travel

AirAsia launches three-day promo following govt’s decision to allow interstate, inter-district travel
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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 7): AirAsia Group Bhd announced a special promotion for domestic flights following the government’s decision to allow interstate and inter-district travel starting today.

In a statement today, the low-cost carrier said it will be conducting a three-day sale on all domestic flights in Malaysia from today to Wednesday (Dec 9) via airasia.com.

All-in BIG Member fares can start from as low as RM12 one way for the travel period of Dec 14, 2020, to June 30, 2021, it said.

All flight bookings made from now until Dec 31, 2020, for the travel period until March 31, 2021, are entitled to unlimited date changes with no flight change fee.

AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat said AirAsia practises stringent health and hygiene procedures on its aircraft and has stepped up all precautionary measures.

“AirAsia has recently been recognised by aviation safety experts Airlineratings.com with top seven stars for Covid-19 health ratings, providing a seamless, hygienic and contactless flying experience.

"Domestic air travel continues to be an important part of reinvigorating the economy, and AirAsia commends the government on its efforts to contain the pandemic while balancing economic recovery. We have recently announced eight new domestic routes, and are happy to share that this RM12 Cuti-Cuti Malaysia promotion with great value fares will cater to the pent-up demand for domestic travel.

"AirAsia is also delighted to collaborate with Tourism Malaysia to offer RM50 e-vouchers for the Cuti-Cuti Malaysia campaign, which was announced on Nov 24. For those who have redeemed the e-vouchers, this is the perfect opportunity to use it,” he said.

Over the weekend, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that interstate and inter-district travel can resume effective today, except for areas subject to an enhanced movement control order (EMCO).

AirAsia shares were up by 4.58% or 3.5 sen at 80 sen apiece at 10:49am, valuing it at RM2.68 billion. It saw 24.42 million shares done.

Surin Murugiah