28th December 2022 - 2 min read
AirAsia has announced that it will be offering special extra flights from Peninsular Malaysia to East Malaysia with fixed fares of either RM199 and RM249 (one-way flight) for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration. Seats are available for booking starting from today (28 December 2022), with the travel period being between 17 to 30 January 2023.
In a press release, AirAsia clarified that the fares will be priced as per below:
|From||Destination||Flight fare (one-way)|
|Kuala Lumpur||Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, and Miri||RM199|
|Johor Bahru||Kuching, Sibu, and Miri||RM199|
|Kuala Lumpur||Kota Kinabalu and Tawau||RM249|
|Johor Bahru||Kota Kinabalu||RM249|
A total of 52 special flights at fixed fares have been arranged, offering 25,020 extra seats to the six destinations listed above throughout the week. Note, though, that most of these special flights are late-night or early-morning flights. Here is the full schedule of these additional flights for your reference:
Aside from these special extra seats, AirAsia will also be running its usual weekly flights to the same destinations. However, the fares of these regular flights will be determined based on the usual dynamic pricing mechanism, which means it may increase in accordance to rising demand from travellers closer to the Chinese New Year festive period.
Minister of Transport, Anthony Loke said that AirAsia’s introduction of these additional fixed fare flights is a show of the airline’s support of the government’s efforts to bring down fares during important festive seasons. “While they (AirAsia) are unable to further increase flight frequencies due to the shortage of aircraft which is affecting all airlines, we applaud their hard work to add special extra flights at fixed low fares to reconnect families, especially those travelling to and from Sabah and Sarawak. I encourage other airlines to emulate the same initiative or other initiatives which can reduce the airfares especially during the festive seasons,” he said.
Meanwhile, the chief executive officer of AirAsia Group, Bo Lingam said that the airline is doing its best to cater to Malaysians’ needs. “Despite the rising operational costs and leaner fleet size, we are doing all we can and remain committed to reuniting Malaysians for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration,” he stated.
(Sources: AirAsia, Malay Mail)
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