KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 20): Malaysia Airlines Bhd has launched its “Jom Balik Mengundi” campaign, offering as much as 20% discounted fares to help voters travel, following the 15th general election (GE) announcement.
Passengers can book the tickets from Thursday (Oct 20) to Nov 19 for travel between Nov 11 and 27, the airline said in a statement.
The 20% discount applies to all fare categories: Lite, Basic and Flex for Economy Class, and Basic and Flex for Business Class.
The airline will also add 26 additional flights and operate 16 domestic flights with wide-body A330 aircraft to meet increasing demand on several routes in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.
Meanwhile, Firefly Airlines will offer up to 70 additional flights from Subang and Penang to selected domestic routes from Nov 17 to 20, with 24% and 10% discounted fares for jet and ATR-operated flights respectively. The promotion is available for booking from Thursday until Oct 24, for travel from Nov 1 to June 30 next year.
MASwings customers travelling from Miri to Mulu, Sandakan to Lahad Datu and Bintulu to Sibu, can book flights starting at RM135 for one-way, all-in fares.
“We are prepared to meet the increase in travel, while offering smooth and reliable connectivity and ensuring our customers’ highest level of safety and security throughout their journey with us. Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the promotions and book their flights early, for the best deals on Malaysia Airlines, Firefly or MASwings,” said Malaysia Aviation Group chief executive officer Captain Izham Ismail.
Previously, the Transport Ministry advised the Malaysian Aviation Commission to set a ceiling price for airline tickets, to ensure that voters can exercise their democratic right without having to bear additional costs.
The Election Commission (EC) announced that early polling will be held on Nov 15, while polling day is on Nov 19.
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