Monday January 7, 2013
10,000 free return tickets
PETALING JAYA: A total 10,000 free AirAsia return tickets will be offered under the carrier's 1Malaysia Integration Programme.
An AirAsia spokesperson said the offer would apply to Malaysians flying to-and-from the peninsular and Sabah and Sarawak.
The tickets are only offered to Malaysians and AirAsia is planning to give out more details to the public today.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had announced the programme on Saturday, saying the offer would last for a month.
He, however, did not reveal when the offer period would start.
According to the spokesperson, AirAsia serviced 375 flights from Sabah and Sarawak to the peninsular and vice-versa every week.
These are divided into eight airports in Sabah and Sarawak (Kota Kinabalu, Bintulu, Kuching, Labuan, Miri, Sibu, Sandakan and Tawau) and three airports in the peninsula (Kuala Lumpur, Johor Baru and Penang).
Kuala Lumpur's trips amounted for the lion's share of the total, including 84 flights to Kota Kinabalu and 70 flights to Kuching.
AirAsia currently uses the Airbus A320 aircraft for these flights, which can seat around 180 people.
The spokesperson added that AirAsia carried more than 2.5 million passengers, including foreigners, between the peninsular and Sabah and Sarawak last year.