Published: Monday January 7, 2013 MYT 4:44:00 PM
Updated: Monday January 7, 2013 MYT 7:31:49 PM
AirAsia’s 10,000 free seats to Sabah, Sarawak available on Wednesday
SEPANG: AirAsia's 10,000 free return tickets to Sabah and Sarawak will be available for booking on Wednesday for travel between Jan 14 and Feb 4.
AirAsia chief executive officer Aireen Omar said that bookings for the free seats are open to all Malaysians with valid MyKads for 24 hours beginning at 12.01am on Jan 9.
However, airport taxes will be applicable, even though fares and fuel surcharge are waived.
Baggage allocation, in-flight meals, seat selection and other value-added services are also not included in the free seats.
The free seats are only valid for flights departing from Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Labuan, Sandakan, Miri, Tawau Sibu, Bintulu, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Baru.
In a statement on Monday, AirAsia said that the offer was part of the 1Malaysia Integration Programme with AirAsia' launched last Saturday by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak.
“We have a total of 417 weekly flights between Peninsular and East Malaysia, and 62 daily flights departing from Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru to eight destinations in Sabah and Sarawak.
“This is our way of giving back to the rakyat for their support, and will be the first of many more of such efforts to come from AirAsia,” said Aireen.
The free seats are not offered for domestic flights within the Peninsular or within East Malaysia.
A special 1Malaysia aircraft livery was launched last Saturday to commemorate the 1Malaysia Integration Programme with AirAsia'.