KUALA LUMPUR: The "craziest sale in town" started at midnight with AirAsia offering a 99 per cent discount on tickets to all its destinations.
Limited to 500,000 seats for travel between April 1 and July 31, the booking period will end on Feb 7.
Bookings can be made through its website, call centres, sales offices and airport sale stations.
The discount is only for one-way travel, and does not include airport taxes, fuel surcharges and fees.
"We are just supporting Visit Malaysia Year 2007 the way AirAsia knows best," said AirAsia executive vice-president Kathleen Tan.
Meanwhile, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad will introduce a special KTM Komuter Tourist pass for three months from March 19.
A RM12 day-long hop-on-off unlimited travel pass will cover the whole of KTMB’s commuter network, aside from Intercity trains. Children aged four to 12 and senior citizens pay RM8.
Those taking Intercity trains will also get a good deal, said KTMB Intercity Services SBU marketing manager Mohd Noordin Kimi. KTMB is offering a 25 per cent discount to groups of at least four travelling together.
For example, a group travelling first class on a day train from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur will pay RM121.90 instead of RM156.40 each.
The offer is in conjunction with the 23rd Matta Fair at Putra World Trade Centre from March 16 to 18.
The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents Fair organising chairman Datuk Mohd Khalid Harun said he was pleased to have KTMB on board to promote not just the fair but tourism also.
Supported by Tourism Malaysia, the 889-booth fair is sponsored by Malaysia Airlines, Visa and Abacus Distribution Systems with New Straits Times, Nanyang Siang Pau, China Press and Traveller’s Digest as the official media partners.
The entrance fee is RM3 for adults, and free for children below 12. Some 90,000 people are expected to visit.
Source : NST
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