KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 2020: AirAsia has extended the sale of its Unlimited Pass Cuti-Cuti Malaysia until Monday (June 15) due to overwhelming demand.
AirAsia said in a statement today that over 12,000 flight tickets have been redeemed since the launch of the pass on Thursday.
Kuching and Kota Kinabalu are the top destinations, followed by Tawau, Sibu and Penang.
Priced at RM399, the AirAsia Unlimited Pass Cuti-Cuti Malaysia enables pass holders to redeem unlimited flights within the country across 16 destinations for travel up to March 31 next year.
“We’d like to thank everyone for their support and enthusiasm in helping to revive and accelerate the recovery of domestic tourism,“ said chief executive officer of AirAsia Malaysia Riad Asmat in the statement.
“AirAsia is proud to provide a much-needed boost to the economy with our great value airfares, particularly during these challenging times.”
Riad added that the health and wellbeing of passengers remain as AirAsia’s paramount concern.
He said besides complying with the government’s advice and regulations the airline has also implemented end-to-end contactless procedures and a series of new safety measures as well as taking care of those most at risk to ensure the safety of the passengers.
Meanwhile, in an interview with Bernama today Riad said AirAsia welcomed the government’s decision to not make inflight social distancing mandatory, in line with the assertion by the International Airline Transport Association (IATA) that the risk of Covid-19 infection while flying is very low.
“Planes have features that lower the risk of inflight infection such as High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters that ensure the air inside planes is always clean, and the air quality is comparable to that in a hospital operating room,” said Riad.
He said AirAsia also welcomed the reopening of domestic travel under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) and incentives such as RM1,000 income tax relief for domestic tourism expenses until December 2021.