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AirAsia offers lower fares to Sabah, Sarawak for Chinese New Year

Riad Asmat

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SEPANG, Jan 8 2020 : AirAsia is offering special one-way ticket fares for late-night flights from the Peninsular to Sabah and Sarawak in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration from Jan 21 to 31.

The fares which are for as low as RM149 and RM169 involve six routes.

Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sibu, Bintulu, and Miri, as well as Johor Baru to Sibu are priced at RM149, while flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan and Tawau are offered at RM169.

AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat said in conjunction with the celebrations, the low-cost airline would also increase flights to 20 popular routes across Malaysia as well as to Singapore, which would involve 65,826 seats.

The extra flights include routes between Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi, Penang, Sibu, Tawau and Singapore as well as flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, and Penang.

He said the special late-night flights mean additional 12,960 seats to selected towns in Sabah and Sarawak for the festive period.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook, who was present at the announcement event yesterday praised Air Asia’s move to lower the fares and increase flights during the festive season, especially to Sabah and Sarawak.

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