AirAsia further stamps its mark on the revival of domestic tourism in Malaysia with the announcement of eight new routes, along with redemption details of the recent collaboration with Ministry of Arts, Tourism and Culture’s (MOTAC) stimulus package offering RM50 e-vouchers.
A total of 24,000 e-vouchers are available, and eligible Malaysians will be able to redeem one RM50 e-voucher each on airasia.com starting from 1400hrs on Monday, Nov 30, on a first-come-first-served basis.
The e-voucher will enable guests to claim a discount of RM50 on any AirAsia Malaysia (flight code AK) domestic flights booked between Nov 30 to Dec 13 for the travel period between Dec 7 to March 31,2021. Full redemption details are available on airasia.com, terms and conditions apply.
To further boost domestic tourism revival, AirAsia Malaysia is also expanding its domestic network with eight new routes for essential and future travels.
The new routes will connect Langkawi – Ipoh, Langkawi – Kota Bharu, Johor Bahru – Bintulu, Johor Bahru – Kota Bharu, Penang – Sibu, Penang – Kota Bharu and Kuching – Langkawi. Each route will operate with three weekly flights which will commence in December 2020, while flights between Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Terengganu are set to commence in February 2021.
CEO of AirAsia Malaysia Riad Asmat said, “The tourism industry is a major contributor towards Malaysia’s economy and provides ample job opportunities. We thank MOTAC’s support in incentivising Malaysia travellers with stimulus packages and we look forward to joining hands with all industry stakeholders to steer through the effects of the pandemic together. We also applaud the government’s effort in initiating the domestic green zone travel bubbles which allow Malaysians to travel at ease.
“We are confident that recovery is well underway, and as one of the key players in tourism, AirAsia is well-prepared to meet the pent up travel demand. We are expanding our domestic network with new direct accessibility between cities. Besides allowing Malaysians to travel conveniently once travel restrictions are lifted, we also hope to provide more opportunities for local businesses to thrive by facilitating logistics and cargo shipments,” Riad added.