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AIRASIA (5099) AIRASIA GROUP BHD offers 30pc discount for all seats to Sarawak

AirAsia Group Bhd is offering 30 per cent off all seats for flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching, Miri, Sibu and Bintulu to mark the reopening of interstate travel into Sarawak.

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Group Bhd is offering 30 per cent off all seats for flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching, Miri, Sibu and Bintulu to mark the reopening of interstate travel into Sarawak.

In a statement today, the company said the flights are available for booking on the airasia Super App by clicking on the 'Flights' icon from now until October 24, 2021, for travel from October 25, 2021, until May 31, 2022.

AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat said AirAsia would continue to work closely with all relevant regulators, the federal and state governments, civil aviation and health authorities to ensure the highest standards of compliance and conformance are in place every single flight that it operates.

"Tourism is one of the key engines for growth, accounting for 15 per cent of the national GDP (gross domestic product) and almost eight per cent for Sarawak alone, providing jobs for over 240,000 people, that is close to 20 per cent of the state's employment.

"As the whole country moved to the next stage in the National Recovery Plan and coupled with the high vaccination rate in the state, Sarawak's decision is very timely, and we pledge our total commitment and support towards the full reopening and resumption of travel and tourism activities in the state.

"AirAsia applauds this decision, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with SDMC (Sarawak Disaster Management Committee) and other authorities and stakeholders in Sarawak," he said.

Riad said AirAsia had spent the period of downtime in travel over the past one-and-a-half years to improve further and revamp its flight procedures and processes.

"In the highest interest of safety and wellbeing of all its guests and employees, AirAsia will accept only fully-vaccinated guests onboard its flights, and likewise ensure only fully-vaccinated employees will operate flights and be on-duty at airport terminals.

"AirAsia is taking the lead by making check-in via the airasia Super App mandatory for all guests.

"Apart from allowing for instant health document verification through its integration with MySejahtera, this process will also allow guests to pass through the airport clearance and boarding process with an e-Boarding Pass that will significantly reduce physical interaction and paper contact, a key preventive measure in curtailing the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses," he said.

https://www.nst.com.my/business/2021/10/737635/airasia-offers-30pc-discount-all-seats-sarawak


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