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MAB to offer discounted flights over election period

MAB to offer discounted flights over election period

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines will be offering 20% discounted fares to facilitate voter movement for the 15th General Elections (GE15).

In a statement on Thursday (Oct 20), Malaysia Airlines said it launched the “Jom Balik Mengundi” campaign which would run from Oct 20 to Nov 19 for travel from Nov 11 and Nov 27.

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“We will also mount additional 26 flights and upgrade 16 domestic services to wide-body A330 aircraft to accommodate the surge in demand to several routes in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.

“The 20% discount promotion is applicable on all fare categories comprising Lite, Basic and Flex for Economy Class as well as Basic and Flex for Business Class and available for booking via www.malaysiaairlines.com,” it said.

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Meanwhile, Firefly Airlines will add up to 70 flights from Subang and Penang to selected domestic routes from Nov 17 to Nov 20 with 24% and 10% discounted fares for jet and ATR-operated flights respectively.

“The promotion is available for booking from today (Oct 20) until Oct 24 for travel from Nov 1 to June 30, 2023.

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“MASwings customers travelling from Miri to Mulu, Sandakan to Lahad Datu, and Bintulu to Sibu will be able to book flights from RM135 for one-way all-in fares,” it added.

Malaysia Aviation Groups Group Chief Executive Officer Captain Izham Ismail said as a national airline, supporting the GE15 movement for those travelling back to their hometown to fulfil their responsibilities was part of their national commitment.

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“In view of this, all airlines under the Malaysia Aviation Group are pleased to mount additional capacities for certain sectors, where possible.

“We are prepared to meet the increase in travel while offering smooth and reliable connectivity and ensuring our customers’ highest level of safety and security throughout their journey with us,” he said, adding that customers are encouraged to take advantage of the promotions and book their flights early, for the best deals on Malaysia Airlines, Firefly or MASwings.



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