AirAsia is to launch two new flights between
Singapore and East Malasyia. The new Singapore - Miri and Singapore - Tawau sectors,
which begin 9 September, will help draw more inbound international
tourist traffic arriving from Singapore into Sabah and Sarawak.
To celebrate the introduction of the new routes,
AirAsia is offering all-in-fare for Tawau- Singapore from RM79
(Sin$42) and Miri- Singapore from RM59 (Sin$32).
Both promotional fares open for sale from
14 July to 19 July 2009 for travel between 9 September 2009 and 30
April 2010. Promotional seats are limited and available on
first-come, first-served basis.
AirAsia’s first connection between East Malaysia
and Singapore was from Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, which commenced
last November. Other existing routes include Kuala Lumpur -
Singapore, Langkawi- Singapore and Penang- Singapore.
Apart from Malaysia, AirAsia currently flies
between Singapore and the Indonesian provinces which include Bali
(2 daily flights), Jakarta (4 daily flights), Pekanbaru (3 flights
weekly), Yogyakarta (1 daily flight) and Bandung (2 daily
flights). In addition to that, AirAsia also flies to Bangkok (4
daily flights) and Phuket (1 daily flight) in Thailand.
AirAsia currently has a total of 406
weekly flights to and from Singapore.
Kathleen Tan, Regional Head of Commercial
AirAsia, said “We are proud to open-up new market as these sectors
are not served. Students, families and foreign workers can now
take advantage of our low fares and renew their social ties more
frequently or even indulge in leisure holidays to both countries.
There are countless attractions in East Malaysia and Singapore as
it entails a wonderful journey of discovery into its culture,
heritage and adventure. Our recent initiative to remove the
administration fee reiterates AirAsia’s commitment to offer big
value so everyone can fly following our move to abolish fuel
surcharge last year.”
Miri is the second largest city and
the most popular tourist destination in Sarawak. It is famous for
its national parks, heritage sites and adventure destinations for
the most spellbinding experiences in Sarawak. For instance the
Gunung Mulu National Park, is home to the world’s largest cave
system, the world’s largest cave passage and the largest natural
rock chamber in the world. Miri is also a bustling commercial
centre and boasts as the home of Sarawak’s oil industry.
Tawau is located at the northern tip of Sabah Borneo and is the
gateway to the world class diving paradise Sipadan Island and many
neighboring island resorts. Through Tawau tourists will also gain
access to a few oldest virgin forests in the world, for instance
Danum Valley, Tabin Wildlife, Maliau Basin, and Tawau Hill Park.
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