Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Malaysia Airlines Offers Voters Special Fares For GE13

The national carrier will also waive penalties for revised travel plans

In support of the upcoming General Elections 2013 (GE13), Malaysia Airlines will offer special fares to Malaysians to fly to their hometown in time to vote.

Bookings on the national carrier's Business and Economy Class can be made from today until 28 April 2013 for travel from 18 April until 30 November 2013 as part of the airlines' GE13 special fares.

All-inclusive return Economy Class tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar, Penang, Terengganu, Kuantan, Kota Bharu, Johor Bharu and Langkawi start from RM130 whereas airfares on Business Class are from RM713 all-inclusive return.

Meanwhile, those from Kuala Lumpur can fly home to Kota Kinabalu, Labuan, Tawau, Miri, Sibu, Sandakan, Bintulu and Kuching on Economy Class or Business Class for as low RM300 and RM1713 all-inclusive return, respectively.

Malaysians can also fly from from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Bintulu or Sibu from as low as RM76 all inclusive return on Economy Class and from RM1513 on Business Class and from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau, Labuan and Sandakan from RM136 all inclusive return on Economy Class and from RM1713 on Business Class

Group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said "For our guests who have booked flights between 27 April and 12 May on Malaysia Airlines and wish to defer their travel for GE13, the airline will waive penalty charges for this purpose and extend their travel period up to 31 July 2013.”

"We are probably the only airline to allow our passengers to revise their travel plans for the General Elections therefore we hope that they can take advantage of this offer. We would like to accommodate our passengers’ needs as we understand that they might have made travel plans prior to this. We want to make it easier for our passengers to get home by travelling on Malaysia Airlines, their preferred premium airline” said Ahmad Jauhari.

Besides the special offer, guests travelling on Malaysia Airlines will also experience enhanced services. The airline is allowing cabin baggage in Economy Class of up to a maximum of 7kg instead of 5kg. Guests on Business Class are permitted to carry two pieces of cabin baggage of a 7kg each maximum weight, with each baggage not exceeding 56cm height, 36 cm in length and 23cm width.

“With the special fares and new cabin baggage policy in place, guests can easily plan a day trip back home to vote,” Ahmad Jauhari added.

Customers are invited to book these offers online through, Malaysia Airlines’ 24-hour toll-free Call Centre at 1-300-88-3000 and its ticket offices nationwide as well as its appointed agents. For those who wish to defer their travels within the GE13 period may contact Malaysia Airlines call centre or visit the nearest Malaysia Airlines ticket offices.

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