In an effort to fill seats on their planes Malaysia Airlines have put together an air travel pass that offers huge discounts on flights throughout Southeast Asia.
The airline’s finances declined the first quarter with a loss reported partly because of the world’s economic climate and some hedging on air fuel costs which did not go their way. However Idris Jala, the managing director of Malaysia Airlines said thing were looking better for the second quarter as early figures showed a rise to 67 per cent on capacity for June and July was shaping up well with an estimated 76 per cent.
The great new deal offers flyers the chance to purchase four one way economy tickets for just $229 or business class for $729. The tickets have a three month validity, are only available to be used for flights to and from Kuala Lumpur and include fuel charges, but airport taxes are the responsibility of passengers.
“It’s a massive discount on fares. Kuala Lumpur will be the base and hub, so it will bring a lot of tourists to Malaysia,” said Mr Jala.
This is a positive step by the airline even though Malaysia is expecting the tourism to drop by three million to 19 million for this financial year.
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