AirAsia and AirAsia X customers who decide to visit the AirAsia Travel Fair (AAFT) this year in any of the four locations in Sarawak and Sabah can do so at 20 per cent off the regular airfare price, said the two carriers.
The AATF, an annual travel fair, was launched by the permanent secretary of the Malaysian tourism ministry Ik Pahok Joyik last weekend. Also present at the opening were AirAsia Berhad Chief Executive Officer Aireen Omar, director-general of Tourism Malaysia Mirza Mohammad Taiyab and Sarawak Tourism Federation President Philip Yong.
Omar: "AATF Started as a Way to Engage with the Customers"
Speaking about the AATF, AirAsia Bhd CEO Omar said the fair started two years ago as a way for AirAsia to connect with its customers by offering them special promotion deals and on-the-spot discounts. She said:
We had many requests for it to be extended to Sarawak and Sabah. Last year we brought the travel fair to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu and the results were very encouraging. So this year, we want to enable Sarawakians and Sabahans from other parts to have access to our travel fair promotions as well.
She also added that, in addition to the 20 per cent discount, each location will have a promotion of its own for both AirAsia and AirAsia X flights.
Visitors to this year’s AirAsia Travel Fair will also enjoy such special promo deals as an extra RM200 off their bookings from Kuching to Singapore for two purchased seats and ‘Buy 1 Free 1’ flights from Kuala Lumpur to Perth.
AATF 2016 will be Held in Kuching, Miri, Kota Kinabalu and Tawau
After Kuching, AATF will move to Miri (23rd 24th April), Kota Kinabalu (30th April and 1st May) and finally Tawau for 7th and 8th May. The fair includes up to 14 booths at each venue as well as travel deals and prizes such as AirAsia BIG Points and free flights. In addition to this, there will also be games, contests, lucky draws and cultural performances.
AirAsia flies to nine destinations from Kuching, including: Kuala Lumpur, Miri, Johor Bahru, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Sibu, Penang, Bintulu and Singapore.