Biggest Asian budget airline AirAsia Malaysia has announced that it will offer promotional flights to Maldives for RM169 and to Macao for RM129, one way for one month. In an announcement, the low-cost carrier revealed it will use the Airbus A330 to fly directly to these destinations from Wednesday, 19th April to 18th May, this year.
AirAsia Head of Commercial also said that the promotion intends to provide better travel options for passengers heading to these destinations.
This Airbus A330 will provide an increase of 197 seats per flight. We urge guests to use this opportunity and grab the hot deals. We are also pleased to increase our connectivity with additional flight frequencies to various destinations such as Kaohsiung, Siem Reap, Da Nang, Hanoi, Pontianak and Semarang.
Flights for Maldives or Macao can be booked from Wednesday until 23rd April, 2017.
AirAsia Acquires 50% Stake in Touristly
AirAsia has acquired a 50% stake in the online travel planner Touristly, thanks to an asset injection and a loan valued at RM11.5 million.
This deal, said the carrier in a press statement, will “strengthen AirAsia’s ancillary portfolio” by offering its guests different activities on ground, including theme parks, restaurants, spas and tours of over 70 destinations AirAsia covers.
Aaron Sarma, Chief Executive Officer at Touristly said:
Working with AirAsia has been on our minds since our inception. The insight we can gain from AirAsia’s 15 years in the travel industry will help us better understand the Asia Pacific market and quickly adapt to deliver real value to our customers.
AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, who will be named chairman of the board at Touristly once the acquisition is finalized, added:
We see enormous potential in Touristly, which perfectly complements AirAsia’s existing travel offering. Our guests will be able to choose from thousands of activities when purchasing a flight and this brings us a step closer to becoming a truly one-stop digital airline.
As part of the acquisition, AirAsia will introduce its Travel 3Sixty in-flight magazine’s digital platform into Touristly through AirAsia Investments. This means that Touristly will from then on operate under the Travel 3Sixty brand and will be able to reach AirAsia’s huge pool of guests (about 60 million per year).