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Discounts Up to 72% Up For Grabs at Malaysia Airlines' Nationwide Sales

National carrier thanks customers for overwhelming response for GE13 promotions.

Subang, 3 May 2013: Malaysia Airlines will be offering exciting fares  with discounts up to 72% during its Nationwide Sales Campaign which starts from 6 May 2013 - 24 May 2013 for the travel period of 8 May 2013 - 30 November 2013. This campaign offers not-to-be-missed deals that include return fares starting from only RM2799 to fly economy class to London and Paris and a return fare that starts from only RM760 from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong on economy class on Malaysia Airlines flagship aircraft, the Airbus 380.

Promotional fares for all of Malaysia Airlines' destinations including the ASEAN region, Australia/New Zealand, North Asia and Greater China, South Asia and Europe are available via this Nationwide Sales Campaign.

MASholidays, the travel and tour arm of Malaysia Airlines is also offering irresistible holidays packages during the same period. With just RM926 per person, customers can purchase a 4days/3nights stay at the exotic Bali and for just RM3051, a trip to Sydney for 4days/3nights is within your reach. These packages comes together with air ticket, accommodation and airport transfer.

Malaysia Airlines only recently had an overwhelming response during its General Elections 2013 (GE13) promotion campaign. The campaign was an effort by the national carrier to ease Malaysians to fly to their hometown in time to vote. The campaign started on 17 April and lasted till 28 April for the travel period of 18 April until 30 November 2013.

Another notable gesture by Malaysia Airlines was to also waive all penalties for revised travel plans in view of the unpredictable dates of the GE13.

Malaysia Airlines, Group Chief Executive Officer, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya earlier said, "The national carrier thanks all its customers for the overwhelming support shown for the special fares campaign. We were probably the only airline to allow our passengers to revise their travel plans for the General Elections to make it easier for our passengers to get home by travelling on Malaysia Airlines, their preferred premium airline,” said Ahmad Jauhari.

Within two weeks after the announcement of the campaign was made, 34,000 seats were already taken. The promotion saw most popular routes like Kuala Terengganu, Alor Setar and Kota Bahru being snapped up within the hour.

Due to the high demand on these routes, Malaysia Airlines also introduced additional flights to Kuala Lumpur - Alor Setar return on 5 May, Kuala Lumpur - Kota Bahru return on 5 & 6 May and Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Terengganu return on 6 May. Nevertheless, despite the end of the promotion, the airline still sees a high demand to travel during the 5 May weekend, especially between 3 until 7 May.

The demand for charter services has also increased during the period of April and May. Routes in demand for the charter services are from Kuala Lumpur to Jeddah, Mecca, Sabah and Sarawak which is mainly for travel in April and May. The load for June and July also looks extremely encouraging.

Due to the encouraging response in domestic travels, Malaysia Airlines was also able to contribute a total of RM638,555 towards the Tabung Wira Lahad Datu Media Prima established to commemorate the services of security personnel who were injured and perished in line of duty defending the sovereignty of Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines felt compelled to contribute towards this fund which will be directed to families of the fallen heroes as well as injured security personnel. This also symbolises the airlines’ overall commitment in supporting the government’s efforts in maintaining safety across Malaysian borders.

Customers may grab these deals through Malaysia Airlines’ website www.malaysiaairlines.com, 24-hour toll-free Call Centre at 1 300 88 3000 and ticket offices nationwide.  For more information and booking on MASholidays package, customers are advised to log on to http://holiday.malaysiaairlines.com or call 03-7863 4000.