Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia has opened bookings for two million seats between April 2 and 7, 2013 offering air tickets as cheap as Rs 3,300 to South East Asian destinations for travel next year. One can fly from Kolkata to Bangkok for all-in-fare of Rs 3,300, Chennai to Bangkok for Rs 3,500, Bangalore to Kuala Lumpur for Rs 5,500, Kolkata to Kuala Lumpur for Rs 5000, Kochi or Chennai to Kuala Lumpur for Rs 4500 and from Tiruchirapalli to Kuala Lumpur for Rs 4000, a statement by the budget carrier said on April 1.
AirAsia opened the bookings in the backdrop of its India entry.
Siegtraund Teh, Group Chief Commercial Officer of AirAsia said that the airline is the only airline in the region to constantly keep its fares low and offer free seats campaigns in such a scale. It has now become an anticipated global virtual event and it will continue to stay true to its promise of 'Now Everyone Can Fly.
Free seats to domestic Malaysia destinations such as Penang, Alor Setar, Johor Bahru, Kota Bahru, Terengganu and more are also available from Kuala Lumpur. Only taxes and fees apply to these free seats, which will be available from zero rupees one way, the statement added.
These tickets can be booked for a travel period of January 1-April 30, 2014, which, according to AirAsia officials is in line with the airline's standard practise of encouraging advance bookings. This is a standard promotion offer all over the world for all routes and nothing to do with India entry as we may enter even before January next, a company official said. The official also said that their offer was different from the one recently offered by Tiger Airways.
In March, Singapore-based Tiger Airways opened a promotional offer for tickets to Singapore from Chennai, Kochi, Bangalore, Hyderabad Thiruvananthapuram and Tiruchirapalli at $50 (Rs 2,700) for travel between May 1st and December 15th. The tickets will be on offer until March 13. The scheme, which offered 10 seats on each flight, was one to celebrate five years of its Indian operations.