GE15: Malaysia Airlines to increase flight frequency ahead of polls

GE15: Malaysia Airlines to increase flight frequency ahead of polls

Those returning home on Nov 19 to also get 20% discount for one-way fares

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines Bhd will increase flight frequency and use wide-body A330 aircraft on several routes in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak to ensure smooth and reliable connectivity for voters ahead of the 15th general election (GE15).

In a statement today, the airline said it will increase daily flights to 44 from 26, and upgrade from 16 domestic services to 24.

Those returning home on November 19 will also get a 20% discount for one-way, all-inclusive fares starting at RM104 via the airline’s “Jom Balik Mengundi” campaign for bookings made by November 19, for travel from November 11 until November 27, 2022.

The 20% discount applies to all fare categories, including Lite, Basic, and Flex for economy class as well as Basic and Flex for business class. Bookings can be done at www.malaysiairlines.com.

The airline also encouraged students between 18 and 26 years to sign up as MHexplorer members to enjoy all-year travel benefits, including up to 30% off on Malaysia Airlines and Firefly flights, an additional 10kg baggage allowance, one complimentary date change, and other benefits.

Malaysia Airlines group chief executive officer Izham Ismail said bookings on Malaysia Airlines have surged by 7% over its daily average, with nearly 70,000 passenger bookings since the October 20 launch of “Jom Balik Mengundi”.

The airline has raised capacity by 30% to main domestic destinations within Peninsular Malaysia such as Penang and Kota Baru as well as Sabah and Sarawak, the statement said.

He urged customers to book early with states like Penang and Selangor declaring November 18 as a public holiday.

“140,000 seats have been made available by optimising all our fleet to support both air transport movements via Malaysia Airlines during GE15,” he added.

– Bernama, November 12, 2022

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