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AirAsia’s Megasale takes aim in global airfare war

Thailand 05Leading low-cost carrier AirAsia is leading the charge in the global airfare war with sale fares to Asia from as low as $99* one-way. AirAsia, which is now Australia’s fourth largest foreign airline in terms of international seat capacity ranking, has brought back its Megasale on all destinations for a limited time. Travellers can fly to Kuala Lumpur from Adelaide and Perth for $159* per person one-way; Gold Coast from $169*; and Melbourne and Sydney from $179*. Some onwards one-way fares from Kuala Lumpur are as little as $13* one-way. Fares are available to Bali one-way from Darwin from $99* and from Perth from $119*. The Megasale fares are available for booking from 25 August 2014 (2am AEST) to 31 August 2014 with the fares valid for travel from 1 March 2015 to 24 October 2015. Bookings to www.airasia.com AirAsia Commercial Head of Australia & New Zealand Stuart Myerscough said with increased capacity between Asia and Australia and strong airline competition, there had never been a better time to fly internationally. “With increasing number of seats available for sale to Aussie travellers, airlines are becoming increasingly competitive. We are now seeing some of the most affordable overseas fares on the market for some time,” he said. “AirAsia is proud to offer some unbelievably competitive rates for travellers, with one way sale fares to Asia starting from just $99* one way. In all 2.5 million seats will be on sale. “Our ability to offer discounted fares is underpinned by AirAsia X’s strength in the market – recently adding extra capacity into Australia to take a market leadership position, and recording year on year revenue growth for the second quarter 2014 of 36.7 per cent.” Mr Myerscough said the Megasale was an excellent opportunity for travellers who were planning their forward travel next year and wanted to snap up some low-cost airfares early. “AirAsia has significantly increased its fly-through connectivity, ensuring that passengers have a smoother travelling experience right through to their final destination,” he said. “Australians are taking advantage of this and we’re seeing a tripling in terms of passenger traffic between Australia and our North Asian destinations of South Korea and Japan.” AirAsia passengers are now able to fly into the brand new klia2 terminal in Kuala Lumpur, the carrier’s main hub, which provides an even better experience for travellers, particularly those transiting through to other destinations. Some of the more than 100 destinations on sale include: From the Gold Coast, fly one-way to Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Phuket, Phnom Penh and Singapore from $209*; Kota Kinabalu and Hanoi from $229* and Tokyo from $299*. From Melbourne, jet off one-way to Bangkok, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Phuket from $219*; Bali from $239*, Tokyo and Seoul from $289*. From Sydney, one-way economy flights to Langkawi and Penang are from $219*, Kota Kinabalu from $239*, Colombo and Nagoya from $319*, and Shanghai from $359*. From Perth, grab some great one-way fares to Bali from $119* Jakarta from $199*; Kathmandu from $269*, Nagoya and Colombo from $309*, Phuket and Phnom Penh from $199*; and Tokyo and Seoul from $339*. Great fares are available from Adelaide including Bangkok, Phuket and Singapore from $199*; Kota Kinabalu and Bali from $219*; and Tokyo from $289*. From Darwin, you can also fly to Bali from $99*. AirAsia X, together with AirAsia, provides Australians with low cost fares and access to over 100 destinations across 23 countries. AirAsia X was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Seat for their business class flatbed and the World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Cabin titles at the 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The AirAsia Group also received its sixth consecutive year title as the World’s Best and Asia’s Best Low Cost Airline at the awards. For bookings or further information visit www.airasia.com Flights and fares are subject to availability. Travellers can also log onto AirAsia’s one-stop travel portal at AirAsiaGo.com which offers a range of more than 80,000 three-star, five-star and boutique hotels to choose from. *Flights and fares are subject to availability. Availability of connecting flights are subject to timings of the individual flights. Seats are limited and not available on all flights/days or at peak periods. Fares include airport taxes & surcharges. Processing fee is applicable for online bookings made by credit, debit or charge card. Processing fee does not apply to Australian customers paying with PayPal. Fees apply for checked baggage except on Business Class Flat Bed fares. Other terms and conditions apply. Booking period 25 August 2014 – 31 August 2014 or until sold out. Travel period 1 March 2015 – 24 October 2015. Lowest possible sale fares are one-way online at airasia.com. Next best possible fare available via phone with additional $25 service fee. All amounts are in Australian dollars unless stated otherwise. ENDS Media enquiries Brenton Gibbs Tel +61 (0)419 828 440 About the AirAsia Group AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with 100 destinations. Within 13 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 200 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to approximately 160. The airline today is proud to be a truly ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Japan and the Philippines servicing a network stretching across all ASEAN countries, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Saudi Arabia and Australia. AirAsia was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for six consecutive years in 2009-14. About AirAsia X AirAsia X is the low-cost, long-haul affiliate carrier of the AirAsia Group that currently flies to destinations in China, Australia, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Middle East. The airline currently serves 20 destinations across Asia (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Seoul, Busan, Taipei, Beijing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai, Xian, Chongqing, Colombo and Kathmandu), Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Gold Coast) and the Middle East (Jeddah). AirAsia X currently operates a fleet of 21 Airbus A330-300, each with a seat configuration of 12 Business Class Flatbeds and 365 Economy seats, including two A330-300 leased to Thai AirAsia X and one A330-300 leased to Indonesia AirAsia X. The airline has carried over 12 million guests since inception from Malaysia. Our vision is to further solidify our position as the global leader in long-haul, low-cost aviation and create the first global multi-hub low-cost carrier network along with other carriers of the AirAsia Group.