AirAsia to deploy more flights during Malaysia election

PHOTO: The Star/Asia News Network

KUALA LUMPUR - To encourage Malaysians to exercise their right to vote, AirAsia will deploy more flights during GE14, said its group chief executive officer (CEO) Tan Sri Tony Fernandes. (pic)

"We are going to deploy AirAsia X 330 (planes) at times it's not flying. Revenue team working overtime to get this done. Say thanks to them," his tweet read.

In a series of tweets, Fernandes said the budget airlines would freeze any unsold seats on the day before and after polling day on May 9, adding that these seats will be sold at low fares.

According to Fernandes, flight tickets to Sarawak on May 8 and 9 will be fixed at RM120 (S$40.60), flights to Sabah at RM199, while flights to Peninsular Malaysia is set at RM99.

Fernandes also suggested that Malaysian airports waive any airport tax.