KUALA LUMPUR - Travellers purchasing flight tickets to various destinations at one time can skip the hassle of multiple online purchases by using AirAsia X's multi-city booking option.
AirAsia X chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani said the option would enable easy bookings for those planning to fly across its networks in Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia.
"The new option on our website allows guests to book a minimum of two flights and maximum of six flights at one go," he said in a statement.
Osman said the booking option had gone through its pilot phase starting Aug 7 and officially began on Dec 4.
"Now our guests will be able to book multiple destinations, take advantage of trip breaks and stopovers all in one booking.
"It will also be easy for them to manage their travel plans as it allows guests to arrive or depart from different ports with the benefit of our wide route network," he said.
He urged those who wanted more information on the new service to visit its website at www.airasia.com.
On a separate matter, Azran said that the airline was sponsoring return flights from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur for 87 members of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra who were here for the charity event, "Konsert Amal Diraja - Forget Me Not" today.
"The concert is aimed at raising RM800,000 (S$304,457) for the building of a new dementia training and day-care centre in Petaling Jaya under the Alzheimer's Disease Foundation Malaysia," he said.
He said the concert would be held at the Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, adding that the company was proud to do its part in supporting a worthy cause.
"We recognise the impact that Alzheimer's has on families, communities, and the healthcare system and are proud to be part of this effort that will benefit many elderly people who suffer from the disease."
He said that Alzheimer's was also the most common type of dementia that affects one in every three elderly people.
"The concert is under the royal patronage of the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and will feature the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra led by Malaysian-born conductor Eugene Pook," he said.
He added that other performers slated to make an special appearance at the concert would be multiple-award-winning singer-songwriter Najwa Mahiaddin and award-winning violinist Huang Bin.