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AirAsia is offering 500,000 FREE seats on flights to the most exciting holiday destinations in Southeast Asia, China and Australia.

AirAsia’s FREE seats promotion will take travellers to holiday hotspots Bali, Bangkok, Gold Coast, Haikou, Hangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Melbourne, Perth, Phuket, Shenzhen, Siem Reap, Singapore, Yogyakarta and many more.

Travellers who would like to take advantage of this fabulous offer simply have to book online at or via mobile phone at

The free seats are available for bookings made from 10 - 15 February, 2009 for travel from 12 October, 2009 to January 31, 2010.

AirAsia’s no fuel surcharge policy means that passengers will simply have to pay for airport tax and administration fee.

Guests may also buy complete holiday packages at where they will by able select their holiday lodgings from over 50,000 hotels.

Kathleen Tan, Regional Head of Commercial, AirAsia said, “During a time when most people are cutting down on traveling and holiday-making, AirAsia comes up with an irresistible alternative that reinforces its commitment to grow tourism in the region.

“Our 500,000 regional free seats campaign is an important impetus to boost tourist numbers and spread the economic benefits brought on by tourism. We continue our role as the chief campaigner for tourism in this part of the world.

“This campaign allows travelers from all sectors to easily fly to our destinations and experience more of the region’s unique cultural offerings and enjoy various oriental landscapes. We foresee interest in Southeast Asia and China to snowball among travelers from within and from outside the region.”

“With the ongoing expansion of AirAsia’s fleet, opening of new routes and addition of flight frequencies, AirAsia is best positioned to cater to the growing interest in regional travel.

“AirAsia aims to increase its share in the world market for tourists and to fly these tourists all around Asia Pacific. This should speed up development of tourism and transportation infrastructure here,” Kathleen added.

Source: eTravel Blackboard Asia

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The low-cost airline, AirAsia, has reported it sold 279,000 seats in just one single day - Tuesday.

The impressive achievement comes just ahead of AirAsia X’s March 11 inaugural flight to London from Kuala Lumpur.

AirAsia Group CEO Dato’ Sri Tony Fernandes said, “Despite the slowing economy, the demand for air travel from the public is still exceptionally strong. This fact is reflected by the overwhelming sales figures that we received. There are predictions that demand for air travel will be feeble this year, but we remain bullish that it will grow, instead, for us. Our extensive network, which covers over 108 routes, plays a major role in attracting people to fly with us”

“We also have an excellent system in place, though yesterday (Tuesday) we did experience some minimal disruptions due to the high volume of users logged on to our system. It’s clear, however, that a majority of our users were able to get through and make successful bookings. We are thankful for the ‘Open Skies’ booking system provided by Navitaire, which performed almost flawlessly on every occasion and manage to handle the most demanding requirements of our flight booking operations,” Fernandes added.

About 40% of the record sales were derived from AirAsia’s 500,000 F(r)ee Seats Promotion. The promotion offers f(r)ee seats on almost all of AirAsia and AirAsia X’s routes where customers just have to pay fees.

The airline said that the record surge began at midnight Monday, when the free-seats offer was opened, and within just two hours, a remarkable 40,000 bookings had been received.

The free seats are available for bookings made from 10 - 15 February, 2009, for travel from 12 October, 2009, to January 31, 2010.

Source: Asia Travel Tips


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