AirAsia Commences Flights to Miri and Expands Flights to Kota Kinabalu

AirAsia, Malaysia’s second national airline continues to expand bringing low cost flights to more Malaysian destinations with greater frequency.  Two new point to point flights will begin operating between Kuala Lumpur and Miri.  These flights represent a step forward in national integration for the people of Miri!  With the possibility of low cost flying it makes it much more convenient for the people of Miri to travel to and from Kuala Lumpur and other Malaysian destinations! 
A fourth extra flight is also to be added to AirAsia’s existing schedule between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu.  All flights are in-line with AirAsia’s policy of bringing low cost air fares to all Malaysians so that now everyone can fly!
Passengers can make bookings for these flights from June 19th onwards at the AirAsia website: www.airasia.
comOr by contacting the AirAsia nationwide call centre 7 days a week between 8am and 9pm on: 03 7809 68 88
Following the successful opening of its Sales Office in Prangin Mall, Penang by YB Dato’ Kee Phaik Cheen, AirAsia is opening other Sales Office in:
* Kuching by 23rd June, 2002 at Wisma Ho Ho Lim, Jalan Abell * Kota Kinabalu by the end of June, 2002 at No. 94, Jalan Gaya * Kota Bharu by the end of June, 2002 at Seksyen 26, Jalan Dusun Muda

The new flights to Miri commence on 10th, July 2002.  The flights will depart from Kuala
Lumpur twice daily at 07:30 and 18:50.  Two daily flights will also fly from Miri to
Kuala Lumpur leaving at 10:10 and 21:30.  Flights between KLIA and MIRI will start from as low as RM 139.99 one way.

Due to exceptional demand for its flights to Kota Kinabalu, AirAsia is to add a fourth daily flight to its existing schedule from July 10, 2002.  The extra flights will depart Kuala Lumpur at 11:40.  The return flight will depart Kota Kinabalu at 14:40.  Fares for Kota Kinabalu flights start from as low as RM 144.99 one way.     
From the 4th July, 2002 AirAsia will be moving its operations hub to KLIA.  Flights to Kuala Lumpur will act as a springboard for the people of Miri, Kota Kinabalu and all other AirAsia destinations giving them convenient access to international destinations from AirAsia’s new hub in one of the world’s premier airports: KLIA! 
AirAsia presently flies between its hub in Subang Kuala Lumpur and Kota Bharu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Labuan, Langkawi, Miri and Penang.  Three of AirAsia’s latest flights will be landing at KLIA on 3rd July 2002.
AirAsia’s existing scheduled flights will continue from their new hub in KLIA from the 4th July 2002. 
AirAsia operates a multiple-tier fares which are applicable on every flight.  No matter what the fare, all AirAsia fares are lower compared to other airlines! 
AirAsia presently flies between its hub in Subang Kuala Lumpur and Kota Bharu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Labuan, Langkawi and Labuan.  AirAsia currently has a fleet of three Boeing 737-300’s and on 6th June took delivery of its fourth Boeing 737-300.  The entire fleet of planes fully complies with the conditions of International Aviation Safety and are regulated by the internationally reputed, Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).
AirAsia is Asia’s first and only low fare airline. AirAsia operates a “no frills” policy, making savings on expensive in-flight meals.  Although AirAsia’s cost optimization has been aggressive in some areas it is not at the expense of safety.  Experienced pilots and a team of highly trained aircraft engineers ensure that AirAsia’s planes are always in tip-top mechanical condition.
In March, AirAsia became the first airline in Malaysia to enable credit card payments for telephone bookings made through its Call Centre. On 15th April, AirAsia launched its Easy Cash Payment Channel where customers can pay cash for their bookings at any Alliance Bank branches. Later, on 18th April, AirAsia launched its ticketless booking system where traditional airline tickets were replaced with a Flight Itinerary and Booking Number.  Since 10th May, online bookings can be made at www.airasia.com.
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