Looking to coming home for the general election? Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is offering special fares for Malaysians returning to their hometowns to vote! It will also waive penalties for changes made to travel plans during this period.
Passengers can get all-inclusive return Economy Class tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar, Penang, Terengganu, Kuantan, Kota Baru, Johor Baru and Langkawi from RM130 while fares for Business class are from RM713. Those flying from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, Labuan, Tawau, Miri, Sibu, Sandakan, Bintulu and Kuching can get their all-inclusive return tickets for as low as RM300 for Economy class and RM1,713 for Business class.
Meanwhile, fares from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Bintulu or Sibu start at RM76 for Economy Class and at RM1,513 for Business Class while tickets from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau, Labuan and Sandakan are from RM136 on Economy Class and RM1,713 on Business Class. Booking is open from now until 28th April 2013 for the travel period between today and 30th November 2013.
Malaysia Airlines group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said the airline would waive the penalty fees imposed on passengers who wished to defer their travel plans between 27th April 2013 and 12th May 2013 and extend the travel period up to 31st July 2013.
“We would like to accommodate our passengers’ needs as we understand that they may have made travel plans prior to this. With the special fares and new cabin baggage policy in place, guests can easily plan a day trip back home to vote”, he said in a statement here yesterday.
Besides the low fares, the airline is allowing a maximum of 7kg instead of 5kg for cabin baggage in Economy Class while Business Class passengers will be permitted two pieces of cabin baggage with a maximum weight of 7kg.