Wednesday 4 June 2014

AirAsia launches first ever Megasale

LEADING low-cost carrier AirAsia has released in advance 2.5 million discounted airfares for travel in 2015 with its first ever Megasale in Australia.

The airfares, some as low as $11* one-way, will be available to book up to 12 months in advance — a unique opportunity to plan ahead and grab some bargains.

The Megasale comes at a milestone time for AirAsia, with total sales by Australians on the airline’s long haul sectors from Australian ports increasing by 72% from the first quarter 2013 to second quarter 2014.

The Megasale fares are available for booking from 2 June 2014 (2am AEST) to 8 June 2014 with the fares valid for travel from 5 January 2015 to 31 July 2015. Bookings to 

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AirAsia X Head of International Marketing Stuart Myerscough said the Megasale was a fantastic opportunity for travellers and reflected the company’s leading position in the emerging long haul, low-cost stakes.

“The Megasale is a great opportunity to book your dream holiday to Asia at an affordable price, so we advise you to get in early,” Mr Myerscough said.

“Our increased flight frequencies including double-daily services to Kuala Lumpur from Melbourne, Sydney and Perth have opened up better connections with our expansive network including North Asia destinations such as Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

“Adelaide and Gold Coast have also had frequencies increased to five and seven flights per week respectively and are exceeding our expectations.”

Some of the more than 80 destinations on sale include:

From Perth, grab an unbelievably great low fare to Kuala Lumpur from $99* one way; Bali from $110*;Kathmandu from $139*, Nagoya and Colombo from $159*, Phuket and Phnom Penh from $174*, Macaufrom $195*, and Tokyo and Seoul from $209*.

From the Gold Coast, fly to Kuala Lumpur from $169* one-way; JakartaBangkokPhuket and Singaporefrom $209*; nd Bali and Chiang Mai from $219*.
From Sydney, one-way economy flights to Kuala Lumpur are from $169*, Kathmandu, Langkawi andPenang from $209*, Kota Kinabalu from $219*, Colombo and Nagoya from $249, and Osaka from $279*.

From Melbourne, jet off to Kuala Lumpur from $169* one-way; Bangkok, Phuket and Krabi from $209*; Balifrom $219*, Ho Chi Minh City from $229*, Tokyo and Seoul from $289*.
And, great fares are available from Adelaide including to Kuala Lumpur from $149* one way; Bangkok, Phuket and Singapore from $189*; and Kuching and Bali from $199*.

From Darwin, don’t miss this great fare of $119* one-way to Kuala Lumpur.
Those looking to fly to their next holiday destination in a little more style can choose AirAsia X’s Premium flatbed seats, which have standard business class specifications of 20” width, 60” pitch and stretch out to 77” in full recline position. These seats are also on sale from $599* one way from Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Adelaide to Kuala Lumpur.

Mr Myerscough said, “Thailand is by far our most popular onward destination for Aussies and despite recent political instability it remains as in demand as ever.

“Other destinations showing huge growth include Japan, Korea and Taiwan and interest is growing to newer routes in our network, Colombo and Kathmandu.

“Our Megasale will take place only three to four times a year and represents the best opportunity to secure the cheapest deals.”

Sales to Japan and Taipei saw significant growth from first quarter 2013 to first quarter 2014; with Osaka enjoying a sales increase of 518%, Taipei (419%), Seoul (334%) and Tokoyo (Haneda) (264%).

AirAsia passengers are now able to fly into the brand new klia2 terminal in Kuala Lumpur, the carrier’s main hub, which provides an even better experience for travellers, particularly those transiting through to other destinations.

AirAsia X, together with AirAsia, provides Australians with low cost fares and access toover 80 destinations across 23 countries.

AirAsia X was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Seat and the World's Best Low Cost Airline Premium Class titles at the 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The AirAsia Group also received its fifth consecutive year title as the World’s Best and Asia’s Best Low Cost Airline at the awards.
For bookings or further information visit  Flights and fares are subject to availability.
Travellers can also log onto AirAsia’s one-stop travel portal at which offers a range of more than 80,000 three-star, five-star and boutique hotels to choose from.

*Flights and fares are subject to availability. Availability of connecting flights are subject to timings of the individual flights. Seats are limited and not available on all flights/days or at peak periods. Fares include airport taxes & surcharges. Processing fee is applicable for online bookings made by credit, debit or charge card. Fees apply for checked baggage except on Premium Flat Bed fares. Other terms and conditions apply. Booking period 2 June – 8 June 2014 or until sold out. Travel period 5 January 2015 –  31 July 2015. Lowest possible sale fares are one-way online at Next best possible fare available via phone with additional $25 service fee. All amounts are in Australian dollars unless stated otherwise.

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