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August 29, 2014 Aviation, Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59Malaysia Airlines has begun its fight back, releasing a series of new ‘must-grab’  online deals and initiatives to stimulate travel on the carrier by offering customers unbeatable value for money on flights from Australia and New Zealand.

The new offers have been launched to stimulate travel and follow the recent introduction of an 11% commission for travel agents, which is almost double the standard rate and will continue to apply to all tickets in all cabin classes for travel from Australia until 15 September.

The new online offers will include special ‘Spring Sensation’ deals on sale between 1 – 21 September from as little as AUD 495 for a return economy eGlobal Media-ÃÇÁclass airfare ticket to Kuala Lumpur. The Spring Sensation fares start from AUD 495 ex Australia return economy class to Kuala Lumpur and are on sale between 1 – 21 September for travel until 31 March 2015.

Ideal for travellers looking for a spontaneous exotic adventure, Malaysia Airlines is also rolling out last minute ‘You Can Weekend’ fares starting from AUD 557 and available to book every weekend.

The ‘You Can Weekend’ fares start from AUD 557 ex Australia economy class return to Kota Kinabalu. On sale every weekend for travel from 01 September – 10 December 2014 and 16 January – 31 March 2015.

Customers purchasing a ticket on Malaysia Airlines between 1 January and 31 December 2014 will also be eligible to win fantastic monthly prizes in a My Ultimate Bucket List contest. The competition will run for four months and commences at 12am AEST on 1 September 2014 and closes at 11.59pm AEST on 31st December 2014.

To be eligible to enter, individuals must purchase any valid airfare ticket from www.malaysiaairlines.com

To enter, customers will need to tell Malaysia Airlines which destinations are on their must-see bucket list after booking their flight, with the most creative answers going into a draw to win one of 12 return economy class airfares from Australia and New Zealand to Malaysia or one of four 16GB Apple iPads with Retina display.

Regional Senior Vice President of Malaysia Airlines, Lee Poh Kait, said the new initiatives are designed to inspire and encourage customers to dream, plan and book their next holiday, and help rebuild trust in Malaysia Airlines.

“We would like to thank all our travel agency partners and passengers for their relentless support during what has been a difficult period. We are committed to regaining the confidence of our customers and the industry as a trusted five-star carrier. These new rates are a very competitive offering for both travel agents and customers as we build a stronger Malaysia Airlines,” Lee said.

Malaysia Airlines has also just unveiled a new look Domestic Golden Lounge at Kuala Lumpur International Airport to meet the needs of its first and business class passengers travelling on domestic flights to and from the airport. Located at Level 3 towards the A Departure Gates, the lounge offers improved facilities and a fresh new customer experience, including a new dining area, enhanced seating capacity and a new service offering at Ayer Spa.

The new Spring Sensation deals include:

From Darwin: A return economy class ticket to KL starts from AUD 495, Penang and Langkawi AUD 565, Phuket AUD 624 and Bangkok AUD 631.

From Perth: A return economy class ticket to KL and Borneo’s Kota Kinabalu starts from AUD 766, Manila AUD 821, Phuket AUD 825, Bangkok AUD 832 and Singapore AUD 838.

From Melbourne: A return economy class to KL starts from AUD 798, Phuket AUD 857, Bangkok AUD 864, Langkawi and Penang AUD 867.

From Sydney: A return economy class to KL starts from AUD 813, Manila AUD 868, Phuket AUD 872, and Langkawi and Penang AUD 882.

From Adelaide: A return economy class to KL starts from AUD 802, Manila AUD 857, Phuket AUD 861, Bangkok AUD 868, Langkawi and Penang AUD 871.

There are now 81 flights a week direct to Malaysia from Australian and New Zealand with Kuala Lumpur as the hub to more than 60 destinations worldwide. Malaysia Airlines operates the state of the art A380 on services to London and Paris.

Bookings must be made at least 24 hours before flight departure. All fares are subject to availability and bookable through the website only.

Edited by : Peter Needham

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