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AirAsia adds fixed-fare late-night flights for Chinese New Year

SEPANG (Jan 7): AirAsia Group Bhd will add special late-night flights at fixed one-way all-in fares between Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak from Jan 21 to 31, following feedback from the budget airline's guests for it to have fixed low fares for the upcoming Chinese New Year, which falls on Jan 25 and 26.

In a statement today, AirAsia said in conjunction with the announcement of the extra late-night flights, flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sibu, Bintulu and Miri, as well as the Johor Baru-Sibu route will be priced at RM149.

AirAsia said flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan and Tawau will be priced at RM199.

In addition to the late-night flights at fixed fares to Sabah and Sarawak, AirAsia will also add flights to 20 routes across Malaysia and to Singapore. They include those from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi, Penang, Sibu, Tawau and Singapore, as well as flights from Ipoh to Johor Baru and Singapore.

AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said the additional late-night flights will add 12,960 seats to selected cities in Sabah and Sarawak for the festive period, in addition to the 65,826 extra seats to popular routes across Malaysia and Singapore.

At 11:25am, AirAsia's share price were down one sen or 0.6% to RM1.67 for a market value of RM5.62 billion. The stock was traded between RM1.66 and RM1.68 so far today.

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