23 February 2008

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Travel fair eyes RM160 mln in ticket sales

KUCHING: Malaysia Airlines is holding a nationwide three-day Malaysia Airlines Travel Fair (MATF) 2008 to achieve a RM140-RM160 million in sales.

Malaysia Airlines’ area manager Sarawak Shauqi Ahmad said the travel fair was the biggest of its kind, and the target was made in view of the increased distribution channels and variety of travel products.

Borneo Tourism“For Sarawak alone, we hope to reach a sales of RM15 million within the three days,” he said at the launching of MATF 2008 at Permata Exhibition Centre here yesterday.

He said the fair provided customers the chance to plan their travels ahead, and they also get to choose their seats out of six million seats offered for various destinations.

“The seats include those for domestic destinations and international destinations. The best part is that international airfares offered during the fair start from as low as RM39,” he said.

He highlighted that certain airfares were eligible for discounts of up to 70 per cent, and customers choosing to travel with any of the 102 types of Malaysia Airlines Golden Holiday packages could enjoy up to 80 per cent discounts.

Shauqi said offers during MATF are the best deals customers could get, as they could experience flying in a 5-Star Airline with the best cabin staff at very low price.

Other offers and services provided at selected MATF locations are such as Malaysia Airline’s Enrich membership registration, Grads Student Loyalty programme enrolment and discounts on Temptation in-flight products.

In addition, the Borneo Pass 5 and Borneo Pass 7 packages are offered at 50 per cent discounts.

Newly registered Enrich members will automatically be credited 1,000 mileage points, and for every enrolment of Grads Student Loyalty programme, a 20 per cent discount given.

During the fair, Firefly is offering 150,000 seats to five domestic networks and two regional destinations.

Those who plan to travel under the Firefly Holiday packages could get their bookings done at the fair through its virtual event www.fireflyz.com.my.

MASwings is offering 20,000 discounted fare seats for its East Malaysia network covering 21 destinations.

The attractive offers can be viewed at Maswings Airlines Malaysia.

The fair is being held at eight locations: Permata Exhibition Centre, Kuching; Wisma Sanyan, Sibu; Mega Hotel, Miri; Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu; Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre; Penang International Sports Arena; Terengganu Trade Centre, Kuala Terengganu and Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor Bahru.

A total of 34 companies are participating in the event.

They are from various travel agencies, banks and insurance companies.

The fair, which is open to the public from 9am to 10pm, ends tomorrow.

For more information, visit Malaysia Airlines


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