Discounted airfares galore ahead of Matta Fair 2023

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 March 2023:

Airfares are being offered at hefty discounts at the MATTA Fair 2023 this weekend, from Friday March 17 to Sunday March 19.

First to announce was Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), which has a longstanding partnership with the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) and is taking up the largest exhibition space at the travel event.

MAG’s carriers – Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and MASwings – are also the official airlines for the MATTA Fair 2023, offering over 1.8 million discounted airfares for flights from now till Nov 30 this year.

MAG chief executive officer of airlines Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi said airfares discounted up to 45% can be bought from Wednesday March 15 by MH Enrich loyalty members and from March 16 to 24 for the public.

While the discounted airfares are available for purchase at all physical and online channels, he said special draws for free business class return tickets – to London, Sydney and Haneda – plus economy return tickets – to Osaka, Melbourne, Perth, Seoul, Denpasar, Singapore, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Langkawi – will be available only for purchases at the MATTA Fair 2023 event.

Separately, AirAsia today launched its 10 million Free* Seats Mega Sale for bookings till Sunday March 19. Tickets booked are for future travel between 4 Sept 2023 and 13 Aug 2024; they exclude airport tax, MavCom fee, fuel surcharge and other applicable fees.

Offers for domestic cities include Langkawi, Penang, Johor Bahru and more from RM23* one way. A range of Asean destinations – Jakarta, Bali, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and more are on offer from RM60* one way.

For further destinations, China destinations from Kuala Lumpur – Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing (Daxing), Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Kunming – are priced from RM599* one-way.

The airfares from Kota Kinabalu to Guangzhou and Shenzhen start at RM299* one-way and from Johor Bahru to Guangzhou at RM469* one-way. BigPay users can enjoy a further 5% off all AirAsia flights with flight code ‘AK’ for a year by using the promo code “BIGPAY5”.

Sister budget carrier AirAsia X is offering airfares from RM329* all-in one-way to Perth, Taipei and Tokyo, with flatbed seats to these and other long haul destinations from RM1,299. This promo price is for travel between 4 Sept 2023 and 9 July 2024.

Batik Air has also started discount airfare offers for bookings till March 27 – these apply for flights from March 27 till Nov 30. Blackout periods apply for peak travel of April 19 – May 8, May 26 – June 5 and Aug 25 – Sept 4.

Local destination airfares start from RM89 from KLIA; RM129 from Subang and Melaka airports. The airline also has a range of discounted airfares to destinations within Asean, Australia, East and South Asia.