Feb 20, 2008



For a limited period of three days, Malaysians will be able to pick up great travel offers from Malaysia Airlines at its once-a-year Travel Fair.

The Malaysia Travel Fair (MATF), the country's renowned premier consumer travel event, is back again this year with its value-for-money air travel deals from 22-24 February 2008.

During this exciting 3-day event, which will be held at 8 locations nationwide, travelers will be able to take advantage of great bargains with discounts of up to 70% on its international and domestic routes.

Commercial Director, Dato Rashid Khan said: "Due to popular demand, we have decided to hold this year's event as a dual fair - physical and virtual. The physical fairs this year will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in Kuala Lumpur, Penang International Sports Arena in Penang, Trengganu Trade Centre in Kuala Trengganu, Persada Johor International Convention Centre in Johor Bahru, Sutera Harbour Resort Kota Kinabalu, Permata Exhibition Centre in Kuching, Wisma Sanyan in Sibu and Mega Hotel in Miri.

"Response has always been overwhelming as customers know that our Travel Fairs provide the best deals. We have over 6 million seats on offer and we expect them to be snapped up almost immediately as this year, customers can purchase our tickets from a variety of outlets. By holding it in venues that are easily accessible to customers, they are also able to shop in person for the best destinations at the best prices”.

He added, "The MATF offers covers a 7-month travel period from 1 March 2008 to 30 September 2008. We encourage travelers to plan their travels and enjoy our Malaysian Hospitality that enabled us to win high profile accolades like '5-Star Airline' and 'Best Cabin Staff 2007'."

New destinations such as Macau and Yogyakarta are on its menu of offerings, while equally attractive fares are also available to the Orient, South Asia. Traditional favourite MATF destinations such as London, Amsterdam, Melbourne and Perth feature prominently too.

Value-for-money Malaysia Airlines Golden Holidays travel packages to domestic and international destinations are also on offer.

For the first time, Malaysia Airlines' subsidiaries Firefly and MASwings are also participating in this travel fair.

Firefly, currently operating from Subang and Penang, is offering up to 150,000 free seats (excluding taxes & surcharges) to all its destinations. These will be available on site at the Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Terengganu MATF locations.

MASwings is promoting special deals for travel on its network covering 21 destinations in East Malaysia. It is offering up to 50% discount of the normal fares for purchase of its Borneo Pass 5 and Borneo Pass 7, where travelers can choose to travel to any five or seven sectors. A further 10% discount will be offered for all tickets purchased online through http://www.maswings.com.my/.

Malaysia Airlines will be offering special Golden Holiday packages at the physical fair venues, including attractively priced domestic packages to support the continuation of the Visit Malaysia Year in 2008. Its airfares will also be exclusively marketed at these sites through all participating travel agents.

In addition, Malaysia Airlines is offering a 'Buy 1 Get 1 Free' promotion on Business Class seats for routes to ASEAN cities as well as to Xiamen, Kunming and Macau.

These airfares will also be offered through its website http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/, all its ticketing offices in Malaysia and its 24-hours toll-free Call Centre number 1-300-88-3000.

Special deals are also in store for customers in Sabah and Sarawak, where Malaysia Airlines will be offering attractive fares for its international flights from Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.

To enable customers to accumulate their flying miles and enjoy a wide diversity of travel benefits, Enrich, Malaysia Airlines loyalty and frequent flyer programme, will also be offering a special promotion. Every customer who signs up with Enrich will automatically be awarded 500 Enrich Miles. Students who enroll as members of Grads, the student travel frequent flyer programme, will be given a 20% discount of the annual membership fee.

Malaysia Airlines Travel Fair : 22 -24 February 2008

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