GE14: AirAsia Is Now Offering Fixed Domestic Flight Rates For 8 And 9 May

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes announced on Twitter.

Cover image via Reuters & AirAsia (Edited)

After waiving flight change fees for GE14, AirAsia is now offering fixed fares for domestic flights as low as RM99 for 8 and 9 May

"Because of your overwhelming response to vote for #GE14, we're launching fixed fares TONIGHT. All fares available on, #forthepeople," AirAsia said on Facebook.

The low-cost airline, in a statement posted on its website, said they are doing this to "support Malaysians travelling back to their constituencies to vote".

The announcement comes after Tony Fernandes tweeted saying that the airline would freeze any unsold seats on the day before and after polling day.

Here are the fixed rates for 8 and 9 May

One-way fares are fixed at RM99 for routes within Peninsular Malaysia and within East Malaysia, RM129* for routes between Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak and RM199* for routes between Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah, subject to availability.

Image via AirAsia

Do note that the rates only apply for one-way tickets.

In order to avoid congestion during the polling period, AirAsia has advised its passengers to arrive at the airport earlier

The airline also suggested fliers should use their web check-in and mobile check-in services for maximum convenience.

"For guests with check-in baggage, we recommend you arrive early to ensure sufficient time to drop off your baggage at the counter before proceeding to the departure gate," AirAsia said in its statement earlier today, 13 April.

Meanwhile, Tony also said that the Airline will deploy AirAsia X 330 planes, a wide-body plane, during the 14th General Elections

Image via Soya Cincau

Tony also posted the good news on his Facebook page where he shared a photo of his ops team pilots, crew and guest Happiness, who Tony said, "will be working flat out to get this done"

Prior to this, AirAsia also announced waivers on flight change fees:

Similarly, other airlines have offered to waive the flight change fees: