AirAsia announces free-seats campaign in India

 PTI   Chennai     Last Updated: November 26, 2013  | 17:33 IST
AirAsia announces free seats campaign in India
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As part of celebrations of its fifth anniversary in the country, Kula Lumpur-based budget airliner AirAsia has announced a campaign with three million promotional seats across various destinations.  Singapore Airlines  has also offered 12.5 per cent discount to first and business class travellers. 

Passengers will be able to travel from May 5, 2014 to January 31, 2015 under the "free seats" campaign. The bookings for the promotional seats with zero base fare and applicable taxes and fee from Rs 500 (for oneway) are available from Monday till December 1 next, AirAsia said in a statement.

Besides, the airline would also offer Rs 500 as base fare as part of the anniversary celebrations, a company statement said in Chennai, the headquarters of Airasia India.

The all-in-fares inclusive of taxes and fees begin from Rs 2,259 from Kochi to Kuala Lumpur (for one way route), Rs 2,704 from Chennai to Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur, Rs 3,269 from Bangalore to Kuala Lumpur, Rs 3,228 from Kolkata to Kuala Lumpur.

AirAsia has also introduced "fly-thru" service from Chennai to various destinations including Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi, Macau, Singapore.

The Fly-Thru service enables passengers to connect flights from one destination to another without facing any hardships in collecting their bags at any transit point, the statement added.

Meanwhile, Singapore Airlines and its subsidiary SilkAir announced up to 12.5 per cent discount on First and Business Class travel from India to Singapore or Australia. But all these offers come with certain riders.

A Singapore Airlines statement said air travellers could enjoy up to 12.5 per cent discount on First and Business Class with tickets on sale till December 21. Travel would be valid for travel from December 1- December 31 this year only.

Transit passengers to Australia could also collect a complimentary 40 Changi Dollar Voucher at Singapore's Changi Airport for use at all participating shops, restaurants and lounges, the SIA statement added.

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