Southeast Asian low cost carrier AirAsia has been a success (except for their restaurant chain). AirAsiaX, the long haul version of the airline, has struggled.
The airline had plenty of empty seats even before coronavirus, so they’re selling a one year all you can fly pass for 499 MYR (about US$118). The press release is all about how it’s still fine to travel.
The offer is intended for Malaysia-based members of AirAsia’s BIG loyalty program (God Save The Points thinks others can participate, too) and is on sale through the end of March 7 local time and offers unlimited flying for a year between Kuala Lumpur and “Australia, Japan, India and more” for just the cost of “government taxes and fees, add ons and other charges.” Fourteen day advance booking is required.
Will Horton points out that AirAsiaX may need to hit specified passenger volumes in some markets in order to receive subsidies. I’d add that fees for things like seat assignments and baggage on a low cost carrier – still payable under this deal – can be greater than the fare.
(HT: David H.)