AirAsia connects KK to Brunei

AirAsia enhances connectivity into the east with daily direct flights from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam starting Jan 18, 2019.

The new service marks AirAsia’s fourth new international destination from Kota Kinabalu this year after Bangkok, Macao and Kunming.

“This year itself we have flown more than 4.9 million guests to and from Sabah. With daily flights between Kota Kinabalu and Bandar Seri Begawan, we will be operating a total of 356 weekly flights out of Kota Kinabalu, our second biggest hub in Malaysia,” said AirAsia Malaysia CEO, Riad Asmat.

“We believe this new route will further put the Land Below the Wind on the map as a thriving tourist destination and contribute to the local economy. As our network grows and capacity increases, we hope the state government will set up a much needed low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) in Kota Kinabalu to further accommodate our growth plans,” he added.

AirAsia is offering special promotional all-in-fares from Kota Kinabalu to Brunei from just RM36 (terms and conditions apply) but only until Nov 18 and valid for travel between Jan 18 and March 30, 2019.

Besides Kota Kinabalu, AirAsia operates 14 flights per week from Kuala Lumpur to Bandar Seri Begawan. For the latest AirAsia news, activities and promotions, follow the airline on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Great Eastern supports B40

FOLLOWING its announcement to the Singapore Exchange recently, Great Eastern Holdings Limited has reaffirmed its commitment to support the B40 Health Protection Fund as announced by the Malaysian Finance Minister of Malaysia in his Budget Speech on Nov 2.

The B40 Health Protection Fund is an initiative spearheaded by the Malaysian government. It was created in partnership with the private insurance industry and designed to help Malaysian households become more financially resilient through insurance and takaful protection.

“We are grateful to the Minister for the opportunity to participate in the B40 Health Protection Fund as we strongly believe in the good that will churn out from it. Our earlier communications could have resulted in some misinterpretation of our intent and we regret the inconvenience it could have caused the Minister,” said Great Eastern Holdings Group CEO Khor Hock Seng.

“We are committed to collaborating closely with the relevant authorities towards the success of the B40 Health Protection Fund,” added Khor.

Great Eastern is actively supporting the government of Malaysia’s efforts to address social welfare protection coverage and help the lower income segment in the community through its contributions to the B40 Health Protection Fund.

Free health screening at Butterworth Art Walk

IN conjunction with Mouth Cancer Awareness Week, Penang International Dental College (PIDC) has partnered with Pertubuhan Sihat Selalu in organising a health carnival at Butterworth Art Walk, located behind Dewan Dato’ Haji Ahmad Badawi. Entry is free for the carnival which runs on Nov 24 from 8am to 12pm.

The objective of the event is to raise awareness on mouth cancer, the sixth most common cancer, and to raise funds for the National Cancer Council Malaysia (Makna).

Members of the public will also have the opportunity to receive free health check-ups including medical, dental, auditory, spine, joint and muscle, plus eye evaluations as well as oral cancer screening and smoking cessation counselling. These are all part of PIDC’s holistic approach towards cancer awareness.

The check-ups and health examinations will be conducted by various health organisations such as the Ministry of Health, Loh Guan Lye Specialists Centre, Physiotherapy Spine Joint & Muscle Solutions, Audible Lab Sound Hearing Solution Sdn Bhd, Malaysian Red Crescent Society, and PIDC themselves.

AirAsia Free Seats is back!

FIVE million promotional seats are up for grabs in the final AirAsia Free Seats** sale of the year.

Enjoy promotional all-in members’ fares from RM15* for flights from Kuala Lumpur to exciting destinations including Alor Star, Johor Baru, Kota Baru, Kuantan, Langkawi, Penang, Kuala Terenggau and Miri, and from RM39* for flights to Asean destinations including Brunei, Phnom Penh, Padang, Jakarta, Surabaya, Ho Chi Minh City and many more.

Those travelling on AirAsia X will be able to enjoy all-in members fares from as low as RM199* from Kuala Lumpur to Amritsar, Xi’an, Chongqing, Melbourne, Taipei, Seoul and Osaka, or fly with extra comfort on the award-winning Premium Flatbed from Kuala Lumpur to Jaipur, Jeju, Hawaii, Sapporo and Busan from only RM899*.

AirAsia BIG Members enjoyed a 24-hour priority access to this promotion on Nov 11, while non-members can book the promotional seats starting from RM20* now until Nov 18 (2400 GMT +8). Bookings can be made on and the AirAsia mobile app for travel between May 6, 2019 and Feb 4, 2020.

“We are excited to offer our guests with another five million promotional seats up for grabs. With this, guests can plan their travels far ahead to over 130 destinations across our extensive AirAsia and AirAsia X network,” said AirAsia Group Marketing Head Amanda Woo.

“Guests are encouraged to sign up as an AirAsia BIG Member to enjoy greater benefits such as priority access to promotional campaigns, instant member discounts, seamless one-click payment with BigClick and more,” she added.

Fly with more perks when you pre-book the Value Pack. This value-for-money bundle comes with 20kg baggage allowance, one Santan inflight hot meal, standard seat selection and travel insurance by Tune Protect, including One-Hour On-Time Guarantee and Baggage Delay protection.

BigPay users will enjoy zero processing fees and discounts on pre-booked in-flight meals and check-in baggage when paying with their BigPay card, while guests who book with the AirAsia Platinum Credit Card will earn bonus AirAsia BIG Points.

Using the BigClick payment feature, guests can avoid the hassle of re-entering their card details every time as BigClick allows members to securely store their credit and debit card details. Save your card details now and earn 100 AirAsia BIG Points.

For the latest AirAsia news, activities and promotions, follow AirAsia on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

** Free Seats are for BIG Members only to enjoy zero base fare. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights, all destinations, public holidays, school breaks and weekends. Free Seats exclude airport fees and other fees. A payment processing fee is applicable to all payments made using direct debit, credit, debit or charge cards. Our other terms and conditions of carriage apply.

* All-in fares including taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply.