Sounds almost too good, doesn’t it. I don’t think anybody is ever going to give you a better excuse to travel around Southeast Asia.
Malaysia Airlines announced today it plans to offer one million free seats for flights within Southeast Asia as part of an aggressive campaign to boost sales and income amid high oil prices, USA Today reports. The airline hopes that the Everyday Low Fares campaign will help them fill up its planes and recover some costs as passengers will have to pay the fuel surcharge. The seats to be given away represent 30% of surplus capacity.
Under the campaign, bookings can only be made online for 24 regional routes – including selected routes from Malaysia to China – for a two-week period from May 21 for travel between July 1 and Dec. 14. Passengers will still have to pay airport tax, administration fees and the fuel surcharge. The free tickets are non-refundable and will only be offered on lean flights. Malaysia Airlines first launched the zero-fare campaign for domestic destinations earlier this month, also offering a million free seats for travels between June 10 and Dec. 14.
(*Flights attendants are especially hot in First Class, which–sadly–is not free.)