AirAsia X offers cheap seats for voters abroad

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Call it national service or marketing savvy, but AirAsia X is offering cheap flights for Malaysians abroad to come home to vote.

While the election date is still uncertain, AirAsia X says that Malaysians living overseas who are registered voters can be sure of promo prices even if they book last minute.

Azran-Osman-Rani Confirming this, its chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani was, however, short on details.

“We will make an official announcement with all the details when elections are called,” Azran said when contacted.

Azran indicated that there will be a limit on the number of seats on offer although this and promotional fares are still being ironed out.

“There wasn’t a lot of research made before the decision. We made it because we felt that voting is an important civic duty for everybody,” he said.

The AirAsia X team is still working out a booking mechanism, he said, but it is likely to be done separate to the existing website.

In an interview with Radio Australia, organiser for the Jom Balik Undi campaign William De Cruz said that it is understood that booking is most likely to be conducted through a dedicated hotline and email.

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