Malaysia Airlines and Firefly Mount Additional Domestic Flights to Assist Voters 

A Malaysia Airlines Airbus touches down.
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LONDON – Following the announcement on Malaysia’s 15th General Election (GE15), Malaysia Airlines launched its “Jom Balik Mengundi” campaign to assist domestic travel movement.

The 2022 Malaysian general election, formally the 15th Malaysian general election (GE15), is scheduled to be held on 19 November 2022 to elect the members of the Dewan Rakyat in the 15th Parliament of Malaysia. All 222 seats of the Dewan Rakyat will be contested during the election.

During this election period, Malaysia Airlines is offering 20% discounted fares to facilitate voter movement via air transport. The fare discounts apply for bookings from today to 19 November 2022 for travel between 11 to 27 November 2022.

The airline will also mount additional 26 flights and upgrade 16 domestic services to wide-body A330 aircraft to accommodate the surge in demand to several routes in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.

The 20% discount promotion is applicable on all fare categories comprising Lite, Basic and Flex for Economy Class as well as Basic and Flex for Business Class and available for booking via Malaysia Airlines website.

Firefly Airlines additional services

Meanwhile, Firefly Airlines will add up to 70 flights from Subang and Penang to selected domestic routes from November 17 to 20 November 2022 with 24% and 10% discounted fares for jet and ATR-operated flights respectively.

The Firefly promotion is available on bookings from today until 24 October 2022, for travel during the period from 1 November 2022 to 30 June 2023.

MASwings customers travelling from Miri to Mulu, Sandakan to Lahad Datu, and Bintulu to Sibu will be able to book flights from RM135 for one-way all-in fares.

Management statement

Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Aviation Group, Captain Izham Ismail said, “As a national airline, supporting the GE15 movement for those travelling back to their hometown to fulfil their responsibilities is part of our national commitment.”

“In view of this, all airlines under the Malaysia Aviation Group are pleased to mount additional capacities for certain sectors, where possible.”

“We are prepared to meet the increase in travel while offering smooth and reliable connectivity and ensuring our customers’ highest level of safety and security throughout their journey with us.”

“Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the promotions and book their flights early, for the best deals on Malaysia Airlines, Firefly or MASwings.”

Additional flight details

Details of the additional frequency and aircraft upgrade for Malaysia Airlines flights are as follows:

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