Millions of cheap fares at MAS fair


  • Nation
  • Friday, 18 Feb 2005

BY ROYCE CHEAH

SERI KEMBANGAN: There will be a total of 4.4 million seats up for grabs, when the Malaysia Airlines Travel Fair 2005 takes off tomorrow at four venues across the country.  

Visitors would be spoilt for choice with a total of 21,000 domestic, and 140,700 international holiday packages for 85 destinations worldwide, at discounted rates. The packages and tickets are valid for travel from Feb 19 to Oct 31 this year. 

The fair will run simultaneously at all four venues tomorrow and Sunday, and MAS is expecting up to 180,000 visitors. A total of 220 travel agents are taking part in the fair.  

Return fares to Melbourne and Sydney would be as low as RM1,008, while a 4-day, 3-night package to Kunming, China is priced at RM1,115. 

MAS managing director Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Dahlan was at the Kuala Lumpur venue, the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre, yesterday to check on preparations for the fair. 

Ahmad Fuaad (centre) and MAS general manager of sales Nick Phang (right) putting up a MAS logo in preparation for the MAS Travel Fair 2005 Thursday.

“There will be ample space for the crowd here unlike last year's fair at Megamall.  

“We will also be providing shuttles from the Sungai Besi LRT station and the Serdang KTM station for visitors,” he added. 

He said the fair this year was more family oriented, and MAS had also included celebrities, like squash star Nicol David, and cultural shows into the line-up to entertain visitors at the fair. 

MAS will also be stationing its human resources personnel at all four centres for those interested in exploring career opportunities with the national carrier. 

The other three venues, for the MAS fair are the International Sports Arena in Penang; Permata Exhibition Centre (Kuching); and the Sabah Trade Centre (Kota Kinabalu).  

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