Tourism Australia (TA) along with Destination New South Wales (DNSW) have collaborated with Malaysia Airlines on a promotion campaign featuring attractive airfares to Australia. As part of the campaign, Malaysia Airlines is offering fares to Australia starting from INR 44,999 from Bangalore and Chennai; INR 46,999 from Mumbai and Hyderabad and INR 51,999 from Delhi. The promotional fares are on sale effective immediately till 31 October 2013 for a travel period valid upto 30 April 2014.
Leisure travel to Australia has been on an upswing in recent months with a consistent increase in the number of Indian travelers. There were 10,900 visitors from India during July 2013, bringing the total for the seven months to July to 95,900, an increase of 6.3 per cent relative to the same period previous year. The leisure arrivals during this period increased by 15 per cent.
Nishant Kashikar, Country Manager, Tourism Australia, said, “The offer by Malaysia Airlines provides immense value for travelers and will definitely provide a boost to leisure travel from India during the upcoming holiday and wedding(honeymoon) season. Malaysia Airlines offer excellent connections to Australia and are a key partner for us. We look forward to continuing this association pursuing the common objective of strengthening visitor traffic on the India – Australia route through joint promotion activities.”
Malaysia Airlines offers seamless connection to key Australian gateway cities including Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney from six Indian cities. In addition to the competitive fares on offer, a favourable feature for travelers on Malaysia Airlines is the baggage allowance of 40 kgs in Business Class and 30 kgs in Economy Class.In-flight, Malaysia Airlines offers the most advanced and state-of-the-art facilities to its customers that include on-board entertainment at each seat with access to both international as well as North and South Indian audio/video programs apart from Interactive services like SMS, LIVE news updates.
Commenting on the co-op campaign, Mr. Azahar Hamid, Regional Sales Vice President – South Asia & Middle East, Malaysia Airlines said, “It is our pleasure to be a part of this campaign. India has always been a major source market for us and Malaysia Airlines keeps introducing new promotional fares and value added service particularly for Indian market, be it new Indian menu or on board entertainment or increased baggage allowance . We provide seamless connections from six Indian cities to Australia via Kuala Lumpur.”