9 MAY 2011


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Article from BTNews 9 MAY 2011

Very cheap flights to Australia (and Kuala Lumpur)

As a general rule AERBT does not report on prices, special prices and special, special prices.  There are too many in the market place, and the figure we might settle on prior to our midnight distribution on a Sunday evening could very well change by the time you read the piece on a Monday morning.

Malaysia Airlines (MH), with a name for quality, and offering twice daily Boeing 747 flights from Heathrow to its Kuala Lumpur (KL) hub, flies the route without direct competition since British Airways pulled off.  However to the Far East and Australasia there is rivalry galore from airlines using Singapore, Bangkok and the Gulf region airports as hubs. 

In a bid to simulate the market, and for a very limited period MH, is offering 10,000 return seats out of Heathrow on a first come first booked basis at a price of just £2 once you take off the various taxes and handling charges.  KL is just £305 Economy return in total, Hong Kong £332 and Bali £342.  The bookings close 17 May with an embargo through the Christmas period.  Sydney is currently available for £470 return inclusive.  Business Class is being discounted too. www.malaysiaairlines.com

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