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Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today that Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will be offering discounts for all their domestic flights to students, teachers and lecturers.
Speaking to reporters at the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) briefing today, 8th June, the Senior Minister revealed that the initiative is a result of a Cabinet meeting with the Malaysian Aviation Commission on the high price of flight tickets.
The Cabinet meeting recommended that a special price be given to students, school teachers and lecturers of higher educational institutions as they had to return to their respective places of study or work once allowed to open.
For example, teachers who return to teach in Sabah or Sarawak, or vice versa, have no choice despite the high ticket prices. It’s the same for students. When universities open, of course they have to go back.Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Senior Minister (Defence).
As such MAS has informed Ismail Sabri that they will be offering special discounts on all their domestic flights for affected students, teachers and lecturers.
School teachers and lecturers will be given a 20% discount for domestic flights booked from 9th July – 10th August for flight dates between 10th July – 30th November.
The discounts can be applied when booking online using a promo code that will be announced by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Higher Education in the near future.
Students will also be given a 20% discount on flight tickets via the MH Explorer programme.
All they need to do is sign up for the MH Explorer membership online on MAS’ website (HERE).
This student discount is applicable until 30th November 2020 or depending on the expiry of their MH Explorer membership.
Ismail Sabri stated that the Malaysian Aviation Commission is currently in discussions with other local airlines on reducing the prices of their flight tickets.
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