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Kids Fly Free with Malaysia Airlines
28 August 2020 | Written by Chris Alexander

Malaysia Airlines is offering complimentary flights for kids, as part of a new promotion for travel in Malaysia between now and the end of January next year. The special holiday offer comes just as families begin to look beyond lockdown to post-pandemic travel plans.  

According to the terms of the promotional offer, every flight booking made using the MHholidays travel portal will be eligible for a complimentary flight and accommodation package for one child aged between three and 11 years old or an infant aged two years and below. To ensure the safety of all passengers, Malaysia Airlines has implemented a range of enhanced health and safety measures, designed to protect their customers against possible transmission of Covid-19. 

This special offer is available for bookings made between now and 2nd September and is valid for travel until 31st January 2021. Although Malaysia remains closed to international travellers at present, the recent lifting of nationwide movement control orders (MCO), has resulted in increased demand for flights, particularly among families. 

“MHholidays is offering great value-for-money deals that cater not only for solo travellers indulging their wanderlust, but for families who want to enjoy a hassle-free holiday, ” explains Lau Yin May, who is chief marketing and customer experience officer at Malaysia Airlines. 

In Sabah, the airline has also signed up to participate in the #BahMarilah campaign, which is promoting popular tourism sites in the region. Following the easing of Malaysia’s MCO, many hotels and attractions have created special promos and offers to lure tourists back. Community-based tourism in areas such as Kundasang, Ranau and Kiulu have already seen a steady increase in the number of travellers in recent weeks. 

“These days, you can see a good number of people checking in to hotels for staycations and many others who are venturing out of their hometowns to explore the various tourist attractions around Sabah,” says Sabah Tourism Board general manager Noredah Othman. 

With MCO lifted, travel networks reopening and domestic tourism beginning to flourish, Malaysia appears to be in good shape in terms of its recovery from Covid-19. With the domestic travel sector getting back to its feet, it is hoped inbound flights will also soon return.