In case you missed the news, Rayani Air has suspended operations for three months due to grounds of safety concerns and unpaid salaries. This incident has strongly affected Rayani Air passengers who have already purchased the flight ticket from the company.

Nevertheless, the good news is two major airlines company — Malaysian Airlines (MAS) and AirAsia are offering discounted fares to passengers who are affected by the suspension of Rayani Air.

Paul Simmons, the Chief Commercial Officer of MAS, hope that this offer will help ease the burden of impacted passengers’ travel woes. He commented, “We are offering affected passengers special fares to connect them to their intended destinations.”

In order to enjoy this special fare, affected passengers will need to show an email upon proof of travel booking on Rayani Air, said MAS. These fares are available from April 12 until April 30 for immediate travel until July 31 this year.

On the other hand, AirAsia will be offering 50% discount to affected Rayani passengers travelling to and from Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Kota Bharu, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu for those travelling from Apr 10 until Apr 27.

Head of Commercial AirAsia Berhad Spencer Lee commented, “We empathise with all the affected Rayani Air passengers and we hope that this 50 per cent discount will help ease them in making new travel arrangements, especially with the extensive flight frequencies that we have servicing all the affected destinations.”

Passengers may approach any of AirAsia Travel and Service Centre at the listed airports, and AirAsia service agents will assist the affected passengers accordingly with the new flight bookings. The listed airports are KLIA2 (Kuala Lumpur), Langkawi International Airport, Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (Kota Baru), Kuching International Airport and Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

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