Wow! I think I’ve gone to heaven! Air Asia, a Malaysian based airlines, is starting service from Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Thursday, December 9th, 2010 and flying to Kuala Lumpur direct for the incredibly low price of ¥14,000! That’s about $169 USD!
That’s an incredible deal!
At ¥14,000 yen, the flights on these beautiful Air Asia planes will about 1/3 that of the next nearest competitor that charges over ¥40,000 per person! Heck, that extra ¥26,000 yen in your pocket will pay for two nights at some of the best hotels in Malaysia!
The Nikkei reports:
AirAsia X to launch KL – Tokyo Haneda flights
KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei)–Budget Malaysian carrier AirAsia Bhd said Tuesday that it plans to launch its first flights serving Japan by the end of the year, selling one-way tickets between Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo for as low as 14,000 yen.
Operated by AirAsia X, AirAsia’s long-distance airline, the flights between Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Tokyo’s Haneda airport will begin at a pace of three per week. But the company aims to ramp up to seven flights as soon as possible, AirAsia Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes told The Nikkei.
The flights are expected to use Airbus SAS’ A330 aircraft. The Japanese government has already allotted landing and takeoff slots to AirAsia X at Haneda.
At present, the cheapest round-trip airfares for Japan-Malaysia flights sell for more than 40,000 yen. Saying that the one-way fare for its flights will likely cost less than a cab ride from Tokyo to Narita International Airport, Fernandes expressed his confidence in the service’s success.Read more:
Alright!!!! I know where I am taking my family on vacation next year! We are going to Malaysia and we are flying Air Asia!
Also! There is a rumor going around that Air Asia will be running some cool promotions on Tokyo area FM radio stations where you can win tickets (hotel too?) to go on vacation to Malaysia on Air Asia! Stay tuned to this blog for more information as – as always – I will be the first to announce that information so you have a better chance to win!
Thank God for Air Asia!
DON’T FORGET THAT AIR ASIA’S FIRST FLIGHT FROM HANEDA STARTS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2010! RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE RIGHT NOW!
Air Asia online booking is here: http://www.airasia.com/my/en/home.html
Direct hotel online booking: http://www.malaysia-hotels.net/
Direct hotel online booking: http://www.hoteltravel.com/malaysia/hotels.htm
If you plan on going to the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo this year, I suggest you get over there in the next two weeks. It will close from Dec. 1.
Tuna’s the size of a sofa
The Japan Times Reports:
Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market will shut out sightseers from its popular tuna auction area from Dec. 1 to Jan. 22 to ensure sales can be conducted smoothly, market officials said. The auction area at the Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market will be off-limits to sightseers around the New Year’s holidays for the third straight year. The measure was introduced in 2008 because activities such as flash photography by tourists disturbed tuna middlemen and because the area will be particularly crowded around New Year’s due to an upsurge in tuna transactions.