Asia’s largest low-cost carrier is moving its double-daily flights from Tullamarine to the cheaper Avalon Airport near Geelong from 5 December, and has very cheap fares to celebrate.
Depart: Melbourne Avalon
Arrive: Kuala Lumpur
Dates: mid-January to mid-August 2019 (excluding Easter, most of June and the start of July)
Lounge access: there are four Priority Pass lounges in klia2, the terminal that AirAsia operates from at Kuala Lumpur; no lounges at Melbourne Avalon
Cost: $99+ one-way in Economy Class
Where to credit points: AirAsia BIG
Things to note:
- AirAsia is a low-cost airline, meaning that you will need to pay extra for checked baggage and inflight meals, e.g. a 20kg checked bag will add AU$43
- AirAsia charges an AU$10 processing fee per flight for both debit and credit card purchases
- Booking through Expedia instead of the AirAsia website means the prices above include the credit card surcharge
Booking links: With fares on sale until 15 July, you can book directly with AirAsia or, whilst not much, you can earn 0.7% cashback as well as Expedia Rewards points if booking through Cashrewards’ Expedia link
Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. Fares may disappear quickly, so we suggest booking as soon as you are confident in your travel dates.
Images courtesy AirAsia.