Kuching has emerged among the top five destinations under the recently promoted AirAsia Unlimited Pass.

The promotion, made possible by local low-cost airline AirAsia since June 11 offers unlimited travel within Malaysia for just RM399.

Aside from Kuching, other top destinations include Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, Sibu, and Penang.

Most flights redeemed were for the month of July and August this year.

“We resumed domestic operations on April 29, after a one-month hibernation period with limited flights for essential travel and we continue to see a positive trend in demand for air travel, especially to connect Peninsula Malaysia with Sabah and Sarawak

“Our very first resumption flight on April 29 was to Miri with a very healthy load, and in fact some of the first few routes we opened up for sale were to Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, Kuching, Sandakan, apart from Miri and a few other intra-East Malaysia routes.” said AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat to Borneo Post.

“Kuching and Kota Kinabalu are among the top five destinations redeemed so we hope that this will be a good kickstart towards both Sarawak and Sabah’s respective local economy.” he added.

According to AirAsia, the Unlimited Pass promo had been extended to 15 June due to overwhelming demand.