AirAsia and Scoot have expressed full support towards the announcement by the governments of Malaysia and Singapore for the commencement of the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between the two countries paving the way for the resumption of flight services on one of the busiest shuttle routes in the world. AirAsia will be resuming flights between Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2) and Changi Airport beginning 29 November 2021.
Now everyone can fly (again)
The following schedules will be followed by AirAsia on designated VTL flights:
|AK 711||Kuala Lumpur (KLIA 2) – Singapore (Changi T1)||10:05||11:05|
|AK710||Singapore (Changi T1) – Kuala Lumpur (KLIA 2)||11:45||12:55|
Guests can book flights to Singapore for as little as RM85 one-way for travel between 29 November 2021 and 26 March 2022 through the AirAsia Super App’s ‘Flights’ icon. Guests can also get great deals on flights and hotels by using the ‘SNAP’ icon on the Super App, which can save them up to 30%.
Travellers who choose to book their hotels independently should look for the ‘Hotels’ option in the app and use the discount code AAHOTEL10 to save an extra 10%. Guests can also book rides to and from the airport for as little as RM55 via AirAsia Ride, which can be accessed through the AirAsia Super App by selecting the ‘Ride’ icon.
In addition to their flight service, AirAsia Super App introduced a world first in facial recognition technology, giving passengers and millions of AirAsia Super App users not only a totally digital and contactless journey on AirAsia flights, but also increased convenience, security, and safety for all their travel and lifestyle needs.
FACES, which was first introduced for air travel, will now transform the AirAsia Super App into a one-stop shop that instantly recognises clients via facial recognition and allows them to purchase and pay for a variety of travel and lifestyle services all in one place.
This revolutionary system will soon unlock all the offerings available on the AirAsia Super App, including flights, hotels, ordering food, deliveries, ride hailing, and so much more with just a quick facial scan process.
Scoot on over
Meanwhile, Scoot will be adding designated VTL flights four times weekly between Singapore and KL. Scoot’s designated VTL flights, TR472/TR473, will also kick off on 29 November between Changi Airport and KLIA2. Scoot’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners will fly the VTL routes, providing enhanced widebody comfort in both Economy and ScootPlus classes.
Scoot will also operate seven non-designated VTL flights on Scoot’s Airbus A320 aircraft between Singapore and KL to accommodate transit passengers connecting to and from Scoot’s network via Singapore.
Scoot also plans to begin flights to Langkawi on 3 December 2021, as part of the island’s air travel bubble arrangement, which allows foreign visitors to fly quarantine-free, subject to each country’s restrictions.
There are also plans to expand flights to Ipoh from five times weekly to daily beginning in early December, and add a third frequency to Kuching, subject to regulatory permissions. Scoot also runs daily routes between Singapore and Penang at the moment.
Making the MAS of things
Of course, Malaysia’s national carrier, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is getting in on the action and are currently having ongoing flight promos in collaboration with the MATTA fair until 28 November 2021, while VTL flights kick off from KLIA on 29 November. MAS will be mounting VTL flights once daily on the Airbus 330 from 29 November 2021 to 26 March 2022. Flight times are as per below:
|FLIGHT NO.||ROUTE||FREQUENCY||TIME||AIRCRAFT TYPE|
|MH603||Kuala Lumpur – Singapore||Daily||12:20 – 13:20||A333/A332|
|MH606||Singapore – Kuala Lumpur||Daily||1430 – 1530||A333/A332|
So, if you’ve got plans to head down south, try to cop a deal in these next few days. Fliers can enjoy up to 35% off flights with prices from RM79 for all-in one-way flights to domestic destinations and RM579 for all-in return flights to selected international destinations. Just head here for more details on the MAS and Firefly deals you don’t want to miss out on.
Before booking VTL flights, travellers should verify their eligibility and the current entrance criteria for Singapore and Malaysia. Travellers from Malaysia who are fully vaccinated and intend to visit Singapore must meet Singapore’s standards both before purchasing their tickets and upon arrival.