Friday, November 16, 2012

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AirAsia’s Kuala Lumpur – Solo makes a comeback!
Business plans in Indonesia realigned and the world’s best LCC set to go in full force!


SEPANG, 16 NOVEMBER 2012 – AirAsia is set to blaze the trail in Indonesia by making the Kuala Lumpur – Solo route available once again, after announcing a brief pause in operations early this year as part of the airline’s realignment of business plans in Indonesia.

Flights for this route will re-commence on 21 December 2012 with 3 weekly flights onTuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

To celebrate, AirAsia is offering promotional all-in-fares from as low as RM99 one-way from Kuala Lumpur – Solo, from now until 25 November 2012 with the travel period from 21 December 2012 until 30 September 2013.  The promotional fares are exclusively available online atwww.airasia.com.

Indonesia is a very important market and presents many opportunities for the airline to expand and prosper. The momentary breather on Kuala Lumpur - Solo early this year was a part of the realigning process of its business plans in Indonesia, in order to effectively capitalize on the prospects presented by the market.

With Indonesia enjoying sustained economic growth, demand for flight services have increased and AirAsia is set to tap into this enhanced demand. With superior business plans in place, the airline is confident to be a leader in the market.
AirAsia have flown more than 9 million guests from Malaysia to Indonesia so far, and is dedicated to further development of Malaysian-Indonesian routes which will bring positive economic impacts through more business and tourism activities.   

Solo, the heart of Javanese Culture, is located in Central Java. The vibrant city is 1 hour drive from Yogyakarta and 2 hours drive from Semarang (the capital of central java). The city boasts two beautiful Javanese palaces called Kraton Mangkunegaran & Kraton Kesunanan, while the surrounding countryside is home to some of Indonesia's most glorious ancient temples. Solo is also popular for its batik industry, while Triwindu antique Market is famous among Tourists for its antique hunt.

Besides re-commencement of Kuala Lumpur – Solo, AirAsia is increasing flight frequencies fromPenang to Medan to 24x weekly starting from 1 December 2012.

Promotional all-in-fares from as low as RM79 one-way are available on www.airasia.com fromnow until 25 November 2012, for the travel period from 1 December 2012 until 30 September 2013.

Guests are encouraged to pre-book their check-in baggage allocation online along with their flight bookings as they are able to save up to 66% as compared to checking-in their bags over the airport counter.

Apart from that, guests are also able to pre-book their in-flight meals with a wide variety of hot meals available on board with an option to book up to two meals for each guest. Check-in baggage allocation, in-flight meals, Pick-A-Seat, travel insurance and more are all available online and guests are able to add or make changes to their booking very simply through ‘Manage My Booking’. 

For more updates on AirAsia’s latest innovations, as well as promotions, activities and contests, connect with the airline via Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia) or Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia).

***ENDS***
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Solo (SOC) flight frequencies:
Origin
Destination
Flight
Depart
Arrive
Frequency
KUL
SOC
AK 1335
6.55am
8.25am
Tue, Thu, Sat
SOC
KUL
AK 1337
8.50am
12.15pm
Tue, Thu, Sat
Departure and arrival time are shown at local time

Penang (PEN) – Medan (MES) flight frequencies:
Origin
Destination
Flight
Depart
Arrive
Frequency
PEN
MES
QZ 8079
7.25am
7.15am
Tue, Thu, Sat
PEN
MES
QZ 8077
11.20am
11.10am
Daily
PEN
MES
QZ 8073
4.35pm
4.25pm
Daily
PEN
MES
AK 1580
6.30pm
6.20pm
Daily
MES
PEN
QZ 8078
5.15am
7.00am
Tue, Thu, Sat
MES
PEN
QZ 8076
9.10am
10.55am
Daily
MES
PEN
QZ 8072
2.25pm
4.10pm
Daily
MES
PEN
AK 1581
6.45pm
8.30pm
Daily
Departure and arrival time are shown at local time

For media enquiries, please contact:
Nazatul Ekma Mokhtar
Communications, AirAsia


PGTI announces PGTI Players Championship presented by Aamby Valley City

妮bsp;  Prize money of Rs. 40 lakh

妮bsp;  Top names in the field include Shamim Khan, Rashid Khan, Mukesh Kumar

妮bsp;  Seventh and final leg of ᖯlvo World Golf Challenge⠳eries to be
held on November 17th

妮bsp;  National Final of ᖯlvo World Golf Challenge⠴o be held on November 18th


Aamby Valley City, Maharashtra, November 12, 2012: The Professional
Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has announced the PGTI Players Championship
presented by Aamby Valley City which is scheduled to be held at the
Aamby Valley Golf Course in Aamby Valley City 榮bsp;Independent India⳼br> first planned Hill City in Maharashtra from 13 - 16 November, 2012.
This tournament carries a total prize purse of Rs. 40 lakh. The PGTI
Players Championship will be followed by the seventh and final leg of
the ᖯlvo World Golf Challenge⠯n November 17, 2012, where local
amateurs will compete for berths at the national final. The national
final will also be held at the Aamby Valley Golf Course on November
18, 2012.


The top names participating in the event include Shamim Khan, Rashid
Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Harendra Gupta, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Vinod Kumar,
Feroz Ali Mollah, Manav Jaini, Vijay Kumar and Gaurav Ghei, to name a
few. The top foreign golfers in the field are Mithun Perera (Sri
Lanka), Anura Rohana (Sri Lanka), Kunal Bhasin (Australia) and Md
Zamal Hossain Mollah (Bangladesh). The local challenge will be led by
Pune golfers Gurki Shergill, Rajiv Datar, Jaideep Patwardhan, Aditya
Bhandarkar, Pravin Pathare, Saurabh Bhaduri and Sameer M Shaikh.

The seventh and final leg of the ᖯlvo World Golf Challenge⬠Volvo⳼br> prestigious international golf tournament played in over 35 countries,
will follow immediately after the PGTI Players Championship. Amateur
golfers from across the region will participate in the ᖯlvo World
Golf Challenge⠡t the Aamby Valley Golf Course on November 17, 2012.
Volvo, the Official Automobile Partner of the PGTI, has already hosted
six legs of the ᖯlvo World Golf Challenge⠡cross India in
association with the PGTI in 2012. The two best-placed finishers at
each event are to qualify for the national final. The national final
will also be held at the Aamby Valley Golf Course on November 18,
2012. The two winners from the national final will win an invitation
to compete in the World Final of the ᖯlvo World Golf Challenge⠮ext
January.

Speaking from Delhi, Mr. Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said, 㗥
are delighted to return to the Aamby Valley Golf Course, one of the
premier championship venues in the country, after a gap of two years.
The tournament provides an ideal setting for the top contenders in the
Rolex Rankings race to further strengthen their claims for the title
with some good performances. The week will also witness the exciting
finale of the ᖯlvo World Golf Challenge⠳eries. The VWGC provides
Indian amateurs a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent their
country at the Volvo World Golf Challenge International Finals in
January 2013.伢r> 
Col. Sinha, GM, Aamby Valley Golf Course, said, ㏵r mission has
always been to connect passionate golfers with the best experience. We
have always strived hard to create and maintain the best of facilities
for golfers. This course is a thinking course and will bring out the
best skills of a golfer regardless of whether a professional or
amateur. We have hosted many international championships at Aamby
Valley and the best of golfers have enjoyed playing and have profusely
complimented the playing conditions and the setup.伢r> 
One of the top championship venues in India, the Aamby Valley Golf
Course also has the distinction of being the countryⳠfirst floodlit
course. It has undulating and tight fairways that run along the
natural lay of the land while the greens are highly contoured. The
breeze adds to the challenge and a number of holes are doglegs with
water in play on the back nine.


AAMBY VALLEY GOLF COURSE
Aamby Valley city golf course is a marvel of British Golf architecture
and has been chosen as one of 㔨e Rolex WorldⳠtop 1000 Golf
Courses䮠ItⳠspecially designed for those who value challenges,
pristine outdoors, constantly changing conditions, and a variety that
really defines the essence of this wonderful game called golf.

This highly accredited Golf Course has been designed by David Hemstock
associates (UK) and upgraded and remodelled for championship by PGA DC
of Great Britain and Ireland. Aamby Valley City is the only planned
luxury city to have a PGA accredited golfing academy.

AAMBY VALLEY CITY
Aamby Valley City is being developed as an integrated Hill City spread
over an area of 10,600 acres (4,294 hectares), located at a distance
of 120 km from Mumbai, 90 km from Pune and lies 25 km off the town of
Lonavala on the Mumbai Pune Expressway.  This impressive city⳼br> infrastructure includes an Airport, Ultra-modern Hospital with
Tele-medicine & Air Ambulance facility, International Residential
School, an 18 hole championship golf course. Aamby Valley City offers
residential, educational, recreational and infrastructural amenities
at par with international standards. The villas are architectural
wonders designed by international architects and designers. The
choices range from English, Spanish and Contemporary villas to
beautiful Timber Chalets. Natural waterfalls amidst the lush green
mountains make the city a picturesque sight. Experience the magic of
the Banaras Ghats recreated exclusively at Aamby Valley City. The
luxurious quality and style of Aamby Valley life have redefined City
living.

About PGTI:
Formed in 2006, Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is the
recognized official body of professional golf in India. PGTI⳼br> objective is to promote professional golf in the country as well as
give players an opportunity to be involved in decision making for all
aspects of the game. Headed by Mr. Gautam Thapar (President), PGTI⳼br> governing body comprises of leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI
currently has over 300 members

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