AirAsia continues to support the FLYsiswa initiative, providing public tertiary education students subsidies for domestic flight tickets and expanding the airline's routes this year. AirAsia group chief commercial officer Paul Carroll said with the addition of flights between Penang and Kuching as well as Penang and Kota Kinabalu this March, students now have access to 47 routes across the airline's extensive domestic network, bridging Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia, as well as within East Malaysia. 'We are pleased to continue supporting the government's FLYsiswa initiative this year and in 2023, more than 90 per cent of the 24,730 students who claimed the voucher with AirAsia, flew home with us. "True to our tagline 'Now Everybody Can Fly', we understand the importance of enabling affordable connectivity, especially for students, and we are honoured to play a part in facilitating their journeys home,' he said in a statement today. He added that the initiative applies to all students pursuing tert iary education at public universities in Malaysia, including polytechnics and community colleges under the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), matriculation colleges and Institutes of Teacher Education Malaysia under the Ministry of Education (MOE). Carroll said students are encouraged to check their eligibility based on the criteria set by the Ministry of Transport (MOT). "All eligible students are entitled to receive a RM300 voucher and students who are unable to meet the criteria can appeal to the MOHE or MOE through their respective institutions. "The RM300 voucher will serve as a credit shell that can be used for multiple purchases until the subsidised value has been fully utilised," he said. Carroll added that the FLYsiswa initiative is now open for applications until Nov 30 this year. "Students can utilise their voucher immediately after successful redemption until Dec 31, 2024, with the travelling period up to Dec 31, 2025. "The application process for AirAsia can be completed in a few simple s teps by clicking the 'Redeem Now' button at and during the redemption process, simply enter the voucher number on the payment page," he said. The FLYsiswa initiative mooted by the MOT was previously implemented on Aug 15, 2023 and ended on Dec 31, 2023. Source: BERNAMA News Agency