Malaysia Airline Offering ‘Bonus Side Trip’ When Flying With A layover In Kuala Lumpur


Malaysia Airlines, the flag carrier airline of Malaysia has come up with an exciting offer for its international travellers with a layover in Kuala Lumpur;

Malaysia Airlines has introduced the Bonus Side Trip* campaign, which allows passengers to add an extra leg to their journey from Asia and Australasia to discover Malaysia’s cultural gems at a moderate cost.

Malaysia Airlines Bonus Side Trip

Malaysia Airline Bonus Side Trip

The ‘Bonus Side Trip’ offer allows travellers to include a stop in one of seven Malaysian cities, with the airline paying up the return domestic air price from Kuala Lumpur. However, passengers must pay any applicable taxes, fees, and charges.

  • Sales Period: Now until 31 December 2022
  • Travel Period: Now until 31 March 2023

To qualify for the Bonus Side Trip, passengers must book a Malaysia Airlines long-haul flight from India to one of the following destinations:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Indonesia
  • Bangkok
  • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Myanmar
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Japan
  • Korea, or
  • The United Kingdom.

“Enjoy a Bonus Side Trip* on us to any destination in Peninsular Malaysia. Explore the sandy white beaches, lush rainforests and Malaysia’s unique blend of cultures before moving on to your next destination,​” said Malaysia Airline on its official website.

*Bonus Side Trip differs from point of departure. Airport landing taxes in domestic Malaysia are still to be paid.

# One free domestic return ticket (airfare only) is provided with taxes and surcharges to be paid by the passenger. Other terms and conditions apply. See Malaysia Airlines website for further details.

Bonus Side Trip Destinations

As part of the Bonus Side Trip programme, passengers will have the opportunity to visit one of seven domestic getaway destinations in Malaysia:


Penang: Known as Malaysia’s food capital, Penang is famous for its mouth-watering dishes including Char Koay Teow and Laksa. Any trip to Penang should incorporate a visit to one of the bustling hawker street markets where you can experience local Malaysian delicacies at bargain prices.

Langkawi: One of Malaysia’s best-known popular holiday destinations, Langkawi, is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea. Langkawi features a range of breathtaking resorts, making it a popular choice for couples seeking a romantic escape.

Johor Bahru: Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, Johor Bahru offers a mix of culture and city exploration. Take a tour of Istana Besar, visit the Old Chinese Temple, walk along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee or if you need to entertain the kids, opt for Legoland Malaysia and the Angry Birds Theme Park.

Kuala Terengganu: Boasting a beautiful gateway to tropical islands, Kuala Terengganu offers unforgettable scenery. From witnessing the Crystal Mosque, relaxing at Lang Tengah beach and visiting the coral-fringed Perhentian Islands, it’s a must-visit stop for those looking to unwind.


Kota Bharu: As the capital state and royal seat of Kelantan, Kota Bharu is known for its traditional Malay heritage and traditions. While you’re there, go on one of its many historical and craft tours, and make a stop at Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah; one of the most famous indoor markets in Malaysia featuring the best of Kelantanese produce and crafts.

Alor Setar: Home to the longest royal family line, Alor Setar, the capital of Kedah, is an idyllic town against an emerald backdrop of paddy plantations and plenty more to offer.

Kuantan: One of the few seaside towns in Malaysia, Kuantan is a tourist hub with hidden gems from the modern Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque to Sungai Pandan Waterfalls.

How to book a flight with Bonus Side Trip?

To book a flight with Bonus Side Trip in Malaysia, go to and follow the instructions outlined below;


STEP 1: Enter your city of origin, destination city and departure dates. ​

STEP 2: The Bonus Side Trip tab will appear. Click on Bonus Side Trip.

STEP 3: Select your desired flights to any Peninsular Malaysia destination based on search results. The Bonus Side Trip is a valid en route from one international destination to another international destination or on the way back.

STEP 4: Confirm the flight selection before proceeding. Click the “Continue” button to enter passenger details and payment. At this stage, passengers will be able to add on any ancillary offers. Kindly note that local government and airport taxes are payable for the Bonus Side Trip.​​


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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of, he's passionate about writing.

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