Rich Malaysians are going to have a discipline day this Raya season with a singular new service catered particularly to them.
Everybody is aware of how overwhelming the visitors jams can get throughout the Raya season, and so a helicopter service has been made accessible for lease to those that can afford the comfort.
The ‘Balik Raya Elak Jam’ campaign is brought to you by the Hazmi Dismasyq Group. The company, run by 31 year-old Hazmi Hanipa, has been running helicopter and private jet rental services catered to businessmen for about 3 years.
“This is the first year we decided to offer the service in conjunction with Hari Raya,” he explained.
He currently has 11 bookings with the most popular route being from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu. The service commences on the 3rd of June with a one-way journey to Kelantan priced at about RM30,000.
The company has prepared 20 helicopters for the Raya season as compared to their usual 6 helicopters a day, though Hazmi was not expecting the demand to be as high.
Flights are currently priced at RM17,000 an hour and can carry up to 6 people per trip, while trips from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu can take up to 3 hours.
I don’t think I’d be able to afford a trip… Unless if I were to sell a kidney!
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