Return flights to Langkawi with Malaysia Airlines for £49 are being offered by STA Travel in a flash sale on Thursday.

The special fares will be available exclusively at events in London and Manchester with 49 tickets being be sold at each location.

These fares will only be on sale at STA Travel’s stores in London Victoria and Manchester Deansgate from 9am on Thursday.

Only one £49 fare is available to be bought per person.

Anyone who arrives at the queue by 9am after position 49, will go into a raffle for one final £49 ticket.

Those who miss out on the £49 fares, can still book a ticket to Langkawi by paying a special deposit of £49 that day.

There will then be another exclusive offer of 50 return tickets to Langkawi for £149, in both the London Victoria and Manchester Deansgate stores with 25 tickets available at each store.

Outbound departure travel dates cover May 1 to June 30 or November 1-30. No inbound travel permitted between August 11 and September 17 and all travel must be completed by the end of the year.

The youth and student travel firm’s UK country manager, Tim Fryer, said: “We are very excited to be able to offer these incredible Malaysia Airlines fares to our customers. Langkawi boasts some of the world’s best beaches, wonderful wildlife and marine life and delicious local delicacies.

“Whether you just want to chill in Langkawi, team your time with a stay in Kuala Lumpur or use Langkawi as the springboard for a longer trip around south-east Asia, our exclusive £49 fare is the perfect way to start your adventure.

“It’s no wonder that when we’ve offered similar fares in the past we’ve had people queuing outside the stores for two nights – you need to be prepared to give it your all to bag one of these £49 tickets.”

Malaysia Airlines chief commercial officer, Arved Nikolaus Von Zur Muehlen, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to be part of this fantastic promotion with STA Travel, one of our key global partners.

“We very much look forward to welcoming the lucky ticketholders on-board Malaysia Airlines where they will enjoy our traditionally warm hospitality as part of their trip of a lifetime to the magnificent country of Malaysia.”