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  2. Saudi airlines will face same weight limit.
  3. Makes me wonder how government even regulates long-term transportation planning and investment? Seems like the gov. tries to prioritize everything over the past two decades - more rail (ETS, ECRL, HSR)? more airports (KLIA2, KXP)? more highways (WCE, PBH)? Although, admittedly, some of decisions is logical like HSR and KLIA2, although these have issues of their own. If gov. really serious about bringing in more passengers to airports, should have just invest few strategic regional airports (e.g. KUL, PEN, KCH, BKI) as major gateways only. Then, railways and highways should complement these regional airports. If Malaysians have that Greta Thunberg attitude at their own will, say bye-bye to small domestic airports.
  4. That is the reason why Airasia X is still relevant and important to Airasia - they bring in pax from overseas to connect to the domestic destinations.
  5. That's the problem with the buying power here. Starting salary is still rm1.4k out of the city area. You can get higher than average in Thailand and Vietnam now. To drop fares to unsustainable levels just to fill up the planes at 80% above break even and expect aux income to do the rest is not long term ideal.
  6. I think that if airlines operating in this country charge higher fares, the airports will suffer a big drop in volume. Many people will not be able to fly and will opt to travel by bus and KTM again.
  7. 2017 fares Msia is ranked the cheapest by both low cost and Full service carriers. "The agency’s investigation found, on average, Malaysia enjoys the lowest cost for air travel of any country. At just $4.18 per 100 km, it’s the leading country for flight value. Malaysia’s long-haul, full-service flights cost passengers an average $5.90 per 100 km, while long-haul, low-cost fares are some of the cheapest in the world at $1.81 per 100 km." https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.finder.com/ranked-the-cost-of-air-travel-in-80-countries%3famp I think the airlines here need to overhaul the pricing mechanism. 2017 prices alone plus ringgit depreciation up to year 2019 its probably even worse now.
  8. Can AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines stay aloft amid the coronavirus pandemic? Only with major restructuring, experts say According to the government, airlines in Malaysia are expected to take three years to recover from the impact of Covid-19 AirAsia’s combination of lay-offs, diversification and loans is seen as a viable strategy, but analysts say the future is less clear for Malaysia Airlines https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/economics/article/3110741/can-airasia-and-malaysia-airlines-stay-aloft-amid-coronavirus
  9. AirAsia India plans expansion, to induct 3 more A320 neos by June 2021 https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/airasia-india-plans-expansion-to-induct-3-more-a320-neos-by-june-2021-11606648372115.html
  10. Coronavirus: Asia’s grounded pilots spark airline safety fears over lack of flying practice https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3112021/coronavirus-asias-grounded-pilots-spark-airline-safety
  11. Might not be as feasible. Infact Saudi Arabian Airlines is the best choice for Indonesians now its direct and cheaper than Garuda and they are allowed multiple frequency into Jeddah compared to other carriers. Might expect them to expand with mab and thai pulling out.
  12. 744, 77w and a380 could refuel at sin or kul.
  13. Umrah is all year round only Haj is seasonal. Indonesia does occasionally lease a few European based charter like wamos air though its for Haj only. Jakarta 3 runways is still not rated for 340 tonne above weight aircrafts lol. So high density 748s 77w and a380 still cant land there.
  14. Yesterday
  15. As haj umrah is seasonal, wet lease 773, 744, A380 is an option.
  16. Heard the planes will no longer leased by mab and will be put on long term storage until another buyer or leaser comes(highly unlikely as the spec mab configured is too low spec interested party like Emirates and BA have turned away due to this). As for Indonesia even with a large bulk of 330s it wont he able to suffice Saudi's strict slot timing restriction. Unless Garuda sends 400++ seaters and reduce the frequency. A big margin of Indonesians have also used Thai airways but now thai is also not keen on doing feeder umrah and haj. Friends in indonesia have complained the haj umrah fares by lion and garuda to be very pricey when compared to flying with Saudia and other Carriers.
  17. Have they found buyers for the Dugongs or will they just be sold for scrap? The writing is on the wall for Project Amal. Both Garuda and Lion Air are taking deliveries of the A339 and they will fly their pilgrims direct from CGK (the third runway is operational) from now on. I think that MH knows - lately I see that the dugongs were flying some air tests up the Straits of Melaka, So they may be departing soon...
  18. Insider info is that the Dugong is officially leaving the fleet for good. While local Haj Umrah capacity will not be affected as the A330 could supply, substantial indonesian pilgrims transiting would have to source other means as the feeder service is likely gone for good.
  19. Why hubs could be back in fashion in post-crisis network recovery While low-cost carriers are likely to be among the early beneficiaries of demand for price-sensitive leisure travel in the early stages of a post-pandemic recovery, the lower levels of overall traffic could also see renewed focus on hub operations. One of the popular premises regarding which carriers might recover quickest from the pandemic is that low-cost operators will drive initial growth, given pent-up demand for leisure and VFR travel. https://www.flightglobal.com/networks/why-hubs-could-be-back-in-fashion-in-post-crisis-network-recovery/141318.article
  20. Last week
  21. KSlux livery please hahahahahhahaha
  22. Airbus re-sells six unwanted jets built for AirAsia https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-aircraft/airbus-re-sells-six-unwanted-jets-built-for-airasia-idUSKBN287219 Based on multiple sources, here are the updates: MSN 9512 A321-251NX AirAsia Malaysia (9M-VAC) to (unassigned), currently stored at Airbus production plant at Hamburg with engines installed. All white livery. MSN 9524 A321-251NX AirAsia Malaysia (9M-VAD) to (unassigned), currently actively being air tested at Airbus production plant at Hamburg with engines installed. All white livery. MSN 10079 A320-251NX AirAsia Malaysia 9M-RAU to (unassigned), rumoured to be going to SkyExpress, air tested on 26th November 2020 at Chateauroux Airport, France in full AirAsia livery. Delivered on contract as 9M-RAU, possibly to be repainted soon. MSN 10083 A320-251NX AirAsia Malaysia to SkyExpress as SX-IOG, delivered to new owner 27th November 2020 MSN 10156 A320-251NX, AirAsia India VT-ATG to ??, currently stored at Chateauroux Airport, France in full AirAsia India livery since 26th October 2020, possible NTU MSN 10161 A321-251NX AirAsia Malaysia (9M-VAE) to Capital Airlines, currently stored at Airbus production plant at Hamburg without engines. All white livery. Source: aibflights, news report, planespotters, Facebook Group, Instagram.
  23. Japan's ANA to raise $3.2 billion in shares to weather pandemic, pay for planes https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ana-newissues-idUSKBN2870IO
  24. AIRBUS SUPERSALESMAN BLAMES ENGINES FOR A380 FAILURE https://www.airlineratings.com/news/airbus-supersalesman-blames-engines-a380-failure/ LEAHY: PRICING, DESIGN AND QUALITY ISSUES KILLED THE A380 https://www.airlineratings.com/news/leahy-pricing-design-quality-issues-killed-a380/
  25. IATA: Airlines face bankruptcy risk without govt financial support https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/iata-airlines-face-bankruptcy-risk-without-govt-financial-support IATA calls for reopening of borders with testing, without quarantine https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/iata-calls-reopening-borders-testing-without-quarantine
  26. Govt cash injection into Malaysia Airlines warrants strict monitoring of management — Nufam https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/govt-cash-injection-malaysia-airlines-warrants-strict-monitoring-management-—-nufam
  27. Covid-19: KLIA MASkargo staff to be quarantined https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/covid19-klia-maskargo-staff-be-quarantined-tomorrow
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