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  1. They would have done a better job with BMW DesignWorks
  2. Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/02/04/airasia-announces-move-to-avalon-airport-from-melbourne-tullamarine-airport/ PETALING JAYA: AirAsia has announced its move to Avalon Airport from Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, making AirAsia the first international carrier to operate out of Avalon Airport. In a statement on Sunday, AirAsia said that flights will continue to operate from Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport until flights from Avalon Airport are operational later this year. "We are proud to be the first airline to operate international flights at Avalon Airport, connecting Melbourne and the Victorian region with Kuala Lumpur, Asia's number one LCC hub," said AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail. "Melbourne and Victoria are important markets to us and this new service with 560,000 seats annually will provide a significant boost to business and tourism, including to such attractions as the Great Ocean Road," he said. Avalon Airport is located near the city of Geelong, and is 50 minutes away from Melbourne CBD. It is also the closest airport to the internationally renowned Great Ocean Road. "This is an exciting milestone for AirAsia X. Since our inaugural flight in 2007, AirAsia X has flown over 30 million guests, including 6.1 million Australians – tourists wanting to experience amazing Australia, students from across the globe and Australians who wish to see the world," said AirAsia Group chief executive Tan Sri Tony Fernandes. "We are proud to renew our commitment to making air travel affordable for Australians with this move to Avalon, which will help us maintain our cost edge and allow us to continue offering low fares to Asean, Asia and beyond," said Fernandes. Avalon Airport CEO Justin Giddings said that Avalon Airport is easily accessible from Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat and surrounding areas. "Low-cost flights combined with an easy airport experience makes for the perfect partnership. We're extremely pleased to welcome AirAsia to Avalon Airport," said Giddings. AirAsia X Malaysia will operate twice daily flights. A total of 500,000 international passengers are projected to move through Avalon Airport in the first year of operations. The announcement was made at an industry event at Avalon Airport on Sunday with special guests including Fernandes, Benyamin, Giddings, Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, Linfox founder Lindsay Fox AC, Linfox Airports executive chairman David Fox, Australian Industry and Employment Minister Ben Carroll, and local television personality Catriona Rowntree as master of ceremonies. Any thoughts on this? There is only one airline (JetStar) operating domestic routes at Avalon.
  3. Wow! Mind sharing how did you possibly obtain an invitation to attend this event?
  4. Lion Air starting this week is introducing Medan Kuala Namu – Kuala Lumpur service, with first flight scheduled on 24MAY17. Boeing 737-800 aircraft will operate this route on daily basis. JT166 KNO1530 – 1740KUL 738 D JT167 KUL1430 – 1440KNO 738 D Lion Air will be serving this route along with its sister carriers Batik Air and Malindo Air. Source: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272952/lion-air-adds-medan-klia-route-from-late-may-2017/ Is the demand for this route really that high?
  5. Indonesia AirAsia Extra later this month plans to launch service to India, which sees the airline operating Denpasar – Kuala Lumpur – Mumbai route, on board Airbus A330-300 aircraft. First flight for this daily service will commence on 19MAY17. Reservation for this route is now available. XT852 DPS1510 – 1810KUL1910 – 2135BOM 330 D XT853 BOM2250 – 0630+1KUL0745+1 – 1045+1DPS 330 D Source: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272746/indonesia-airasia-extra-adds-klia-mumbai-service-from-may-2017/ Now this is interesting...
  6. Uzbekistan Airways in recent schedule update has extended Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner service to South East Asia. Existing 1 weekly each Tashkent – Kuala Lumpur – Singapore – Tashkent and opposite direction, will continue to be served by the 787 until 04AUG17, instead of 31MAY17. Tashkent – Kuala Lumpur – Singapore – Tashkent HY551 TAS0800 – 1835KUL 788 3 HY552 KUL1940 – 2045SIN2215 – 0320+1TAS 788 3 Tashkent – Singapore – Kuala Lumpur – Tashkent HY551 TAS2120 – 0810+1SIN0910+1 – 1025+1KUL 788 4 HY552 KUL1145 – 1640TAS 788 5 Source: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272745/uzbekistan-extends-787-service-to-se-asia-to-aug-2017/ Does Uzbek Airlines have 5th freedom rights to KUL-SIN route?
  7. China Southern starting July 2017 plans to launch additional route to Malaysia, as the airline last week opened reservation for Guangzhou – Langkawi route. From 11JUL17, Airbus A320 aircraft will operate this route 3 times a week. CZ6047 CAN2010 – 0000+1LGK 320 246 CZ6048 LGK0100 – 0500CAN 320 357 Source: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272733/china-southern-schedules-langkawi-july-2017-launch/ Finally a new international carrier flying into LGK! But will this route be viable and sustainable?
  8. Thanks for the tip. I will be checking my bags straight to OSL, and I will be arriving at IST at 5.00am local time. So hopefully I am able to skip the rush hour madness. Just by reading these skytrax reviews, they are really worrying me http://www.airlinequality.com/airport-reviews/istanbul-ataturk-airport/
  9. Hello, I will be flying from KUL-IST-OSL with TK this weekend. Has anybody had experience transiting at Istanbul Ataturk? I heard that it's quite a horrendous experience.
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