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  1. jahur

    BKI 2021

    Well its already in September 2021. Thought this thread is long overdue. Some spotting i did this couple of weeks.
  2. Last heard even their office management got trimmed they will have to rehire some of them back along with third party vendors etc etc. 100staff per narrowbody aircraft is still a very tight margin unless you're benchmarking against ultra low cost carriers where it can be 40-50 staff per plane lol. Doubt malindo domestic is sustainable though unless it focus flying its foreign routes to Malaysia instead.
  3. Erm i think i mightve written my comments in the wrong way or you've missread what i wrote. I am talking about promoting Malaysia through tv ads in Europe. Before 2005s we marketed a lot in these ads. Now 2019 pre pandemic not much about malaysia is promoted while our neighbors even during covid period are still actively promoting in a lot of formats.
  4. Tv Ads on sports channel promoting tourism in thailand and indonesia. Bet how much is msia promoting almost NIL and lack of vital marketing except for keen foreign YouTubers and vloggers. Bear in mind unlike Sabah, states like Sarawak and even Melaka has at least adequate manufacturing economy exports and tech. Meanwhile Sabah has been relying solely on tourism and agriculture with no input to grow beyond that from 2 different gov. Sabah has already lost its aussies and japanese tourist numbers over the years due to lack of exposure.
  5. Mahb approved a small project in bki to add more remote bays near the maskargo hangar(it has been long overdue) like what bali and phuket did to ease arrival congestion in peak hours. So the remote bay will accommodate planes that have no immediate flights scheduled so the main terminal has empty gates for arrival. The taxiway adjustment near the terminal building is just surface strengthening. The idea to expand the terminal with a new building may work but the last time runway 02 was extended it met with a lot of local resistance regarding land reclamation. Even TAED project had issues after revamping much of the initial planning and til this day no progress update has been given by the gov. Another issue i see was sabah tourism and malaysia tourism marketing is poor or really not subpar. For Sabah it has been heavily promoting towards China and South korea but marketing towards Japan and Australia has been severely trimmed off. Marketing in EU almost non existent. A friend living in seattle USA caught a few tv ads on his local sports channel promoting visiting Indonesia and thailand but no tv ads promoting Malaysia. Meanwhile Malaysia is promoted quite a lot in China. Now with covid and China unlikely to open up its border compared with other countries along with South China Sea tension with its neighbors, Sabah will suffer for a few years.
  6. P2cargo flights in tawau expected to persist until year end though as usual subject to change anytime. Probably will be based on how long domestic feeder flights will remain disconnected from tawau seeing how we're on the third wave covid now.
  7. Looks like the next flight is due tomorrow and this coming Saturday. However nothing is loaded for next week.
  8. Apparently the a333p2cargo will be 2x weekly doing TWU-HKG(Wednesday & Saturday) until Airasia and Malaysia Airlines restores optimum inter SDK/TWU/LHD feeder flights to BKI. As of now the fruit and seafood export supply chain is affected due to passenger airline frequency cuts from Movement order and foreign demand somehow is also peaking up. Usually Seafood and fruits exports are on multiple inter Sabah flights onboard atr72, 737s and a320s passenger belly(Each flight carrying 1tonne or so) flying into BKI then from there transferred to a Maskargo A332Fs or AK A320s flights to Hong Kong. At Hong Kong some of the items will be split up and flown on another dedicated air freight towards China and Japan. Before covid in rare cases the Japanese sometimes charter Private Jets to Bki Twu or SDK to pick up the goods. 😂
  9. Knowing mab ill probably head to nowhere with no concrete plan and heading with just 3.5bil to operation to sustain operation to 2025.
  10. While Thai airways has retired all old 772s, 744s, and 15 a333s downsizing to just 34 widebody aircrafts. They have already secured financing for 3 new b777-300ER, 2 B787-9, 2 a350-900 at least keeping overall product new.
  11. Problem now with majority of the crew in that fleet gone and no simulator as its sold. To reactivate and rehire and retrain everyone overseas whislt leasing back the plane it would take more than a year to get things sorted out.
  12. They can and are allowed to send multiple frequency and their 77w are not high density either with not much cargo. Garuda which retrofitted their 777-300ER thrice is still too heavy.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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