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BC Tam

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  1. Malaysia Airlines plane with Jalur Gemilang livery to bring in Covid-19 vaccine on Sunday (Feb 21) from: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2021/02/18/malaysia-airlines-plane-with-jalur-gemilang-livery-to-bring-in-covid-19-vaccine-on-sunday-feb-21 😃
  2. Considering how AAx restructuring will likely be shoved up manufacturer A's nether region, it's really not too difficult to imagine them being 'joined at hip' 😆
  3. MH's order has been cancelled, no ?
  4. At that burn rate, the 300m 'loan' from Sabah will keep the fire going for 2.5 weeks only 😉
  5. For BKI hub dream it has been repeated, recooked, rehashed every so often over such a long time, it should really be reclassified as a coma already 😁
  6. Cathay Dragon / Dragonair logo and branding gonna go way of the dodo too 😆
  7. Let us be realistic and practical about it - any of that money spent on those very specific purposes for the time being will be exercises in futility Better to dump the money in now to help keep AK group alive in hope they can pull through this crisis, in time eventually, and only then talk about all those fanciful projects 🙂 Like what reasonable degree of success can one possibly envisage in turning KKIA into an "international hub" and "promote Sabah tourism destinations" when borders are closed off everywhere ?! 😄
  8. Korean Air to take over Asiana Airlines for $1.6b https://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news/161713/korean-air-to-take-over-asiana-airlines-for-1-6b/ Another brand goes the way of the dodo ..... 😪
  9. I'm wondering what is happening to those (previously) ever so precious LHR slots nowadays - would BAA be within their right to reallocate to other carriers if there are takers ? And if eventually MH (or any other Malaysian entity) decide to restore a more normal schedule to the UK, the slots have to be reapplied / renegotiated for ?
  10. Cover Story: Creditors to decide fate of MAS, AirAsia X https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/cover-story-creditors-decide-fate-mas-airasia-x Wonder why they still call it "debt restructuring" - isn't that closer to a debt write off instead ? 😁
  11. Seem Khazanah may not be financially in position to side with the devil though
  12. AAX’s capacity plunges 100pc to 6,032 in Q2 from: http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news/156868/aax-s-capacity-plunges-100pc-to-6-032-in-q2/ Total 2,291 pax in Q2 2020 (undefined how many are fare paying) Averaging slightly above 25 pax per day I'm guessing those numbers are statistically irrelevant given the current environment We are near halfway through Q3 2020 already, wonder how the figures are adding up ?!
  13. Everyone is so focused on the virus destroying demand for travel nowadays, I guess that has, for now at least, overshadowed the potentially even greater threat of an all out China-US trade war, or heaven forbid, China-US armed conflict It could be that of winning a battle now, but then having to face an even bigger one in an ongoing war My apologies for the damp sentiments 😀
  14. Boeing ends 747 aircraft production, closing the era of jumbo jets as coronavirus decimates air travel https://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/3091696/queen-sky-retires-boeing-quietly-pulls-plug-747-closing-era Sniffles 😥
  15. Trading in Cathay Pacific halted on Hong Kong stock exchange as white knight rumours swirl from: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-economy/article/3088130/trading-cathay-pacific-halted-hong-kong-stock
  16. Making some progress towards redemption 😀 https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/05/14/full-capacity-allowed-for-flights-to-sabah-s039wak-as-state-govts-will-impose-quarantine-says-ismail-sabri#cxrecs_s
  17. BC Tam

    BKI 2020

    Just departed BKI 🙂
  18. You fired off the neurons - what is possibility of something similar happening to Air Asia and Air Asia X (Malaysia at least) ? 😀
  19. AirAsia unveils red PPE suits for cabin crew https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2020/04/27/airasia-unveils-red-ppe-suits-for-cabin-crew Wow ! 😀
  20. So, only nine SQ and MI aircraft combined, worldwide 🥴 Wonder how to find space for those other 138 😕
  21. Would I be right in assuming MH's two daily LHR flights are being maintained (so far at least) regardless of yields or loads just so those precious slots can be retained ?
  22. I once ended up in the open air outside arrival hall queued up for immigration clearance - heck more pleasant there than the stifling atmosphere inside hall proper (though I doubt many of my fellow queue members appreciated sniffing Jet-A1 fumes as I did 😀)
  23. Yes, BKI T2 was already overcrowded. Then the red one decided to stay put for ages instead of shifting to T1 when that was ready, all the while pax numbers kept increasing. That obviously did not help matters one bit, safe to say
  24. How likely that PEN redevelopment be placed on back burner now, considering recent political changes ?
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