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  1. https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/location/malaysia-airlines-aims-begin-narrowbody-competition-q4 ISTANBUL—Malaysia Airlines intends to start a selection campaign later this year to cover the next stage of its narrowbody replacement needs, and the carrier is also looking to boost its widebody fleet. The airline is likely to request proposals from manufacturers in the fourth quarter, Malaysia Airlines CEO Izham Ismail told Aviation Daily at the IATA AGM on June 5. It will seek board approval for this step in August. If the board approves, the carrier could place an order within 12 months of the start of the selection campaign, Izham said. The airline would ideally like deliveries to begin in 2025, although realistically it may have to wait until 2026-27, he said. Malaysia Airlines currently has 48 Boeing 737s in its fleet. It has existing orders for 25 737 MAXs to handle the first part of its fleet replacement. The next order will be aimed at the second half of the narrowbody replacement. Both manufacturers and a range of types will be considered, including regional jets. Meanwhile, the deliveries of the existing MAX orders have been delayed. The first of these is now expected in August, versus the previous target of May, Izham said. Malaysia Airlines expects to receive four MAXs by the end of this year. The airline is planning to extend leases on some of its current 737s to cover for MAX delivery delays. Malaysia Airlines is also looking to expand and refresh its widebody fleet. The carrier is seeking to lease another four Airbus A350-900s, which would be in addition to the six A350s it already operates, Izham said. The carrier would like to introduce them as soon as possible. The airline is due to begin receiving its first A330neos in the third quarter of this year. These will be for replacement of the airline’s current A330 fleet.
  2. Tickets to Sabah/Sarawak are mentioned but not the return ticket
  3. 100% agree If I want to travel during the holiday I book my tickets far in advance to avoid the cost. If Im late booking I either accept it for don't travel.
  4. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2023/05/19/govt-to-subsidise-balance-for-kaamatan-and-gawai-flight-tickets KUALA LUMPUR: A total of RM17.2mil has been allocated to make it more affordable for people to fly back to Sabah or Sarawak from Peninsular Malaysia for two upcoming festive events. The Cabinet has agreed to set aside RM5.8mil and RM11.4mil respectively, to subsidise one-way flights from Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah and Sarawak in the run-up to the Kaamatan and Gawai festivals there. Kaamatan and Gawai, both harvest festivals, will be observed on May 30-31 and June 1-2, respectively. Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the Cabinet decided to lighten the burden on Sabahans and Sarawakians who want to return to their hometowns for the festivals. While airlines are still free to set their prices, travellers need not pay more than RM300 to fly to Sabah and Sarawak at selected periods as the government will top up the fare difference by reimbursing the airlines. “Those flying from the peninsula to Sabah and Sarawak will not have to pay more than RM300 when they make bookings this Saturday and onwards. “The discounted flight tickets to Sabah will be applied three days before Kaamatan, from May 27-29. “For flight tickets to Sarawak, the discounted rates will be applied three days before Gawai, from May 29-31,” he told a press conference at KTM Bhd’s Hari Raya open house here yesterday. Loke said the discounted tickets would be available for all airlines flying to Sabah and Sarawak, including AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Batik Air and MYairline. As of May 17, Loke said there was a remainder of 17,708 flight tickets from Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah and Sarawak. “There were 8,903 tickets to Sabah and 8,805 tickets to Sarawak,” he said. The issue of costly airfares was highlighted in a report by The Star on May 12, where Sarawakians residing in Kuala Lumpur said they could not afford to return home to celebrate Gawai. They said one-way tickets for a family of four from Kuala Lumpur to Sibu cost up to RM1,600. The Malaysian Association of Hotels also said a return air ticket from Peninsular Malaysia to Sarawak could cost as much as four figures if booked at the last minute.
  5. Based on the other post I made it claimed MAHB (sorry I said MH) wants to perform some redevelopment.
  6. Found this from 2020 “In light of the current travel restrictions, and taking into account the redevelopment plans at KLIA which will involve the space where the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge is located, we have made the decision to close the SilverKris Lounge in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Eligible passengers will be invited to use the Plaza Premium Lounge instead.” Singapore Airlines spokesperson https://mainlymiles.com/2020/09/20/sia-removes-silverkris-lounges-in-delhi-kuala-lumpur-and-adelaide/
  7. Perhaps MH want to make a lot go changes. Does see a little odd but then again perhaps its cheaper to use contract lounges in some locations.
  8. Same here and the SQ "Cult" are none too pleased about it. Was at the Satellite terminal a few weeks ago on a Sunday morning and it seemed pretty quiet and the many closed lounges and shops makes it a shadow of its former self.
  9. Sadly MH is moving back to Singapore Changi T2 w.e.f. 23/05/23. If you want to use a nice lounge then you have to and from T1. Will be a pain having to go to/from T1 to use the Qantas First https://mainlymiles.com/2023/05/12/changi-airport-t2-fully-reopening-in-october-malaysia-airlines-returning-from-23-may/?fbclid=IwAR3vJ7_V7qsuGFqBiwv52B4wwguOpmDtseOuS6pRpk1iGbxRoHyLWpq1ZmA
  10. Just realised that in the new cabins the front row of economy seats (row 4) are now classed as extra leg room seats and chargeable owing to the lack of a full height cabin divider. SGD 16.5 for SIN-KUL. Will give it a miss
  11. Sadly some nasty comments but this comment did make he laugh "Someone stick a BMW badge on the front"
  12. The only email I know is the enrich email address or the alleged email ID of the CEO which can found be on various sites. Any other suggested email ID's?
  13. I agree with you. It's so very inconsistent and often very meh. Yesterday I was coming back from Langkawi and crew were very sour faced and unhappy looking. To make matters worse one of stewardess was wearing a strong perfume similar to Oud that was so strong and over powering that it was casuing me to sneeze. I also try to smile and use a please or thank you but to some you are an inconvenience.
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