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  1. "In August 2017 Sabu told Malaysia’s parliament that just four of 18 aircraft were in flying condition." Err its 2018 not 2017
  2. https://youtu.be/lt7FRiG4voU
  3. Was posted on Lowyat forum
  4. Dear YM Raja Azmi and members of CCMT, INCIDENT REPORT NO.3 Airport: KUL (KLIA) Occurrence Date, Time: 22 August 2019, 0200 hrs Accident/Incident: KLIA TAMS Network Outage* Summary of Incident ITD reported major intermittent connection of TAMS network (total failure of secondary Core Switch 102 that was activated at 1700hrs) at 2015hrs, 21 August 2019 after primary Core Switch 101 experiencing intermittent connections due self re-boot from 1420 hrs since incident reported). Core Switch 101 was reactivated at 0200hrs (which is still undergoing trouble-shooting)when attempts to stablise Core Switch 102 connectivity since 2000 hrs. KLIA War Room has been activated at AMC at 0500 hrs. MA Sepang has since activated operational contigencies since the incindent occured. At 1145 hrs, the Board has appointed Pn Jamilah DatoHashim to chair the Crisis Meeting at KLIA War Room. It has reported at 1400 hrs that klia2 is also experiencing IT disruption for the following systems: FIDS & BIDS, GAS, Info Broker, FDPS, Ground Surveillance Radar, SAP, OIS. Status of Action as at 1830, 22 August 2019: Recovery of Operations 1. (Stategy B from previous update) ITD is activating 1 unit replica switch from CISCO to immediately swap with faulty unit- expected connection recovery at 1900 hrs, this does not require configuration. 2. Status of KLIA: All affected systems will be down during the replacement. 3. Status of klia2: Affected systems currently is FIMA, GAS, FDPS (West Tower) Activation of Contingencies 1. Activated contingencies is ongoing as stated in previous status update. Crisis Communications 1. Next media release will be targeted to be released at 2000 hrs 2. Social media updates are providing continuous updates since the first media release. 3. Corp comm is monitoring negative reporting have been observed from socialmedia and media front. Impact on MAHB Staff 1. Total manpower on ground to manage terminal situation at klia2 is 339 staff (operations on shift, special teams and volunteers) is as follows: CEM- 50 TSD-15 FOC-12 Volunteers-17 PBB-33 AVSEC-212 Total=339 2. Total manpower on ground to manage terminal situation at KLIA is 611 staff (operations on shift, special teams and volunteers) is as follows: CEM- 54 TSD-17 FOC-22 Volunteers-195 PBB-29 AVSEC-294 Total=611 3. MA Sepang Admin are providing food for all staff who are on duty. Impact on Airlines/ Flights 1. All Airlines at KLIA are impacted especially MH 2. MH has declared Code Amber (Crisis) and deployed additional manpower to support operations 3. Airlines have activated manual flight planning and manual fallback check-in procedure. 4. 68 delayed flights have been reported due to the compounding effects of the critical operational systems being down. Impact on Passengers 1. Terminal congestion has build up due to activation of fallback procedures, slower processing of pax. 2. Late arrivals by passengers at gate are reported, but difficulty to track as info must be done on ground. 3. There is very few cases of misflights by pax but reaccomodated to next flight. 4. MA Sepang has deployed refreshments (1000 buns and 2000 mineral water) to subdue queing passengers. Impact to Airport Accesssibility/ Kerbside Traffic management is within normal and no congestion has been observed. Report
  5. How is it possible a IT system could break down for so long? It's as if someone burned all the servers
  6. Look at the mess Ethiad is facing with its acquisitions
  7. I wonder if KLIA 2 will soon have those body scanners
  8. Just have to be a bit more alert. No?
  9. Penang airport terminal upgrade starting next year The carpark is already under construction
  10. More rubbish unnamed sources why so scared? What is this?
  11. I too did not need to have my bags scanned upon arrival at Perth. As we line up to get our bags scanned an Aussie customs officer will ask a bunch of casual questions and decide if I need to have my bags checked. I was waived through. It's all about your body language if you have something to hid they can tell from your face!
  12. what? the safety cards and some magazines were not even touched/removed? It's as if the plane just crash landed
  13. Air Asia is already targeting younger crowd without even having to mention 'millenials'
  14. PUTRAJAYA: The deep losses of Malaysia Airlines (MAS), coupled with bad management previously, make it very difficult to turn it around, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. "We have a problem with MAS. "The last government gave it RM6bil, they sacked 6,000 people, then they don't fly to 60% of the destinations. "There was no gain in what they tried to do," he said in a press conference on Monday (May 6) in conjunction with Pakatan Harapan's first year anniversary of taking over Putrajaya on May 9. Dr Mahathir said the government was still searching for the best solution for MAS. "I do not know what is happening. Everybody tells me it is determined to fail but nobody has come up with a proper solution," he added. Asked if the government would sell MAS, Dr Mahathir replied: "Sometimes we think we might sell the airline (like Italian airlines belongs to the Arabs). So many airlines have been sold to other people. "Airline business now is very competitive, after the emergence of low-cost carriers. The high-cost carriers do not get passengers. "Then you have Arab airlines providing luxurious facilities. People cannot challenge this. "We have yet to make a decision (whether to sell or keep MAS)," said Dr Mahathir. Experts believe MAS may report about RM1bil in losses for the full year in 2018 after incurring about RM2.4bil losses from 2015 to 2017, as losses to pile up despite previous attempts to resuscitate the airline. For its near-term sustainability, experts reckoned a RM1bil to RM3bil cash injection would be needed.
  15. Well that would not be good. Implying that even RMAF F18 fleet in Butterworth could not be scrambled? I believe its more likely that no action was taken although they were able to scramble. I believe the F18s are in a better condition than the Russian jets in the fleet.
  16. GEORGE TOWN, May 2 — Penang will be so negatively impacted by the proposed Kulim International Airport that the island state’s own international airport could “close down”, Chow Kon Yeow said today. The Penang chief minister said in the state legislative assembly sitting today that he feared his state will be edged out as the Kulim International Airport will be newer, larger and more sophisticated. “So when the Kulim International Airport opens, the Penang Airport could possibly close down,” Chow said in reply to a question from PKR’s Batu Uban assemblyman A. Kumaresan. The Padang Kota assemblyman said Penang’s Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone relied on its comprehensive transportation framework that included the convenience of the Penang International Airport (PIA), and that without the airport, it would seriously impact the state’s economy. He said Penang is waiting for the Kedah and federal governments to prove that the Kulim airport would not affect Penang. “Despite Lim telling us not to worry the other day... it would affect Penang. You tell me whether I should be worried or not,” he said referring to his predecessor, Lim Guan Eng, who is now finance minister. During his debate on Tuesday, Lim, who is Air Putih assemblyman, told the Penang government not to object to the Kulim airport as it would be privately financed. Lim assured the state that the federal government will continue with plans to expand the PIA next year. Chow had listed four options that the state can look at to counter the negative impact of the Kulim airport. Closure of the PIA was the last option listed. The first option he mentioned was to fully optimise the PIA, which would include expanding it to cover its surrounding lands, including Island A which will be created under the state’s proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR). “Maybe we can further expand and optimise it to accommodate between 20 million to 30 million passengers per year,” he said. The second option was to build another airport in Penang, either on one of the reclaimed islands under PSR, in Batu Maung or in Seberang Perai. The third option was to create a “Kulim plus Penang“ synergy by turning the Kulim airport into a shared infrastructure between both states on the mainland. The Kulim airport may end up as a white elephant if it does not get sufficient traffic for it to be financially viable in the long term, he said. He suggested that a synergy be worked out between Penang and Kedah for a shared airport option to equally share passenger and cargo traffic. He said this shared airport option may still negatively impact PIA as passenger and cargo traffic may still go to Kulim. In his reply to Kumaresan’s question about the long-term economic impact of the Kulim airport on Penang, Chow said reports by consultants, KPMG Corporate Advisory and KLIA Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd hired by the federal and Kedah governments respectively, showed negative impacts on Penang and PIA. “Penang stands to lose its foreign direct investments as investors could move to Kulim and possibly to other countries,” he said. He said the reports showed that the Kulim airport will be in direct competition with PIA. He said the state government is now taking action to appoint a consultant to conduct a feasibility study on the construction of a “Northern Corridor International Airport”. “We will be appointing the consultant on the last quarter of this year,” he said. https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/05/02/penang-airport-may-close-if-kulim-gets-its-own-says-cm/1749011
  17. GEORGE TOWN: The long-awaited expansion and upgrade of the Penang International Airport (PIA) will be led by the Singaporean consortium which built the republic’s Changi Airport, the state assembly was told today. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (DAP-Padang Kota) said two companies have been selected as consultants of the project: Consortium CPG Consultants Pte Ltd (CPG) and AHS Architects Sdn Bhd. https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2019/04/29/company-involved-in-changi-airport-to-lead-pia-expansion/
  18. Does it have new flatbeds or all economy
  19. The lite fate KL Penang is still over 150 200 How did you get a rm90 fare?
  20. Belum ada keputusan muktamad berhubung cadangan penjenamaan semula Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) kepada nama baru Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Sepang (SIA), kata exco Jawatankuasa Tetap Kerajaan Tempatan, Pengangkutan Awam dan Pembangunan Kampung Baru, Ng Sze Han. Soal penjenamaan semula lapangan terbang itu timbul susulan tersebarnya satu surat di laman Twitter yang menyatakan cadangan tersebut telah dipersetujui dan disahkan pada Mesyuarat Majlis Kerajaan Negeri (Exco) Selangor, Oktober tahun lalu. Isu ini cuma pernah disebutkan dalam MMKN (Mesyuarat Majlis Kerajaan Negeri), setakat ini tiada apa-apa yang telah diputuskan. Perkara ini timbul kerana KLIA terletak di Sepang, Selangor. Lapangan terbang antarabanga yang terkenal sering menggunakan lokaliti sebagai namanya, contohnya adalah Narita/ Haneda di Tokyo, Incheon di Seoul, Suvarnabhuni di Bangkok, Baiyun di Guangzhou, Pudong di Shanghai, Schipol di Amsterdam dan sebagainya, kata Ng kepada Malaysiakini ketika dihubungi hari ini. Beliau turut mengesahkan surat yang dibocorkan di media sosial itu merupakan minit mesyuarat exco kerajaan negeri Selangor tetapi tidak mahu mengulas lebih lanjut. https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/472726
  21. Indonesian "invasion" into Malaysia
  22. MAB if you are going to charge passengers for snacks you better make it a justified improvement. Serve snacks like curry puff/kuih/ more choice of snacks or sandwiches! If it's just peanuts then it's very silly You are better of just having Buy on board instead of this silly vetting procedure
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