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BKI/WBKK 2019

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on last Sunday, 03nov, we got a false alarmed by the IL76, which give us a hope of she will depart in the noon

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after hours of waiting, she reply us, "Happy Sunday"¬†ūüėā

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only close up shots taken

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few traffics taken while waiting for her, 

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shot more in day time before she change back on night flight 

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:drinks:

the grass is too wild anyway :(

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3 hours ago, Pall said:

The Czech govt aircraft, is it a technical stop or an official visit to BKI by their leader?

Official visit of one of their Minister to Sabah 

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luckily she leave after i back in town. 

Czech Republic ACJ319 2801 ready for departure to Vietnam

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early rotation, which is normally the height of ATR at the spot where normal A320/B738 rotation point. 

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and she welly blend into the weather. :p

:dirnks:

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a short spotting session today, for the AirAsia 9M-AJA carrying the latest livery, Longjack Orang Kampung Livery

Arriving as AK5106 from KUL *toplit*
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after the arrival, she deployed to TWU as rescue flight. 9M-AGW grounded in TWU and cannot perform the second flight from BKi to TWU.

back from TWU as AK6267 *overcast - raining in background*

-port side
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-starboard side

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and finally depart back to KUL as AK5107, after 3hrs delayed

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:drinks:

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today, 2019.12.02 another remarkable day in BKI Aviation field.

Silk Air 9V-SLP A320-233 operate the last MI392 flight to BKI. 

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Vacating runway via Foxtrot
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taxi to terminal via taxiway Charlie, Juliet to Bay 2 Alpha
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there's lack of ceremony at the Apron for the flight, but soon after all pax disembark, their staff start to be wild
from their own management teams
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to their ground handlers, Pos Aviation
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to AVSec's
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and she ready for return flight after around one hour on ground turnaround as MI394 back to SIN

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Bye Silk Air... it might be full of joys and tears for their staff today. 

and yes, tomorrow we will welcoming the new comer, The Scoot, whom replacing these MI flight after today. 

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meanwhile, today also the first day JinAir deploy their Triple Seven on daily basis (until further notice), for their daylight flights, LJ63.

today we have HL7734, 777-2ER
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anyway, the biggest 734 spotted ever. :p 

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it's glad to see Triple back in BKI in daytime. hopefully it will be sustain. :drinks:

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Good catches in fine light, Sam!

Sad to see the Silk Air brand disappear. I wonder if SQ will return one day, with the Max? I guess that will depend on whether there are a lot of connecting pax to their long haul flights....

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1 hour ago, Kenny Sing said:

probably SQ group will be maximizing scoot for regional connectivity by deploying Scoot to BKI, unless BKI has a significant number of business traveller.

If loads on my most recent MI flights BKI/SIN/BKI give any clue, SQ group would be more likely considering whether to carry on at all in any form :)

 

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14 minutes ago, BC Tam said:

If loads on my most recent MI flights BKI/SIN/BKI give any clue, SQ group would be more likely considering whether to carry on at all in any form :)

Didn't the old Tiger Airways pull out of BKI because of poor loads? If so, Scoot won't be doing that much better...

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today, 2019.12.03 consider is another new chapter for BKI as finally Scoot is flying her from SIN. to replace Silk Air operation on this route. 

and gratefully, we got invited by MAHB Social Media team to do some coverage on behalf of. after a small amazing race session around the terminal, walk & run from one end to another end, eventually we settle down with our access pass and reach at the venue, Gate A2.

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they had done setup everything and test run once, before the aircraft arrive. 
*thankfully for the slight delay departure in SIN (sorry for the passengers), or else we will just simply missed it. :)

obviously, today the ground staffs is more than usual one. and Scoot ground operation is appointed to POS Aviation, same as earlier Silk Air. 
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finally, she's approaching us,
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here it is, 9V-TRD, a 8years old A320-232. first this aircraft operate by Tigerair and later transfer to Scoot after both company merged together in mid 2017. 
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with a slight delays, the nose able to remain dry. :p
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but still manage to make a welcoming arch for her
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a rather busy ramp, no chance for a clear shot
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later she depart back to SIN as TR491 with POB112?
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:drinks:

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14 hours ago, BC Tam said:

If loads on my most recent MI flights BKI/SIN/BKI give any clue, SQ group would be more likely considering whether to carry on at all in any form :)

 

well, to think about it from SQ group perspective. is either you retain connection with a LCC unit in your group, or to have a code share with MH and split the profit. I would opt for the 1st option anyway.

14 hours ago, flee said:

Didn't the old Tiger Airways pull out of BKI because of poor loads? If so, Scoot won't be doing that much better...

maybe yes in terms of load. but old tiger doesn't have a big backer like scoot now that time. With scoot, they are leveraging the SQ network, using LCC unit to broaden their network coverage.

 

Imagine if firefly jet ops operating with LCC model were retain in the past, i wonder will MAS will be in a slightly better shape now.  i kinda believe that it should be making money oppose to what their "official" statement that the ops is losing money, i remember the firefly jet ops is hurting AirAsia a lot that point of time, probably somebody is whining about the existence of firefly jet ops at that point of time causing firefly to yield and back to solely turboprop ops.

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3 minutes ago, Kenny Sing said:

well, to think about it from SQ group perspective. is either you retain connection with a LCC unit in your group, or to have a code share with MH and split the profit. I would opt for the 1st option anyway.

 

SQ can't opt for the second option as MH no longer doing BKI-SIN direct. only via KUL. 

but on the bright side, with Scoot join this market, maybe we can have chance to see low fare ticket for this sector. 

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3 minutes ago, Kenny Sing said:

Imagine if firefly jet ops operating with LCC model were retain in the past, i wonder will MAS will be in a slightly better shape now.  i kinda believe that it should be making money oppose to what their "official" statement that the ops is losing money, i remember the firefly jet ops is hurting AirAsia a lot that point of time, probably somebody is whining about the existence of firefly jet ops at that point of time causing firefly to yield and back to solely turboprop ops.

Firefly jet ops will not be sustainable in the long run because it was "irrational" competition - they won't be able to charge those fares that were offered for long as they are loss making fares. Airasia complained because MAS was using taxpayer bailouts to fund Firefly jet ops. So even if Firefly jet ops continued, those low fares will increase because MH's CASK is much higher to be able to sustain those ops for the long term.

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7 minutes ago, flee said:

Firefly jet ops will not be sustainable in the long run because it was "irrational" competition - they won't be able to charge those fares that were offered for long as they are loss making fares. Airasia complained because MAS was using taxpayer bailouts to fund Firefly jet ops. So even if Firefly jet ops continued, those low fares will increase because MH's CASK is much higher to be able to sustain those ops for the long term.

magic word is "operating the jet ops under LCC model". Firefly ain't operating in LCC model that point of time, by theory it should work. that's theory of 1+1=2. Not MH theory. LOL.

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Yes it's Tiger Reloaded featuring SQ as the new "parent". They started SIN - BKI around 9 - 10 years ago. 9V-TRB had the honour for the first flight which was also the airplane's first revenue flight. They were competing with Jetstar then but somehow seems like Jetstar timing and load was better eventhough TR was offering something like RM99 per way. Departure around midnight then. 

I like to think that SQ still have faith in this route as compared to CX/KA that had stopped entirely.

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It is quite telling too, that Airasia has double daily flights from BKI-SIN but has triple daily from BKI-JHB. It shows that there is not much interest travelling to and from Singapore to Sabah. Singaporeans still prefer to go Penang/Ipoh/Melaka while Sabahans don't really visit Singapore. Connecting pax probably prefer to go in to KUL to connect to BKI as there are numerous options. Lets see how Scoot does - we will know pretty soon, I guess!

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1 hour ago, flee said:

It is quite telling too, that Airasia has double daily flights from BKI-SIN but has triple daily from BKI-JHB. It shows that there is not much interest travelling to and from Singapore to Sabah. Singaporeans still prefer to go Penang/Ipoh/Melaka while Sabahans don't really visit Singapore. Connecting pax probably prefer to go in to KUL to connect to BKI as there are numerous options. Lets see how Scoot does - we will know pretty soon, I guess!

 

pax load might be seasonal. but there's plenty of Sabahan working in SG. as of business traveller, not sure how much of them on this route. 

but not to forget the Belly load for SIN-BKI. few time we spot around gate 2A or airside also notice they got plenty of seafood unloaded from the belly. like i here post earlier, the lobster.

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