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BKI/WBKK 2018


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#21 BC Tam

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:12 PM

MH no longer do BKI HKG?

Chickened out liau some time ago during one of their Einstein moments of rationalizaton



#22 Samuel Chy

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:04 AM

What happened ?!  B-HSJ looked more like a A319 in that pic  :D

indeed it looks quite pancake even in real plane. maybe the colour make it looks smaller. hehe... 



#23 Eddy Liew

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:14 PM

Was there some sort of farewell ceremony of sort? BKI is historically KA's first destination afterall since the airline's establishment.

 

I read in the local chinese daily that it was reported a simple farewell was done. Not sure about english daily. if got time later I upload it?



#24 Mohd Firdaus Bolong

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:13 PM

Somebody uploaded on instagram if not mistaken the ground staff lined up near the tarmac to wave goodbye to the final flight of Cathay Dragon leaving BKI.

#25 Eddy Liew

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:24 PM

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Newspaper Header : End to 33 years of BKI - HKG route by KA. Goodbye KA!

 

Here is the newspaper excerpt by OCDN dated 2018 01 08 report. I had a look at daily express but didn't see any report out KA's last flight. The report also states that the 2 KA offices will close this month.

top pic: senior management of KA from KL came over for KA's last flight from BKI.

 

lower pic: the KA ground crews ( from left: manager, and 2 ground staffs) posing before the last flight.

 

 



#26 Samuel Chy

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:52 PM

it's really a heart touching moment, being few childhood memories onboard this flights to Hong Kong. 

 

wish Cathay Dragon will come back again soon. 



#27 Andi C

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:07 PM

Got water cannon ceremony today for MH's A350 ... lol

 

https://web.facebook...72517542765448/



#28 Eddy Liew

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:49 PM

Got water cannon ceremony today for MH's A350 ... lol

 

https://web.facebook...72517542765448/

 

Strange I wonder why they did that lol given that it has been making quite a few trips into BKI already. Perhaps better late than never. 

 

She will be here till 14/1/2018 according to schedule, correct?



#29 Eddy Liew

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:44 PM



Got water cannon ceremony today for MH's A350 ... lol

 

https://web.facebook...72517542765448/

 

Newpaper report and reason for the water canon salute yesterday by Daily Express dated 2018 01 10

 

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#30 BC Tam

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:11 PM

I think the quality of news reporting at the Daily Express has taken a sudden nose dive  :)

(see also http://www.malaysian...=14959&page=19)



#31 Waiping

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:01 PM

::80::

 

A Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) Airbus A350 plane conducted its test flight from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) on Tuesday, 9 January. 

 

https://www.property...-flight-to-kkia

 

No wonder we got so many complaint of "misquote" from various quarters.


Edited by Waiping, 10 January 2018 - 09:01 PM.


#32 Eddy Liew

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:26 PM

Hilarious. The plane (9M-MAC) has been making familiarisation flights since 27/12/2017. The way it is reported made it sounded like it is the first flight MAC flew into BKI (well, the water canon salute too). Anyway, it's arranged in a way for the ministers and MAB's management team in that flight, and a press conference following that I suppose. Hence then it was reported. Still, hilarious.

 

OCDN daily did report our state tourism minister was on board though.



#33 Samuel Chy

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:31 AM

lol... 

 

from the video, overheard some passenger talk in canton say "why got water one? and why the aircraft so big"  :acute:



#34 Alif A. F.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:58 AM

Silkair equipment upgrade today - 9V-MGK, 737-800.

#35 Samuel Chy

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 11:07 AM

what?! finally the first 738 for BKI



#36 Eddy Liew

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 07:51 PM

I would like to see a B738 max lol.

#37 flee

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:47 PM

The last two weeks have been a bit busy for BKI spotters, with MAB's A350-900 making its crew training and familiarisation flights to this city.

 

Here is the last A350 flight from KUL carrying BKI MWinger Samuel on board touching down.

 

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Taxiing back to the terminal 

 

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And here is a view of the airport from the air

 

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Edited by flee, 15 January 2018 - 09:48 PM.


#38 Waiping

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:48 PM

Unlike the previous 2 weeks or so, we had slightly better sunlight and runway 20 active.  All these after the A350 is gone. :(

 

Oh well, today first time ever Silk Air sent their B738 instead of their usual A319/A320.

 

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#39 Samuel Chy

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 12:24 AM

it's a good start for the year of 2018 with these specials, and held few Mwings mini gathering in BKI for the first time since decade ago. thanks for sharing the photos of these remarkable history, especially Silk Air finally decided to send in their 738 for BKI, after 4 years.  :drinks:



#40 flee

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:44 AM

Good catch of the MI B738, Waiping - I think they have to eventually send them to BKI as their Airbus fleet is shrinking!

 

Now, I wonder when they will send the Max....  :)






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