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#1 flee

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 04:42 PM

AirAsia X Dec 2018/Jan 2019 Australia seasonal increase

 

AirAsia X during the month of December 2018 and January 2019 increases service to Australia, based on seasonal demand.

 

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https://www.routeson...sonal-increase/



#2 Holger

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:13 PM

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KUL - TRZ from 21/7 new 24/7 from 24th nov

 



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Posted 20 September 2018 - 06:07 PM

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Kota Kinabalu-Tawau from 5 times daily new 6 times daily

Kota Kinabalu-Johor Bahru from from 18/7 now new 21/7

 

( after Macao new 4/7 and Shenzhen going to doubledaily )

 

Thats more or less from november when they base the 9th A320 in BKI.



#4 Hon Kit

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 10:16 PM

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Kota Kinabalu-Tawau from 5 times daily new 6 times daily
Kota Kinabalu-Johor Bahru from from 18/7 now new 21/7
 
( after Macao new 4/7 and Shenzhen going to doubledaily )
 
Thats more or less from november when they base the 9th A320 in BKI.


Any news coming up regards to JHB - Taiwan ?

#5 prosibu1

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 11:25 PM

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Kota Kinabalu-Tawau from 5 times daily new 6 times daily
Kota Kinabalu-Johor Bahru from from 18/7 now new 21/7
 
( after Macao new 4/7 and Shenzhen going to doubledaily )
 
Thats more or less from november when they base the 9th A320 in BKI.


Twu passengers traffic increasing till overtake sibu airport due to this kk - twu route perhaps

#6 Samuel Chy

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 09:12 AM

Twu passengers traffic increasing till overtake sibu airport due to this kk - twu route perhaps

 

the demand for BKI-TWU is too high... currently AK 5flights daily, MH 2 flights daily on 738, and few flights by Maswings (direct/via SDK) also doing well. 



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 09:45 AM

AirAsia gonna launch KCH-TWU this October

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:09 AM

 

the demand for BKI-TWU is too high... currently AK 5flights daily, MH 2 flights daily on 738, and few flights by Maswings (direct/via SDK) also doing well. 

There's need for additional bays in TWU for certain peak period. Few times maswings or airasia plane have to park at the taxiway due to crowding especially if theres more than 5 aircrafts at one time unless they spread over the arrivals.


Edited by jahur, 21 September 2018 - 10:10 AM.


#9 Kenneth Chong WT

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:37 AM

AirAsia gonna launch KCH-TWU this October


What??? No way!!!

#10 Teo CK

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 11:36 AM

AirAsia gonna launch KCH-TWU this October

What's the rationale on this? Pax heading to Tawau is almost entirely due to Chinese tourists heading straight to Semporna, not sure how TWU-KCH will works. They might be better fly TWU-CAN direct.



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 12:41 PM

Maybe they have extra aircraft with no place to deploy?

Good if it works, if not just stop it.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 12:52 PM

They might be better fly TWU-CAN direct.

Direct flights to Sabah's east coast airports (SDK and TWU) was one of Mdm Liew's first proposals after assuming the tourism portfolio, no ?



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 01:46 PM

Wonder why OD dont do KUL-TWU. Airasia have 5/6 flights and MH 2 flight daily plying this route. Immigration at TWU is horrendous these days.

#14 flee

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 03:32 PM

Wonder why OD dont do KUL-TWU. Airasia have 5/6 flights and MH 2 flight daily plying this route. Immigration at TWU is horrendous these days.

Probably low yields... OD is more focussed on international routes these days.



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 04:41 PM

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Kuala Lumpur - Sihanoukville daily from november ( now 4/7 )



#16 Waiping

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 05:27 PM

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Direct flights to Sabah's east coast airports (SDK and TWU) was one of Mdm Liew's first proposals after assuming the tourism portfolio, no ?

 

Inevitably this brings up the issue of whether the airports can handle more flights.  Sandakan airport terminal is relatively new and they have extended the runway before that.  Tawau airport is old, but not that old either.  Both airports lack terminal space and boarding gates.  Tawau also need to rework the check-in/immigration counters if they want to handle more pax.  AK might just start complaining if KLIA2 could be used as a reference in this case.

 

Moving forward, perhaps a small airport ala Kudat should be built in Semporna to take some of the load from Tawau airport?


Edited by Waiping, 21 September 2018 - 05:19 PM.


#17 cheecheng

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:39 PM

What??? No way!!!


Forgot to mention, it would be daily flight

#18 BC Tam

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 09:05 PM

Moving forward, perhaps a small airport ala Kudat should be built in Semporna to take some of the load from Tawau airport?

Good idea, but minimum should be ATR capable (there may not be enough of the Vikings around to meet demand otherwise :))

However, probably end up A380 standard of 'international' standing instead, considering whose backyard that is nowadays .....



#19 affendi osman

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:21 PM

 
Moving forward, perhaps a small airport ala Kudat should be built in Semporna to take some of the load from Tawau airport?


There is actually a STOL airport in semporna..
Upgrade the existing one maybe?

#20 Teo CK

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 12:17 PM

Direct flights to Sabah's east coast airports (SDK and TWU) was one of Mdm Liew's first proposals after assuming the tourism portfolio, no ?

Direct flight yes..... but from Kuching? whats the strategy here? like I say, the growth in TWU in the past 4-5 years is entirely fueled by the arrival of chinese tourists heading to Semporna. So shouldn't the direct flight be targeting at this market instead?


 


 

Inevitably this brings up the issue of whether the airports can handle more flights.  Sandakan airport terminal is relatively new and they have extended the runway before that.  Tawau airport is old, but not that old either.  Both airports lack terminal space and boarding gates.  Tawau also need to rework the check-in/immigration counters if they want to handle more pax.  AK might just start complaining if KLIA2 could be used as a reference in this case.

 

Moving forward, perhaps a small airport ala Kudat should be built in Semporna to take some of the load from Tawau airport?

 

1) Sandakan airport currently handled about 950K pax annually with a capacity of 1.5 - 2 million pax a year, so there is room to grow further. However, the current runway length of 7000ft means it can't really handle flights beyond 3 hrs flying time.

 

2) TWU has exploded this past few years with the influx of chinese tourists heading to Semporna. TWU is estimated to handle close to 1.5 mil by end of this year and the airport terminal and parking apron is in need of an upgrade. Its 8800ft runway is long enough to handle the demand.

 

3) With Sabah Tourism Board estimate that close to 400K tourists (mainly chinese) visited Semporna last year, if all passed thru TWU (both departing n arriving), means close to 800K pax handled by TWU were actually going to Semporna. So maybe better off building a smaller ATR ready airport for Tawau instead of Semporna and renamed TWU to SMM haha........ 






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