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#961 Riza

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 08:47 PM

789 + etihad c/s + daylight transit = wow

#962 Craig

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 01:41 AM

Finally!! It feels a bit sad KL has been given a rough ride with some of the older aircraft by etihad, Turkish and Qatar.. (although QR has 24 weekly services)

Older aircraft on TK? TK uses the A333 for its KUL flights which I find pretty comfortable and it's new. 2-2-2 in J for the 333 vs 2-3-2 in J for the 77W.

 

QR has 21 weekly services. 24 weekly was only during summer peak (which I think was canceled - QR had those extra 3 weekly flights in the GDS for some time but I don't think those flights actually took off). 

 

 

Yes indeed, their A332 services out of KUL has seen better days. QR on the other hand claims that their A330s are a better product than some of their other aircrafts. Oh well, no consistency between KUL and QR services despite the Oneworld connection. Good news nevertheless for KUL. 

KUL will get a daily Q-Suites fitted 77W next year (at least that's what is shown in the GDS now) but with QR, you wouldn't know what aircraft you'll be in until it shows up at the gate. I've been QR-ed a few times. A333 is horrible for J, but I think it's decent for Y, much better than the 787/77W for sure.

 

QR also use A330-200 on DOH-PEN route and no more B787-800.

Some flights in November are still on the 788.

 

789 + etihad c/s + daylight transit = wow

It's still the same schedule as before, the only difference is Etihad reduced their flights from 2 to 1 daily.


Edited by Craig, 30 October 2018 - 01:44 AM.


#963 Chris Tan

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 05:21 AM

Finally!! It feels a bit sad KL has been given a rough ride with some of the older aircraft by etihad, Turkish and Qatar.. (although QR has 24 weekly services)

But we do get the A346, which is a treat to avgeeks and spotters!

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 10:45 AM

KUL will get a daily Q-Suites fitted 77W next year (at least that's what is shown in the GDS now) but with QR, you wouldn't know what aircraft you'll be in until it shows up at the gate. I've been QR-ed a few times. A333 is horrible for J, but I think it's decent for Y, much better than the 787/77W for sure.

 

Serious?  Seems like their morning flight has been consistently 788.  Which flight was swapped?



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 11:05 AM

So far from middle-eastern airlines we have :-

 

EK - A380/B77W

QR - B788/A346/A333

TK- A330

EY - B77W/B789

WY - A333

SV - B789



#966 affendi osman

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 11:28 AM

So far from middle-eastern airlines we have :-
 
EK - A380/B77W
QR - B788/A346/A333
TK- A330
EY - B77W/B789
WY - A333
SV - B789


RJ - 788
W5 - 346

#967 flee

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 02:46 PM

Air Mauritius further delays A330-900neo service to Jan 2019

 

https://www.routeson...ce-to-jan-2019/



#968 BC Tam

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 05:07 PM

But we do get the A346, which is a treat to avgeeks and spotters!

I'm sure many non-avgeeks in QR's A346 Y cabin also appreciate the very much more generous leg room there, as compared to the newer sardine cans in their fleet :)



#969 Holger

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 03:38 PM

Jeju Air from December 2018 is adding 2 additional international routes from Muan, including service to The Philippines and Malaysia. Planned service includes the following.

Muan – Kota Kinabalu eff 23DEC18 2 weekly 737
7C2513 MWX2010 – 0000+1BKI 737 47
7C2514 BKI0100 – 0650MWX 737 15

 

 

Source: airlineroute



#970 Jeremiah Wong

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 07:28 PM

Source: airlineroute


Funny BKI is more popular among Koreans than the rest of the Malaysia combines.

#971 kandiah k

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 08:55 PM

Direct flight between Malaysia and Germany on Condor Airlines

KUALA LUMPUR: Condor Airlines landed at the KL International Airport (KLIA1) for the first time this morning, making it the 58th passenger airline to use the airport.

It will be the only airline to offer a direct flight between Malaysia and Germany. Its Kuala Lumpur (KUL)-Frankfurt (FRA) route will be three times a week on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The FRA-KUL route will be on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

For its inaugural flight here, Condor Airlines' B767-300 aircraft flew from Frankfurt International Airport in Germany to KLIA1 with Germany's ambassador to Malaysia, Sarah Nava Rani Al Bakri Devadason, on board.

Group of Airlines Director of Customer Operations, Managing Director & Accountable Manager of Condor Airlines, Christian Schmitt, were also on the flight.

The passengers were treated to a cultural performance by dancers managed by Tourism Malaysia. They were greeted by Deputy Minister of Transport, Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar and Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and culture Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik, Deputy Head of Mission And Charge D' Affairs Of German Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, David Krivanek and Chief Strategy Officer of Malaysia Airports Azli Mohamed.

"Condor Airlines is the 58th passenger airline to arrive in KLIA Main Terminal and I would also like to share that KLIA has seen growth with 3.2% passenger growth as of Sept 2018, " said Chief Strategy Officer of Malaysia Airlines, Azli Mohamed.

On the new route, Schmitt said Condor Airlines is excited to be the only airline offering a direct flight connection between Malaysia and Germany.

"Our flights from Kuala Lumpur to Frankfurt provide Malaysian and Southeast Asian travellers with varied opportunities to discover Europe and Frankfurt as one of the most important economic centres in Europe," he said.

"Likewise, European travellers have the chance to discover beautiful Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia. By connecting two cities that are of the same importance for their respective regions, we can promote economic and cultural exchange. This is something we as an airline always particularly encourage".

#972 Holger

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 09:22 PM

Here in Germany Condor offers the route to KL very often for a very cheap price.

Looks not good...



#973 flee

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 10:00 PM

Here in Germany Condor offers the route to KL very often for a very cheap price.

Looks not good...

Yes, we have seen return fares offered at around MYR 1,700.

 

LH suspended their services some time ago despite no direct competition. Most pax tend to use the ME3 airlines. Lately, it seems that QR are offering the best fares.



#974 BC Tam

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 10:58 PM

(need to quickly search where on earth Muan/MWX is located) :)

 

So we will have Jeju Air flying in from Seoul and 'Muan', but not Jeju  :D



#975 Craig

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 11:51 PM

Here in Germany Condor offers the route to KL very often for a very cheap price.

Looks not good...

Not necessarily so. Most airlines usually offer deals during the first few months to promote awareness. They've changed from Thomas Cook 330 to Condor own's 767 with real (albeit angled) business class cabin and also made it year-round instead of seasonal. 

 

They've also partnered up with MH for beyond KUL connections (as opposed to LH where almost all of their pax ends at KUL).



#976 Holger

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 01:12 AM

Royal Brunei from late-December 2018 is resuming Bandar Seri Begawan – Kuching route, previously served until July 2011. From 28DEC18, Airbus A320 aircraft will initially operate this route twice weekly, increasing to 4 weekly from 03FEB19.

BI855 BWN1900 – 2015KCH 320 47
BI857 BWN2345 – 0100+1KCH 320 15

BI858 KCH0655 – 0820BWN 320 26
BI856 KCH2105 – 2230BWN 320 47

BI855/856 operates from 03FEB19.

 

 

source: airlineroute



#977 Kenneth Chong WT

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 02:07 PM

I pity the crew operating BI 857/858, after arriving at 1am they have to depart again at 6.55am...I wonder which hotel they will be put up at?

#978 BC Tam

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:22 PM

Should they even bother with a hotel ?  Probably won't even leave airside and just loiter there for the few hours :)

Would the lounges at KCH be available at those hours of the day ?



#979 Kenneth Chong WT

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:58 PM

Nope...Plaza Premium opens at 6am, MAS' Lounge at 5am.

#980 Holger

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 08:09 PM

Shenzhen Airlines from March 2019 plans to offer new route to Malaysia, with the new Shenzhen – Penang nonstop flight. Effective from 01MAR19, Boeing 737-800 aircraft will operate this route on daily basis.

ZH8029 SZX0015 – 0340PEN 738 D
ZH8030 PEN0440 – 0835SZX 738 D

 

 

souce: airineroute






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