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AirAsia questions Mavcom over Bangalore flight slots


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#1 flee

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 05:21 PM

In the case of the Kuala Lumpur–Bangalore route, Mavcom said it allocated 360 seats to Malindo Air and 24 seats to AirAsia in June. Following these allocations, Malindo Air operates 360 seats and AirAsia operates 744 seats per week, while Malaysia Airlines Bhd continues to operate 1,920 seats from its previous allocation made by the transport ministry, prior to Mavcom’s establishment.
 
“This translates into approximately two times weekly for Malindo Air, four times weekly for AirAsia and 12 times weekly for Malaysia Airlines. Mavcom’s rationale for the allocations performed in June 2017 include: widening the choice for consumers by granting two weekly services to Malindo Air as a new entrant on this route; and facilitating competition and preventing excessive market dominance by any single carrier,” it said.
 
“We battled and fought to get those additional slots, but now it is being allocated to another airline that is not even using them,” Kamarudin claimed, saying AirAsia was part of the Malaysian delegation at the meeting. “[Mavcom should] ask them (Malindo Air) to use them, or if not, give them to us,” he said, adding that AirAsia started its operations to Bangalore from Kuala Lumpur in 2010.
 
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#2 KK Lee

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 05:47 PM

Mavcom should use bidding on those routes that has limited slots/seats. Those who desperately wants will bid higher. If not use, will cost them $$$. And airlines are allowed to trade with each other.



#3 Craig

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:16 AM

 

In the case of the Kuala Lumpur–Bangalore route, Mavcom said it allocated 360 seats to Malindo Air and 24 seats to AirAsia in June. Following these allocations, Malindo Air operates 360 seats and AirAsia operates 744 seats per week, while Malaysia Airlines Bhd continues to operate 1,920 seats from its previous allocation made by the transport ministry, prior to Mavcom’s establishment.
 
“We battled and fought to get those additional slots, but now it is being allocated to another airline that is not even using them,” Kamarudin claimed, saying AirAsia was part of the Malaysian delegation at the meeting.

 

What is AK going to do with 24 seats (unless they are already blocking seats due to bilateral)?

 

OD might not be using them, but did they apply for it and gave a tentative start date? Either way, both OD and AK can get around MY-IN bilateral using one of their ID's subsidiary like they have for flights to BOM and MAA.

 

 

Mavcom should use bidding on those routes that has limited slots/seats. Those who desperately wants will bid higher. If not use, will cost them $$$. And airlines are allowed to trade with each other.

Let's not monetize everything. The smaller or less-funded carrier will always lose in this case. They should argue their case on why they are the best airline to be given the privilege to serve that route.






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