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Sarawak's own airline confirmed


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#41 Chris Tan

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:08 PM

I think the best business model is to follow those who operates in a country with "continental size + several major hubs" as well i.e. Air China, Air Canada, Qantas and the US3 (United, Delta and American Airlines).

Easy. MYY can be the TPAC gateway; SBW can focus on AU/NZ; BTU shall be the O&G hub (nonstops to YYC, IAH, GIG and the Middle East with conveniently timed connections to the oil rigs and KL Simpang airport for Petronas businessmen); MYY can be the island hopper hub, and KCH can focus on the super high yield flights to the financial centres of the world (HKG, HND/NRT, SIN, LHR, EWR/JFK etc)

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#42 Walter Sim

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:34 PM

Easy. MYY can be the TPAC gateway; SBW can focus on AU/NZ; BTU shall be the O&G hub (nonstops to YYC, IAH, GIG and the Middle East with conveniently timed connections to the oil rigs and KL Simpang airport for Petronas businessmen); MYY can be the island hopper hub, and KCH can focus on the super high yield flights to the financial centres of the world (HKG, HND/NRT, SIN, LHR, EWR/JFK etc)


MZV can be renovated to accommodate the A380 so that EK can fly here

#43 aizuddin

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:05 PM

MYY should be the main base due to its strategic location being the centre of Borneo.

#44 Pall

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:27 PM

The sarcasm here really made my day. You guys are awesome.

 

:rofl: :rofl:



#45 BC Tam

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:27 PM

..... the next challenge is to choose the logo/tail livery - whether it is the hornbill, the sapeh or mee kolok. ...

Thank you, that must have tickled up someone else too, somehow ! :)



#46 BC Tam

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:45 PM

It's good we're having a jolly time 'discussing' this potential Sarawak International Airlines (SIA v2.0) - remember though, if it does fly but cannot be sustained, for whatever reason, it will be all be just sia sia at end of day ..... :D

 

Seriously though, how many people actually believe this will take off for real ?

Even assuming the Sarawakian purse controller does relent to pouring good money into a likely bottomless pit, you still have the political and regulatory obstacles ahead

Which side of the fence is state gahmen sitting upon nowadays ?

I believe an AOC isn't something one is readily able to pick off the shelf either

 

Also bear in mind Sarawak state elections is coming up soon, hence there is the need to whip up the 'feel good' sentiments again - why change a tried and tested formula ?!  :)



#47 Pall

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:44 AM

The government will be very careful this time issuing any regulatory approvals given the number of failures lately, i.e Rayani, Suasa, Silverfly and the rest of league. Having said that, the local airline industry is already saturated with 3 big players namely AK, MH and OD. All of them are growing at a different pace and will surely attempt to experiment new routes. Why need another one. Sarawak has a lot of other internal priorities to be worried about namely basic infrastructure within the rural areas. Having a state owned airline is surely an egoistic decision and will not make any economical sense at all. If you the state have got something good to offer, business travelers and tourist will find their own way there.



#48 tktoh

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:47 PM

Maybe the new hub at Kapit probably ?

https://www.newsaraw...it-airport/?amp

#49 CH Teo

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:50 PM

MZV can be renovated to accommodate the A380 so that EK can fly here

Epic dream till the max hahaha, if those politicial figure see this sure they will be very happy lol.


Maybe the new hub at Kapit probably ?

https://www.newsaraw...it-airport/?amp

MASwings' new route maps include that, Kapit will receive a facelift for Twin Otter to fly there.


Well, being a Sarawakian in his 30's who had been hearing our state government figures dreaming of having connections to here and there in an effort to buffer up the local tourism industry since childhood; they failed to realise that we do not have what Sabah can provide. Further more there is no vivid actions being taken to bring the dream into reality. Years after years, terms after terms; they still only talk and dream, we know empty talk is cheap. So fellow Sarawakians, just listen, laugh and forget about it. If we really had that market to sustain the service in the long run, I do not belive Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia or Malindo would not tap into the market concern!



#50 Muhammad Firdaus

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 03:09 PM

No wonder there is a book entitled "Humans are underrated" by Geoff Colvin. From most of the comments and thoughts here, seems most of us are very skeptical and utterly underestimating the ability of our own, well couldn't blame the typical Malaysian mindset could we? Anyway, this is a good discussion and I think we should continue, since MH inevitably will be in the list of for sale item by the current fed gov't, the Sarawak gov't could consider acquiring everything or take majority stake in MAB, and put the former successful Sarawakian CEO on the helm. He has done it before so there is no reason he can't do it again. Better than starting from scratch since everything is there except cash and the brain. That should put a big smile on the their tourism minister who has been asking for more direct link to KCH.  



#51 BC Tam

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 07:55 PM

..... the Sarawak gov't could consider acquiring everything or take majority stake in MAB, and put the former successful Sarawakian CEO on the helm. He has done it before so there is no reason he can't do it again .....

Would be interesting to see response from said "Sarawakian CEO" if/when he is to be presented with task again :)

Balance sheet probably afford a vastly different read, though there is the saving grace of not having to disclose publicly one's numbers nowadays :D



#52 David.W

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 09:50 PM

Sarawak air can go ahead and take over maswings routes

Let MAB save money and focus on ops out of KUL




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