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Alif A. F.

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  1. Makes me wonder how government even regulates long-term transportation planning and investment? Seems like the gov. tries to prioritize everything over the past two decades - more rail (ETS, ECRL, HSR)? more airports (KLIA2, KXP)? more highways (WCE, PBH)? Although, admittedly, some of decisions is logical like HSR and KLIA2, although these have issues of their own. If gov. really serious about bringing in more passengers to airports, should have just invest few strategic regional airports (e.g. KUL, PEN, KCH, BKI) as major gateways only. Then, railways and highways should complement these regional airports. If Malaysians have that Greta Thunberg attitude at their own will, say bye-bye to small domestic airports.
  2. Oh wow, oh wow... I thought our finance minister/banker/senator already said NO already...
  3. or rebrand the takeover as Koreana or KA logo will adopt that of Asiana, like what happen to AA-US, CO-UA merger. oh wait, this is takeover, not merger...
  4. Defending Sabah bank’s controversial RM300m loan to AirAsia, ex-CM Shafie says approval only after all conditions met https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2020/10/28/defending-sabah-banks-controversial-rm300m-loan-to-airasia-ex-cm-shafie-say/1917190 RM300 million loan to AirAsia done by the book, says former CM https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2020/10/636132/rm300-million-loan-airasia-done-book-says-former-cm MACC probing RM300 mil loan by Sabah-owned bank to AirAsia https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/highlight/2020/10/28/macc-probing-rm300-mil-loan-by-sabah-owned-bank-to-airasia/ Help small businesses instead of AirAsia, economist urges Sabah https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/highlight/2020/10/26/help-small-businesses-instead-of-airasia-economist-urges-sabah/ SDB may be in jeopardy: DCM http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news/160619/sdb-may-be-in-jeopardy-dcm/
  5. Don't think it will be possible as long as MAHB is still in-charge.
  6. Speaking of which, what will happen to MASWings? RAS is still a big thing in Sabah and Sarawak.
  7. Satay? What about those warung/gerai satay operators? Though I would love some packets of salted peanuts and orange juice though.
  8. Hi Guys, I noticed Xiamen Airlines has been doing several flights from SZX lately, I thought our border is still closed? Or is it COVID-19 related? And also as at the end of May 30, MH432 had been doing KUL-BKI-HKG route utilising A333.
  9. Possibility that Singaporeans might also use JB as springboard to elsewhere in the region including to BKI.
  10. https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/12/544412/singapores-scoot-launches-direct-flight-kk "KKIA has registered an increase of 23 per cent in passenger movement for the KK-Singapore sector between January and October compared to same period last year."
  11. Or perhaps just re-channel the RAS subsidy towards improving the land and water connection instead.
  12. I'd flown KUL-SIN-TAS. From my observation, seems like there are lots of Uzbek students study in Malaysia. Likewise, Malaysia is quite known as the place for study, leisure and stopover to Australia. Uzbekistan too is becoming a preferred alternative tourism destination as compared with Turkey, or Middle East. It is still not overwhelmed with tourists. On a side note, while we visited Uzbekistan as part of a tour group, a young lady member of our group sort of befriended an Uzbek while on tour in Bukhara. Many months later, the supposedly Uzbek friend met the lady back in Sabah. The circumstance of the reunion were funny and peculiar though. The lady's aunt told how the Uzbek man suddenly showed up in front of their house in KK and judging by the aunt reaction, the aunt got a bit panicked. I was surprised too, and that got me thinking how on earth the guy flown thousands of miles just to meet that lady again. And turns out he even had the intention to marry her and move to Perth, Australia!
  13. Really? I thought 16-30 C is already warm for them...though for me at least that is A/C temperature setting in our house. A321XLR should enable AK to go for thinner Russian Far East market at Vladivostok and Khabarovsk...(trying to get us on-topic again)...
  14. Any of you can enlighten us where or which channel passengers could have filed their complaints during the pre-MAVCOM era?
  15. I agree, but government would also do not want to lose money on existing infra (i.e. PEN) if KXP does indeed succeed, so the ball is on Penang government to keep the competition up.
  16. In tropical humidity and heat? Maybe 787s and A350s (composite aircrafts) would be OK...
  17. Just my opinion, the colour of those seats kinda match with MH logo in a way...
  18. Great news! more options for BKI-SDK route...though dont know if it is sustainable. I have been shuttling between both cities for the past several weeks now, mostly on flights, the rest were driving. I can say is that in flights, there are quite substantial tourist traffic (mostly caucasian looking passengers - could be from Europe, Australia or North America) to Sandakan. I say it takes 2-3 hours door-to-door if you take flight. 6-7 hours if driving. I am all for improved highway conditions, if Pan Borneo Highway project can reduce driving time from current 6-7 hours to just 3.5-4 hours, that would be awesome! Flights are justifiable if ticket price roughly equals total petrol cost of driving to Sandakan. Last June, I paid RM68 one-way (with 15kg luggage price included) for AK flight back to BKI. A similar trip by driving only cost me RM66 (and my car still have spare petrol for further town driving for the next 3-4 days)... If highway is improved to within 4 hours driving time between both cities, then that would be serious impact for airlines...
  19. My small contribution to the plane spotting thread A330neo by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr B773 by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr A332 VMY2020 by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr 9M-MXA by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr Still holding great there with that retro livery! From Anjung Tinjau by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr From Anjung Tinjau by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr From Anjung Tinjau by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr A359 by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr From Anjung Tinjau by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr
  20. Alif A. F.

    KLIA2

    Thanks! I am not sure why Indigo crew does that...
  21. Alif A. F.

    KLIA2

    I did some brief spotting activity while waiting for my flight back to BKI yesterday. Spotting at KLIA2 (KUL-WMKK) by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr Spotting at KLIA2 (KUL-WMKK) by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr Spotting at KLIA2 (KUL-WMKK) by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr Spotting at KLIA2 (KUL-WMKK) by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr Spotting at KLIA2 (KUL-WMKK) by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr Spotting at KLIA2 (KUL-WMKK) by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr Spotting at KLIA2 (KUL-WMKK) by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr Spotting at KLIA2 (KUL-WMKK) by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr Spotting at KLIA2 (KUL-WMKK) by KKSpotterGuy, on Flickr
  22. Somebody should publish a documentary about history of klia including klia2 with unbiased viewpoints from all stakeholders involved.
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