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Old December 22nd, 2007, 01:38 PM   #781
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IATA wants end to different charges at KLIA

Kuala Lumpur: Airlines must not be discriminated through different passenger service charges and should be given the option to operate from airports that they prefer, says International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director-General and Chief Executive Officer Giovanni Bisignani.

"You can provide a different level of service but it should be up to the airlines to decide on which airports to use," he said, stressing his disappointment over the substantially different passenger service charges between the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) and the main terminal at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang.

The charge for international travel at the LCCT was slashed to RM25 last June while at the main terminal, it is RM45.

"The charges should be exactly the same," he said on the sidelines of IATA's Global Media Day in Geneva last week.

Bisignani reiterated what he had described last October, that the significant difference in passenger service charges between the two terminals are unfair and discriminatory.

The Geneva-based airline body, which represents 240 airlines, cannot accept such a practice, he added.

"We cannot accept that we subsidise a certain kind of low cost airlines with money that we provide," he said. "We have good relations with the Transport Minister and the Chairman of the airports (Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd).

"We have started discussing and I'm sure we will resolve it in an effective way."

Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy had said that Malaysia has agreed to further deliberate with IATA on the matter.- Bernama
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Old December 24th, 2007, 07:18 PM   #783
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"You can provide a different level of service but it should be up to the airlines to decide on which airports to use," he said, stressing his disappointment over the substantially different passenger service charges between the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) and the main terminal at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang.

The charge for international travel at the LCCT was slashed to RM25 last June while at the main terminal, it is RM45.

"The charges should be exactly the same," he told Bernama on the sidelines of IATA's Global Media Day in Geneva last week.
what's the point of having a Low Cost Terminal if the charges have no difference than the 'premium' terminal. let the government decide what's best for country's aviation industry, not these european who really don't know how to shut up!....gross!!
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Old December 25th, 2007, 02:06 PM   #784
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it is believed that MAS is behind the IATA move to inspect the slashed taxes imposed at LCCT.

How about budget terminal in Changi?
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Jet Airways flies bigger plane
Sunday December 30, 2007



More space: Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd managing director Datuk Bashir
Ahmad trying out the premiere class seat on board the Airbus A330-200 while
Lim and stewardess Sarah Kelman look on.


SEPANG: Indian Jet Airways has introduced a bigger aircraft for its Kuala Lumpur-Chennai-Kuala Lumpur route starting yesterday.

The wide-bodied Airbus A330-200 can accommodate 190 passengers for its economy class and another 30 for its premier class compared with a maximum of 140 passengers on its Boeing B737-800 previously.

“The wide body will increase the total capacity of passengers by almost 60%,” Jet Airways regional vice president Gerry Oh said.

Jet Airways has a daily flight between the two destinations.

Yesterday, the flight from Chennai to Kuala Lumpur landed at 6.20am, after a 30-minute delay, and returned to India at 8.20am.

Among the 183 passengers travelling to Chennai yesterday was Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.

Also at the airport to mark the occasion was Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai.

Jet Airways, Oh said, also had plans to introduce the Kuala Lumpur-Mumbai route by the second quarter next year.
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Bigger Jet Airways plane for Chennai-KL route

By EUGENE MAHALINGAM


Jet Airways' A330-200 aircraft at the KL International Airport


SEPANG: Jet Airways (India) Ltd is flying aircraft with increased passenger capacity of nearly 60% for its Chennai-Kuala Lumpur route to accommodate rising flight demand.

Jet Airways South-East Asia regional vice-president Gerry Oh said Jet Airways was introducing the bigger A330-200 aircraft to replace the Boeing B737-800 to cater to the higher passenger travel.

“The high passenger volume has provided an impetus for a larger aircraft to meet the demand,” he said at the launch of the A330-200 aircraft at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) last Saturday.

Oh added that the KL-Chennai route enjoyed healthy passenger volume, with an average load factor of 83% to 85% in 2007 for the daily individual flights.

“The capacity increase will also allow us to serve the increasing number of visitors from India expected to visit Malaysia in 2008,” Oh said.

Oh, quoting a statistic report by the Malaysian Tourism Board, said the number of visitors from India grew by 57% to 315,000 from January to September 2007 compared with 200,000 in the previous corresponding period.

Jet Airways country manager (Malaysia) Kavin Martinus said the introduction of the new aircraft was in line with the group's business model.

“The previous Boeing B737-800 had 124 and 16 seats for its economic and business classes respectively. With our new aircraft, we have nearly doubled the number of seats in our premiere (business) class to 30 seats,” Kavin said.

“This is in line with our business model. Jet Airways is a premium business carrier and we want to target more business and corporate travellers,” he added.

The new A330-200 aircraft has 220 seats in all, with 190 for its economic class. For its commercial travellers, it boasts a range of electronic gadgets for the business savvy and reclining seats that convert into 73-inch long flat beds.

For its maiden voyage from Chennai to KL, the aircraft took off with 185 passengers (or a load rate of some 70%).

Kavin said the limited number of (220) seats per aircraft was to enhance the space and comfort of the passengers.

“Passengers can recline their seats a little bit more because of the added space compared with more conventional aircraft,” he said.

Oh also said the increasing flight demand had prompted Jet Airways to introduce a KL-Mumbai flight service by the second quarter of 2008.

Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 74 aircraft with over 355 flights daily. It is now ranked 6th out of the 52 airlines currently flying into KLIA in terms of passenger growth, carrying 76,867 passengers in 2006.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 08:03 AM   #787
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Tiger offers 15,000 free seats on KL route
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SINGAPORE: One of Singapore’s low fare airlines, Tiger Airways, is offering over 15,000 free seats to customers to mark its sales launch today for its latest route, Singapore-Kuala Lumpur.

The airline, which will operate daily flights from February 1, said the free seats are available for booking online at www.tigerairways.com from now until Friday, and are for travel until October 25. The fare excludes taxes and fees.

The regular fare for one-way ticket is S$134.99 excluding taxes and fees.

Tiger Airways CEO Tony Davis described the new route as “a significant milestone in Asean’s aviation history.”

Last month, the Singapore government awarded Tiger Airways and another low-cost carrier, Jetstar Asia, the rights to each operate a daily service on the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route from February 1.

Davis said Tiger Airways since its launch in 2004 had lobbied to offer low fare flights between Singapore and its neighbours Malaysia and Indonesia.

This is an important first step in the liberalisation of air travel across Asean, he said at the launch of the service here.

He said affordable and convenient travel between the two cities will lead to the development of trade and tourism which are important stimulators of economic growth.

Tiger Airways is keen to operate services to other cities in Malaysia and will continue to lobby for air traffic rights, added Davis.

Tiger Airways will operate from the Low Cost Carrier Terminal at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Its 55-min Singapore-Kuala Lumpur daily flight will depart Changi Airport for KLIA LCCT at 10.50am and return from KLIA LCCT at 12.15pm from Feb 1 to March 29.

From March 30 to October 25, the flight schedule is re-timed to 3.15pm from Changi Airport and 4.40pm from KLIA LCCT.

Tiger Airways now flies to eight countries across Asia-Pacific.

Tiger Aviation recently concluded an order with Airbus Industries for a further 50 aircraft to bring its fleet size to 70 aircraft by 2016. — Bernama
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Old January 8th, 2008, 08:10 AM   #788
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KLIA Expects 4-5 New Airlines To Come This Year
January 08, 2008 13:00 PM

SEPANG, Jan 8 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) expects four or five more airlines to make the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) their destination this year.

"We are still at the talking stage," said MAHB managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad but he did not name the airlines.

Currently, 53 international airlines are flying to KLIA, including seven added last year, he told reporters at the launch of KLIA's 10th anniversary celebrations here Monday.

He also said that KLIA was expecting a five to six percent increase in the volume of passengers using the airport this year.

Last year, the passenger volume was 26 million, including seven million who utilised the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal, he added.

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Old January 8th, 2008, 09:53 AM   #789
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Can Anyone please assist me in drawing KLIA schematic plan using Adobe?
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Theme park for KLIA

By SIM LEOI LEOI

SEPANG: Passengers alighting at the KL International Airport can look forward to enjoying rides in a theme park, in a plan put forward by Malaysia Airports Berhad.

Its managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad said the firm had put in a proposal to develop the KLIA land area within a 10,000ha radius to include a recreation park, business centres, offices and a theme park.

“We have already come out with a development proposal and we will announce it in two to three months. The announcement will include all details, including costs as well as the individual development projects of what we intend to do,” he said at a press conference after attending the launch of the airport’s 10th anniversary celebrations here Tuesday.

Bashir said a year-long series of activities was also planned in conjunction with the anniversary celebrations, capped by a birthday bash and a grand dinner in June.

“These include a shopping campaign, tele-match, open-day safari, a KLIA run, a photo exhibition and a golf tournament,” he said.

Asked if the airport would offer financial incentives to airlines operating from KLIA as part of its celebration, Bashir said it was already offering world-class services at one of the lowest rates.

“We have already put into place various incentives for airlines throughout the year,” he said, adding that MAB also planned to expand the capacity of its retailers’ base by 30%.

“The expansion will be completed within 18 months,” he said.

Bashir declined to reveal the names of airlines MAB was in talks with to fly to KLIA.

During the launch, MAB also modelled its new uniform for its frontline desk staff and a new logo to commemorate its anniversary celebrations.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 03:06 AM   #792
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Malaysia Airports to unveil property project in 2-3 months

The airport operator aims to increase its commercial or non-aeronautical revenue to 50 per cent by this year



MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) plans to unveil its maiden commercial property development, involving some 10,000ha of KL International Airport (KLIA) land area, in the next two to three months.

Managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad said under the plan, which is part of its future growth strategy, the project will have a recreation park, business centres, offices as well as a theme park.

He was tight lipped on the project's details.

"We have already come up with a proposal for this project. We will make an announcement on this in two to three months," he told reporters after the launch of KLIA's 10th anniversary campaign by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy in Sepang, yesterday.



The airport operator aims to increase its commercial or non-aeronautical revenue to 50 per cent by this year.

Aside from the property project, MAHB is also revamping retail and food and beverage outlets at the airport area.

Bashir said MAHB expects to receive between four and five new foreign airlines flying into KLIA this year. Talks are still ongoing.

"We are still at the talking stage at this moment. We will not disclose the name of these airline as we want them to make the announcement themselves."

A total of 53 airlines are currently operating in KLIA, including seven new airlines that started their operations last year.

He also expects KLIA to handle between four and five per cent more passengers this year, against last year's 26 million passenger.

About seven million of that are those using the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT).

As part of the 10th anniversary campaign, MAHB launched the logo, theme song and new attire for the frontline staff.

"The year 2008 will also be a good year to showcase KLIA's strength and credibility, as more than 2,000 airport and airline representative around the world will congregate in Kuala Lumpur for the 14th edition of World Route Development forum (Routes), for which MAHB will be the host," added Bashir.
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Chan: Deal with Australia bars it from KL-Singapore route
Wednesday January 9, 2008

SEPANG: Jetstar – one of two low cost airlines nominated by Singapore to operate flights between the island city and KLIA – may not be able to fly the route because of a clause in the Malaysia-Australia aviation agreement.

Jetstar is operated by Qantas, an Australian company, and access to air-routes are determined by Government-to-Government agreements, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy.

“We will have to look into our aviation services agreement with Australia to see if Jetstar is allowed to fly that route because currently, Jetstar is only allowed to operate from KLIA to Sydney.

“I think the agreement with Australia does not allow that. Because it is an Australian airline, we still have to look into the agreement,” he said after the attending the launch of the KLIA’s 10th anniversary celebrations here yesterday.

He added that under an agreement reached recently with Singapore, both countries would be allowed to have two flights more daily other than those already operated by Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines.

“For Malaysia, we only designated AirAsia to fly this route while Singapore has designated two.”

Last month, Singapore’s Transport Ministry had announced that it was awarding Jetstar Asia and Tiger Airways the rights to operate a daily service each to Kuala Lumpur from Feb 1.

Jetstar had advertised promotional fares for its direct flights into Singapore from RM1.88 for certain credit card holders for the travel period between Feb 1 and Oct 25 but stated that the flights were still subject to regulatory approval.

Aviation industry sources pointed out that the airline that is hubbed in Singapore is actually a joint venture between three Singaporean parties and Jetstar of Australia. The joint-venture airline is actually called Jetstar Airsia Airways.

“For branding purposes, the airline is now marketed as Jetstar with the electronic ticket booking engine using the same one as the Jetstar in Australia. It is just like AirAsia and AirAsia X.

“The three Singaporean parties, including Government investment arm Temasek, own 51% of the Jetstar Asia Airways. Qantas owns 49% but manages the airline,” said an analyst.
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January 09, 2008 15:22 PM

Jetstar Can Fly Kl-Singapore Route, Says Ministry Official


KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 (Bernama) -- Low cost carrier Jetstar Asia Airways is eligible to ply the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route under the newly liberalised air services agreement between the two countries, the Transport Ministry said today.

"It is majority-controlled by Singaporean investors, and under the agreement, budget carriers nominated by the Singapore government are allowed to fly the route," a ministry official said.

Jetstar Asia Airways is 51 percent-owned by Singapore investors including its government investment arm Temasek Holdings. The remaining stake is held by Australia's Qantas, which also manages the low cost carrier.

A newspaper had reported today that Jetstar Asia may not be allowed on the route according to a clause in the Malaysia-Australia Air Services Agreement.

The official stressed that there is no such clause, saying: "Even Jetstar Australia has the right to fly the route under the existing Malaysia-Australia Air Services Agreement.

"This is because if it decides to fly from Australia to KLIA through Singapore, it is allowed to do so under the fifth freedom right," he added.

Jetstar Australia is a wholly-owned low cost carrier of Qantas.

Last month, Singapore's Transport Ministry awarded Jetstar Asia and Tiger Airways the right to operate a daily service each to Kuala Lumpur from February 1, with AirAsia also plying the route after both governments agreed to open the route to low cost carriers.

Jetstar has advertised promotional fares for its direct flights into Singapore from RM1.88 for certain credit card holders for travel between February 1 and October 25.

The Transport Ministry in a statement explained that the aviation pact with Australia allows carriers from that country, such as Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Blue, to ferry passengers between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur but the point of origin for the flights needs to be in Australia.

"However, the Ministry has so far yet to receive any applications for such a service," it added.

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Jetstar to fly KL-S’pore from Feb 1
Thursday January 10, 2008

PUTRAJAYA: Jetstar Asia Airways will be allowed to operate its daily service between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore on Feb 1, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy said.

Clarifying a report quoting him which cast doubts over Jetstar's operations here, Chan said the Singapore-based low-cost airline was “permitted to operate” based on the available traffic rights under the Malaysia-Singapore Air Services Agreement.

Last month, Singapore’s Transport Ministry had announced that it was awarding Jetstar Asia and Tiger Airways the rights to operate a daily service each to Kuala Lumpur from Feb 1.

The Jetstar hubbed in Singapore is a joint venture between three Singaporean parties and Jetstar Qantas of Australia.

The joint-venture airline is actually called Jetstar Airsia Airways.

The three Singaporean parties, including the government investment arm Temasek, own 51% of the Jetstar Asia Airways. Qantas owns 49% but manages the airline.

He said this to clarify the difference between Jetstar Asia and the Australian-based Jetstar.

Chan said under the Air Services Agreement between Malaysia and Australia, Australian airlines can fly from Australia to Singapore and onwards to Malaysia.

The carrier also can have full “fifth freedom rights” to pick up and discharge passengers between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur but such a service must originate from Australia.

However, Chan noted that the Malaysian authorities had yet to receive requests from any Australian airline to operate such a service.
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MAHB to maintain 4% to 5% traffic growth, sees up to 5 more airlines for KLIA
by Woon Wu Lin, 09 Jan 2008 3:30 PM



Bashir (left) looks on as Chan (centre) and MAHB chairman
Tan Sri Dr Aris Othman assemble the 10th anniversary logo.


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) expects to maintain its 4% to 5% passenger traffic growth for 2008 for all the local airports under its management, said its managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad.

For the KL International Airport (KLIA), he said the growth would likely be higher at 5% to 6% while another four to five airlines were expected to make the airport its destination this year. Currently, 53 international airlines fly into KLIA.

Speaking to reporters at the launch of its 10th anniversary celebration in KLIA yesterday, Bashir said passenger traffic growth would be organic driven.

On KLIA, he said the projection was conservative as it had recorded a growth rate of 8% to 9% last year with some 26 million passengers including seven million using the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) in KLIA.

Regarding the development of the 10,000ha parcel of land surrounding KLIA, Bashir said: “We have already come up with the proposal. We will be announcing on this very soon... in the next two or three months.”

On MAHB’s anniversary celebration, he said the airport operator has lined up a series of activities this year for the public, its staff and the media. At yesterday’s launch, MAHB also introduced new uniforms for its frontline staff to project a more professional and vibrant image.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy, who launched the anniversary campaign logo, said KLIA was more than an airport as it also acted as a catalyst and nucleus for the growth of trade, tourism and investment.

“The positive impact can be seen along Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Dengkil and Nilai. It (KLIA) will continue to spur and accelerate regional development in the surrounding areas,” he said.

Chan added that the establishment of the LCCT in KLIA had contributed to the growth of low-cost travel in Malaysia. “All these developments augur well for the Malaysian aviation industry.”
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It seems the comprehensive development plan is out soon
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January 22, 2008 16:28 PM

Air Arabia Connects Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur


By P.Vijian

NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (Bernama) -- Trying to tap into the booming air travel in Asia, Air Arabia and Nepal's leading domestic private carrier Yeti Airlines jointly launched the FlyYeti.com, low cost carrier (LCC), which will fly from Kathmandu to Kuala Lumpur from today.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Air Arabia, Arab world's largest LCC, had made Kathmandu its hub to service the lucrative Asian routes, after it entered into a partnership with Nepal's Yeti Airlines.

Under the pact, the five-year-old Air Arabia is expected to offer affordable services to international destinations from the tiny Himalayan capital, covering largely the busy Asian region.

Air Arabia plans to its adopt its successful low-cost business model to promote the FlyYeti.com.

"We are looking at the inbound and outbound tourism, which is our biggest market, besides labour and business travellers. Our destinations from Kathmandu will be to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, Sharja (UAE) and Doha.

"We are expecting a 70 to 80 percent average load factor in this viable sectors," Yeti's Commercial Manager Fares Kipady told Bernama in an interview from Kathmandu.

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammad Al Thani, Chairman of Air Arabia described the tie up as an enormously significant agreement for the airline, and an extremely timely one.

"As we set our sights on global expansion, we remain focused on youthful, fast-growing markets where the opportunities for growth are greatest. Nepal, with a population of 29 million and a median age of just 20, is clearly among them.

"With this new hub in Nepal, Air Arabia will cover a new niche market, while continuing to offer the level of superior service that has made us one of the premier airlines in the Middle East," he said in a statement.

FlyYeti. Com, the brand name of the new LCC, will service the Kathmandu-KL sector thrice a week namely Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, It is a four-hour and forty minutes flight to the KL International Airport.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicted international air passenger traffic in Asia to rise by 5.9 percent between 2007 and 2011 -- which means an additional 300 million passengers -- giving LCCs like FlyYeti.Com and the existing 18 LCCs in the region a tremendous business opportunity.

-- BERNAMA
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Cheaper KL-Singapore flights
Thursday January 24, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: Travellers will be able to get more cheaper flights between here and Singapore as the two national carriers have agreed to include all their flights between the two countries into an expanded code-sharing agreement.

Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines have expanded their agreement to cover the 26 flights that operate between KLIA and Changi Airport from Monday.

Presently, the two airlines operate these flights on separate flight codes although certain number of seats were designated as shuttle ticket where passengers bought their tickets at the airports.

The rest of the seats, under the previous agreement, must be sold at “published fare” rate.

At present, a published fare rate for a return ticket to Singapore costs RM856 (fare is RM532 while taxes and surcharges is RM324).

The code-sharing will reduce this by about RM200. SIA has already advertised its fare at RM628 inclusive of all taxes and surcharges. MAS is expected to charge about the same.

Unlike a shuttle ticket, where a passenger gets a seat on a first come-first-serve basis, these tickets will be a confirmed seat and travellers need not line up to get a place on board the flight.

A return shuttle ticket without taxes and surcharges is RM431.

MAS commercial director Datuk Abdul Rashid Khan said in a statement the two airlines would determine their own fares for flights between the two cities once the expanded agreement takes effect.

“MAS will commence offering competitive fares for this route effective Jan 25 (today).

“With this new agreement, all air links between Malaysia and Sing-apore by MAS, SIA and Silk Air are now covered by code share arrangements.

“This augurs well for travellers who will continue to enjoy more flight choices and affordable fares for travel on any of the three carriers,” he added.

Analysts said this latest move by the two national carriers were a direct reaction to the two Govern-ments allowing budget carriers AirAsia, Tiger Airways and Jetair Asia to also operate on the Singapore-KL route.

They said the expanded agreement would enable MAS and SIA to promote flights out of the two countries as well, especially with their other code-sharing partners.
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Jetstar Asia to fly to Medan in 2Q
By Woon Wu Lin, 02 Feb 2008 12:47 PM

SEPANG: Jetstar Asia is looking to fly to Medan in the second quarter (2Q) of the year as it seeks routes within a five-hour flight range, its chief executive officer Chong Phit Lian said.

She said Jetstar Asia flies to 14 cities in nine countries and was keeping an eye out for more cities within the five-hour flight range.

Chong was speaking to reporters on Feb 1 at the arrival of its inaugural Singapore-KL flight at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Jetstar Asia will fly to Macau on Feb 2.

She said Jetstar would like to increase its flights to KLIA and would apply for an optimum of six to seven flights a day between KLIA and Singapore under the “open skies agreement” at the end of the year.

“We think there would be enough volume because the current number of flights to Jakarta and Bangkok, and the KL and Singapore route is very much underserved. KL has a lot of attractions in food and shopping,” she said.

Chong said the starting fare, excluding tax was S$28 (RM64), and Jetstar Asia was also running a promotion to allow travellers to get an extra seat free for each seat bought. It was targeting its loyal customers who had made previous e-mail or short message service (SMS) bookings.

She said the return flight would be less than S$200 (RM456). She said the rates were cheaper than before and cited a family she spoke to onboard the flight who found the rates attractive enough to fly 20 members for a friend’s wedding in Malaysia.

Chong also said Jetstar was also eager to fly to other cities in Malaysia including Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, “and if Ipoh can take our aircraft, that would be another interesting place for Singaporean travellers”.

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