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Old August 1st, 2012, 02:20 PM   #2441
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AirAsia Japan begins flights
Published: 2012/08/01
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AirAsia Japan Co became the third budget airline to start flights in the country this year, stepping up competition with full-service operators.

The first service left Tokyo’s Narita airport on time at 7 a.m. and arrived at Fukuoka at 9 a.m., according to a statement from the company, which is part-owned by AirAsia Bhd, the region’s biggest discount airline. There were 118 passengers and six crew on the Airbus SAS A320, it said.

The airline is offering fares at less than half the price of Japan Airlines Co and All Nippon Airways Co as it seeks to fly 10 million passengers annually within five years. Its debut follows the start of flights by Peach Aviation Ltd in March and by Jetstar Japan Co last month.

“We want to create demand for flying that didn’t exist before,” Chief Executive Officer Kazuyuki Iwakata told reporters at Tokyo’s Narita airport today. “We want to change Japan’s skies so people can catch a flight like taking a bus to go and get lunch.”

AirAsia Japan, which also offers flights to Sapporo in northern Japan and Naha in the south of the country, aims to add overseas flights to South Korea from October, Iwakata said.

The carrier may also start flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka, Sapporo and Naha from next year, he said.

AirAsia Japan intends to build a fleet of at least 30 planes within five years. All Nippon has a stake in the airline and in Peach Aviation. Jetstar Japan’s shareholders include Japan Air and Qantas Airways Ltd. -- Bloomberg
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Old August 7th, 2012, 08:29 AM   #2442
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MAS to receive 75th 737 tomorrow
Published: 2012/08/07
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KUALA LUMPUR: Boeing and Malaysia Airlines celebrated the direct delivery of the airline s 75th 737 aircraft during an event at Boeing Field.

The airplane, a Next-Generation 737-800, is scheduled to arrive in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Wednesday, Aug 8.

"The 737 has been an amazing airplane for our airline, said Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, chief executive officer of Malaysia Airlines in a statement from Seattle.

"When we took off on our own as Malaysia's national airline on 1 October 1972, our inaugural jet flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore was operated using the 737.

Since then this aircraft has been a very reliable workhorse for both our domestic and regional operations.

We continue to be impressed by the 737's consistent reliability, unmatched economics and innovation in passenger comfort.

The airplane comes with the 787 Dreamliner-inspired Boeing Sky Interior, which features larger pivoting overhead stowage bins, larger window reveals and LED lighting to enhance the sense of spaciousness.

Malaysia Airlines was the Asia launch customer for the Boeing Sky Interior in October 2010.

Malaysia Airlines took delivery of its first 737 in 1972 and has operated the 737- 200, 737-300, 737-400, 737-500 and 737-800.

"We're proud of our 40 years of partnership with Malaysia's leading airline, said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president of Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes in a joint statement.

"With its new five star Skytrax rating and award for best cabin crew, passengers will have a first-class in-flight experience on board their brand new 737."

The Next-Generation 737 family has won more than 6,900 orders and has a diverse backlog exceeding 2,700 airplanes. Malaysia Airlines has an additional 35 737s on order.

With more than 6,000 airplanes in service, the 737 family represents more than a quarter of the total worldwide fleet of large commercial jets flying today. More than 339 airlines in 117 countries fly 737s.- Bernama
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Old August 7th, 2012, 06:09 PM   #2443
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The most memorable day for ASEAN aviation on the eve of ASEAN's Birthday:



AIRASIA ASEAN launched in Jakarta, Indonesia today (Aug 7, 2012)!!!

10+1 countries. 1 Dream. 1 Community. 1 ASEAN. 1 AIRASIA





An exciting day today as we have officially launched AirAsia Asean in Jakarta, which will be the regional base for AirAsia Asean and a new home for our Group CEO, Tony Fernandes and Deputy Group CEO, Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun. Reaffirming our commitment to the Asean region and coinciding with the eve of the 45th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the new regional base strengthen our position as the Asean airline by fully delivering on our pledge – Now everyone can fly – to all the people of Asean and beyond! Check out the amazing photos of the event in Jakarta!


Traditional costumes of ASEAN



Name the countries from left to right.




An official group photo of
- Tassapon Bijleveld - CEO of AirAsia Thailand,
- Captain Dharmadi - CEO of AirAsia Indonesia,
- Azran Osman-Rani - CEO of AirAsia X,
- Loganathan Velaitham - Country Head for Singapore,
- Dato' Adbul Aziz bin Abu Bakar - AirAsia Berhad Chairman,
- Tan Sri Tony Fernandes - AirAsia Group CEO,
- Aireen Omar - CEO of AirAsia Berhad,
- Kazuyuki Iwataka - CEO of AirAsia Japan
(not in the picture: Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun, Deputy AirAsia Group CEO and Marianne Hontiveros, CEO of AirAsia Philippines)

...and our lovely cabin crew!



Tan Sri Tony from Malaysia is probably the most famous ASEAN business citizen now.

Together with Dato Kamarudin, they are now based in Jakarta - home of the ASEAN Secretariat.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 04:04 PM   #2444
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AirAsia opens Asean office to strengthen itself before penetrating India and China
By B.K. SIDHU Wednesday August 8, 2012
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Jakarta: Asia is AirAsia's next frontier but it first needs a bigger foothold in all the Asean markets to give it the size it needs to take on bigger players and positions itself in India and China.

AirAsia has to capture a larger share of the respective domestic markets and offer greater connectivity so that it could become a formidable airline.

And while AirAsia group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said that growing organically was preferable, “if the opportunity arises for mergers and acquisitions, then we will do it.”

To penetrate greater Asean, the airline opened its Asean AirAsia office in Jakarta yesterday, and it will be a nerve centre for the airline to chart its future expansion.

“We have to grow from within first, be strong in Asean. It is not scary to go into India and China but as a single company to take on China and India would be a lot for us to digest,” Fernandes said after opening the AirAsia Asean office here yesterday.

Fernandes said the shifting of AirAsia's emphasis to a regional strategy was “we believe, not just good business, but also a move that will keep us ahead of the inevitable competition that is heading our way.”

AirAsia now has joint ventures in several countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan and also AirAsia X. It has not given up hope to enter the Vietnam market.

“There is no opportunity in Vietnam yet, but we are still serving from Malaysia and and other stations,” he said.

On Asia, he said, AirAsia has a JV in Japan where it has a 49% stake in AirAsia Japan.

“Japan was not in my plan but it appeared at my doorstep, and we do not throw an opportunity like that... it is a dream,” he said.

“Asia will come, but it would be one step at a time. Whether it would be during my time or that of the next CEO, the mandate is to be (a big player with operations such as joint ventures) in Asia,” he said.

He also hoped that the proposed purchase of a stake in Indonesia's Batavia Air would give it access to Asean's most populous domestic market Indonesia.

Although the deal has come under the scrutiny of the Indonesian authorities over the possibility of contravening its anti-competitive laws, if it went through, it would give AirAsia a bigger share of the domestic market which Fernandes said was “tiny” for now.

“The market in Indonesia is predominately domestic, and we (AirAsia Indonesia) are tiny in the domestic market. (Batavia Air) gives us more size and allows us to grow the market.

“We can do it organically but that will take us longer than an acquisition. We are doing that with our Indonesian partner,” he said.

Asked what would happen if the deal did not go through as it is now being scrutinised by the Business Competition Supervisory Commission, Fernandes said: “We will find alternatives. It took us seven years to get our planes into Singapore. We are not discouraged by setbacks.

“(But) we do not anticipate setbacks. In this world there are ups and downs and we have come through positively,” he said, but declined to elaborate on alternatives. Batavia Air domestic route passengers reached 6.75 million, or 11.25% of the domestic share.
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Malaysia Airlines 2nd A380 arrived today.

To start operating on routes tommorow.

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Old August 12th, 2012, 05:13 PM   #2446
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THE PICTURE ITSELF IS GREAT LOOK AT THE SAUDIA B773 AND QATAR AIRWAYS A333
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Old August 13th, 2012, 03:32 PM   #2447
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MAS begins daily A380 flights to London
Last updated on 13 August 2012 - 11:41am
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13, 2012): Malaysia Airlines' (MAS) second Airbus A380 arrived at the KL International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on Saturday at 3.32pm from Toulouse, France, paving the way for the national carrier to operate daily A380 flights between KLIA and London's Heathrow starting yesterday.

"Our first of the six A380s has been operating this route thrice weekly since July 1. With the second aircraft joining our fleet, we will offer daily A380 flights on this route," said MAS group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya.

"We are also on track to provide the A380 service on the main Kangaroo Route, between London and Sydney, when the third A380 begins daily operations on the Sydney-Kuala Lumpur route by end-November this year," he said in a statement.

MAS' A380 flight MH2 departs KLIA daily at 11.40pm and arrives in London Heathrow at 5.50am the next day.

The return flight, MH3, departs London Heathrow at 12pm and arrives in KLIA at 7.25am the next day.

Likewise, the B747 flight MH4 departs KLIA daily at 10.05am and arrives in London Heathrow at 4.15pm while the return flight, MH1, departs London Heathrow at 10pm and arrives in KLIA the following day.

The arrival times of both flights in KLIA allow convenient immediate connections on MAS to domestic destinations as well as to most international cities in the Asia-Pacific region it serves. – Bernama
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The number of destinations that AirAsia fly from Kuala Lumpur to Indonesia is just so amazing....



Indonesia:
Balikpapan
Banda Aceh
Bandung
Denpasar
Jakarta
Lombok - NEW
Makassar
Manado
Medan
Padang
Palembang
Pekanbaru
Semarang
Solo
Surabaya
Yogyakarta

No choice, but connecting flights with Indonesia AirAsia:

Batam



Thailand:
Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Hat Yai
Krabi
Phuket
Surat Thani

No choice, but connecting flights with Thai AirAsia:

Chiang Rai
Khon Kaen
Nakhon Phanom
Nakhon Si Thammarat
Narathiwat
Ranong
Trang
Ubon Ratchathani
Udon Thani
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The number of destinations that AirAsia fly from Kuala Lumpur to Indonesia is just so amazing....



Indonesia:
Balikpapan
Banda Aceh
Bandung
Denpasar
Jakarta
Lombok - NEW
Makassar
Manado
Medan
Padang
Palembang
Pekanbaru
Semarang
Solo
Surabaya
Yogyakarta

No choice, but connecting flights with Indonesia AirAsia:

Batam



Thailand:
Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Hat Yai
Krabi
Phuket
Surat Thani

No choice, but connecting flights with Thai AirAsia:

Chiang Rai
Khon Kaen
Nakhon Phanom
Nakhon Si Thammarat
Narathiwat
Ranong
Trang
Ubon Ratchathani
Udon Thani

at least they (as of now) didn't have any intentions to serve Banjarmasin(BDJ;WAOO)in the near future yet!!!
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Update from AIR ASIA (AK)
Air Asia going to increase its Kuala Lumpur(KUL)- Tiruchirapalli(TRZ)frequency from 7X weekly to 11X weekly from 15 October 2012

Sun-1, Mon-2, Tue-2, Wed-1, Thr-2, Fri-1, Sat-2
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THE PRIDE OF ASEAN


AirAsia May Sign 100-Jet Airbus Order After Profit Surge
Bloomberg ASIA | By Chong Pooi Koon and Susan Li - Aug 29, 2012 12:19 PM GMT+0800
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Kuala Lumpur-listed AirAsia Bhd. (AIRA), the region’s biggest discount carrier, may sign an order for as many as 100 Airbus SAS aircraft at next month’s Berlin airshow after reporting an 11-fold jump in quarterly profit.

Negotiations with Airbus are going “quite well,” Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Bhd Aireen Omar said in a Bloomberg TV interview today. The carrier would like to sign the deal in Berlin, she said. The show starts Sept. 11.

AirAsia already has outstanding orders for 272 single-aisle A320s as it adds new ventures across the region and wins travelers with low-cost fares. The carrier’s passenger numbers jumped 10 percent in the quarter through June and forward bookings remain “strong,” Aireen said.

“The outlook for AirAsia remains positive,” Annuar Aziz and Timothy Ross, analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG, wrote in a report today. They reiterated an overweight rating on the airline’s stock and more than doubled their full-year earnings per share forecast.

The carrier’s second-quarter profit jumped to 1.19 billion ringgit ($381 million) from 104.3 million ringgit helped by a 1.04 billion ringgit one-time gain related to its stake in a Thai affiliate. Net operating profit fell 3 percent to 130.9 million ringgit. The carrier lowered fees for check-in baggage during the quarter, a move it has now reversed, Credit Suisse said.

The company rose 0.6 percent to 3.57 ringgit as of 12:05 a.m. in Kuala Lumpur trading after earlier advancing as much as 2.5 percent. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index advanced 0.1 percent.


‘Good Demand’

The airline is in talks on an order for 50 A320s with 50 options, now-Group Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes said in May. It plans to start new destinations while boosting frequencies on several routes within Southeast Asia in the second half, according to a statement yesterday.

“We’ve seen really strong, good demand,” Aireen said. “We definitely need more new aircraft.”

The carrier has grown from its Malaysian roots to establish budget spin-offs in countries including Indonesia, Thailand and most recently the Philippines and Japan. It is also looking at getting an operator’s license in Singapore, Aireen said.

Meanwhile, Malaysian Airline System Bhd. (MAS), the country’s largest long-haul carrier, this month reported net loss that narrowed to 349.2 million ringgit in the quarter, from 526.7 million ringgit a year earlier.

To contact the reporter on this story: Chong Pooi Koon in Kuala Lumpur at [email protected] To contact the editor responsible for this story: Neil Denslow in Hong Kong at [email protected]

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Thai AirAsia has also announced flights to Mandalay, Myanmar and Wuhan, China.
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MAS to offer daytime flights to Chennai
Published: 2012/08/29
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Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will offer new daytime flights between here and Chennai from Sept 1, 2012.

In a statement today, MAS said effective that date, the current daily night services to Chennai will be complemented by four weekly daytime flights on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

"The daytime flight departs KL at 9.35 am and arrives in the south Indian city at 10.45 am. The return flights departs Chennai at 11.45 am to arrive KL at 6.15 pm," it said.

MAS said the new flights will use the 160-seat B737-800 which offered a total capacity of 1,280 seats in both directions on top of the existing capacity of 3,206 seats on the A330-200 daily evening flights.

Its regional senior vice president for Malaysia and Asean, Muzammil Mohamad, said the enhanced schedule will allow the two cities to have better full-service air connectivity.

"This will make it convenient for travellers to fly between KL and Chennai as they will have more flexibility in choosing their flights. This will also open the opportunity for inbound tourism in both countries," he said.

For more information, customers can log on to website www.malaysiaairlines.com or visit MHmobile, MAS ticket offices, travel agents or call toll-free at 1 300 88 3000. -- Bernama
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AirAsia to be first operator of A320neo
Published: 2012/09/12
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BERLIN: No-frills airline AirAsia said yesterday it will be the first operator of the Airbus's A320neo, a more fuel-efficient variant of the Airbus group's best performing model.

"AirAsia, the world's largest customers of the A320 family, will also become the first operator of the A320 with sharklets," a wingtip device intended to reduce fuel burn, Airbus chief commercial officer John Leahy told reporters at the ILA Airshow here. "This airplane will be delivered in December of this year."

In 2011, AirAsia placed an order for 200 A320neo planes, which European manufacturer Airbus says will use 15 per cent less fuel than its current top A320 model.

AirAsia is negotiating the purchase of another 100 neo aircraft. AFP
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Nadi and Lion Air to form new budget airline
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APPRECIATIVE: Najib (centre) takes a closer look at a replica of a Malindo
Airways aircraft which he received from Rusid (left) after the agreement
signing ceremony. – Bernama photo


KUALA LUMPUR: National Aerospace & Defence Industries Sdn Bhd (Nadi) and PT Lion Air Grup Indonesia (Lion Air) yesterday signed four memoranda of understanding paving the way to a joint-venture to establish a budget airline, Malindo Airways.

The agreements were signed by Nadi president Tan Sri Datuk Ahmad Johan and Lion Air president Rusdi Kirana in the presence of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The new airline will focus on short-haul flights within the Asian region and is expected to begin operation from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) by May 1 next year.

The signing of the agreement was an important milestone in Malaysia’s aviation industry and economic cooperation between Malaysia and Indonesia.
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Malindo Airways to take off in May 2013
By Kamarul Yunus Published: 2012/09/12
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A Malaysian aerospace and defence company has teamed up with Indonesia's largest privately-run airline group to set up a new low-cost carrier based in Sepang.

National Aerospace and Defence Industries Sdn Bhd (Nadi) and Lion Air's owner PT Lion Grup will form Malindo Airways that could rival AirAsia Bhd and subsequently spark a price war.

Malindo Airways is poised to start in May 2013 using the soon-to-be completed KLIA2 at KL International Airport in Sepang as its hub.

It will begin with a fleet of 12 Boeing 737-900ER aircraft, before expanding it to 100 aircraft within a decade.

Apart from KLIA2, Malindo Airways will use Kota Kinabalu in Sabah as its secondary hub.

It plans to offer flights within Malaysia and Indonesia, as well as to Thailand, China, India, Japan and Australia.

Nadi will own a 51 per cent stake in Malindo Airways, while the balance of 49 per cent will be held by the Lion Grup.

The companies sealed the joint-venture agreement here yesterday.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who witnessed the signing, said Malindo Airways' entry will strengthen the country's aviation industry.

He added that the partnership will also provide the regional low-cost air travel market with healthy competition, ultimately benefitting low-cost travellers in both countries.

"On the part of the government, we will continue to support such intiatives, especially bearing in mind that the ultimate beneficiaries will be the consumers of low-cost travel in particular, and the rakyat as a whole," Najib said.

RHB Research has raised the possibility of a full-scale price war between AirAsia and the newcomer.

"We believe Malindo Airways is eyeing primarily AirAsia's lucrative domestic market in Malaysia. Theoretically, Malindo Airways, being a new entrant in Malaysia, will go all out for market share at the expense of profits by undercutting prices.

"AirAsia, on the other hand, may also want nip the competition in the bud by dropping fares. This will result in a full-scale price war," the firm said in its note yesterday.

Meanwhile, Nadi president Tan Sri Ahmad Johan said the strategic pact will benefit Malaysia and Indonesia.

"The agreements signed today will not only help us expand our service offerings, but it provides us the necessary platform and resources to develop human capital that is necessary to fuel the industry in Malaysia as well as throughout the region," he said.

Nadi is a major player in Malaysia's maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry.

Companies under Nadi group are Airod, Airod Aerospace Technology, Airod Techno Power and Aerospace Technology System Corp, Sme Aerospace and SME Ordinance.

PT Lion Grup, meanwhile, is Indonesia's biggest private carrier servicing 72 destinations across Indonesia and other Asian countries, with its Boeing 737 new generation and ATR 72-500/600 fleet.

"The joint-venture will boost Nadi's MRO operations run by Airod Aerospace Technology, making it one of the largest independent MRO service providers in the region," Ahmad said.

PT Lion Grup president director Rusdi Kirana said the airline will start with a fleet of 12 Boeing 737-900ER. By 2015, it expects to have five new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Rusdi dismissed suggestions that Malindo Airways will be competing with AirAsia, the region's biggest low-cost carrier, in its home market.

"We are not competing, but rather complementing by bringing in more passengers. We are also looking at selling tickets at Air Asia's pricing, but with value-added services for passengers such as Wifi and inflight entertainment," he said.

Rusdi said Malindo Airways will fly out from few cities in Indonesia such as Medan, Pekan Baru, Makassar, Surabaya and Bali to Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. The passengers will then be able to fly to other destinations like to Japan, China and India.

"We will use Jakarta and Bali as hubs for passengers flying from Malaysia to Australia," he said.
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I think the fact that a government division is supporting this venture says to me that this is retaliation into AirAsia becoming an Indonesian company. Spin it whatever you will, but the truth is the company's headquarters is now operated out of Indonesia. AirAsia Malaysia's now just the group's largest affiliate.
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Can someone please tell what is Malaysian airlunes cargo routes ?
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