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Old September 12th, 2007, 07:51 AM   #861
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AirAsia extends consultancy agreement with Wordison
11 Sep 2007 4:21 PM


KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd has extended an airline consultancy agreement with Wordison Ltd for another one-year term.

In a statement yesterday, AirAsia said, among other things, Wordison's services related to providing advice and consultancy on low-cost airline operations, fleet acquisition, route planning, aero politics, regulatory factors, market demographics, competitive positioning/scenarios and financial requirements.

Wordison is owned by AirAsia's non-executive director Conor McCarthy and his wife. AirAsia said Wordison would be paid an aggregate annual consideration of RM943,580.76.

Wordison will also be reimbursed for expenses directly related to duty travel during visit or stay with AirAsia or during visit by AirAsia staff, suppliers, agents or officers with Wordison at their premises.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 08:28 AM   #862
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AirAsia X ready for China, Australia
September 18 2007


PEOPLE bitten by the cheap travel bug can now spread their wings further with the arrival of AirAsia X’s first Airbus A330.
The country’s first long-haul budget carrier will fly to China and Australia.

The plane, which is on a six-year lease, touched down at the low-cost carrier terminal here on Sunday at 12.25pm from Honolulu, Hawaii, AirAsia X chief executive officer Azran Osman Rani said the inaugural flight, called “Semangat Sir Freddie” (after Sir Freddie Laker, founder of the first low-cost airline in the United Kingdom), would probably be in the middle of next month.

Azran said the landing rights for both destinations had been obtained, but AirAsiawas stillwaiting for the final air operating certificate from the Department of Civil Aviation.

Its first destination will depend on which country gets the final paperwork done first.

“The inaugural flight will be right after Hari Raya. Whoever sends us the paperwork first, we will fly there,” said Azran.

The flight schedule has yet to be released, but Azran said the plane would alternate between China and Australia.

“With this plane, we will have at least five flights a week to China and four to Australia.” In a first for AirAsia, there will be a “premium” economy class, similar to business class on a regular airline.

“The seats are more comfortable, but that’s all you get—just the seat.

No business class lounge or other extras.

A lot of people who travel are after just that, a more comfortable seat. ” A premium economy seat is a little more than double the price of a normal seat on the A330. It will be about the same as the economy fare on a full service airline.

AirAsia will also offer another first — fixed-back shell seats in economy class. Passengers will not have to recline their seats into the lap of the person behind them. Instead, the seat will slide forward. Such seats are normally found in business class.

Azran said fares would be what Malaysians had come to expect and enjoy from AirAsia to places like Indonesia and Thailand.

AirAsia X will land at airports that do not have direct connections with Kuala Lumpur. Thus, it will head to cities like Tianjin and Chengdu in China and Avalon (near Melbourne), Gold Coast (near Brisbane) and Newcastle (near Sydney).

Azran said AirAsia X would get more planes in the first half of next year, including the Airbus A340, which can fly non-stop to Britain.
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AirAsia X daily flights to UK in 2008
By Anna Maria Samsudin
September 19 2007


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BUDGET long-haul carrier AirAsia X, which has received the green light to fly to Stansted Airport in East London, expects to offer daily flights to the UK by the fourth quarter of 2008.

It plans to take bookings for the London service from February next year.

Fly Asian Xpress Sdn Bhd (FAX) director Datuk Tony Fernandes said the airline will operate the service with two leased A340-300s, which is scheduled for delivery some time between October and November next year.

In addition to the two confirmed aircraft, he said the airline is in talks with an European airline on the possibility of leasing another A340 plane to service its UK route.

"We are now waiting for the aircraft deliveries. If the negotiation with this particular airline follows through, we hope that our London flights can take off as early as February next year," he told reporters after the welcoming ceremony of AirAsia X's first A330 aircraft in Sepang yesterday.

Meanwhile, AirAsia X chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani said the carrier's maiden flights to China and Australia is scheduled to take off in late October this year upon the arrival of its first A330 aircraft.

The plane, which is able to accommodate 390 passengers, will alternate between China and Australia. The carrier plans to operate at least five and four weekly flights to China and Australia's Gold Coast respectively.

The carrier has secured landing rights to both destinations and is waiting for the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) to certify the plane.

Azran said seats onboard AirAsia X flights will be divided into two options - the economy class and the Premium "XL".

As for its airfares, he said its economy seats will be cheaper by half than those offered by a full-service airline, while the Premium XL seats will be about twice the price of its economy class fares.

"Depending on the availability of aircraft, we would like to extend our service to other destinations across the globe including India, South Korea, Europe, Japan and the Middle East," he said, adding that the airline plans to go for an initial public offering within three years.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 06:25 AM   #864
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Agencies invited to bid for MAS website redesign
September 19 2007


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NATIONAL carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has invited online creative agencies to submit proposals for the development and redesign of its website by September 25.

The final selection of the agency is expected to be announced in late October.

In a statement issued yesterday, MAS said the website review is in line with its move to become a five-star [email protected] (low-cost carrier) cost and will launch its Malaysian Hospitality brand next year.

"Customers want to do their online transactions speedily and promptly. (As such,) the new website must deliver this easy-to-use experience which is critical to support our Business Turnaround Plan goals of increasing online sales and reducing operating costs," MAS senior general manager of communications Indira Nair said.

"Look and feel wise, the site must reflect the (MAS') currently-being-developed Malaysian Hospitality brand positioning. It has to be fresh, vibrant and reflects the multicultural facets of Malaysia and its national carrier," she added.

There will be two rounds of review. In the first round, creative agencies are invited to submit their credentials and one case study by September 25. They should not be working with any competing full service carrier currently.

In the second round, three agencies will be short-listed. They will be required to present the proven case study based on their past experience with an international brand. The short-listed agencies will be announced at the end of September with presentations taking place in mid-October.
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Malaysia's AirAsia X eyes 25 Airbus A350
Updated : 18-09-2007
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SEPANG, Malaysia, Sept 18 (Reuters) - AirAsia X, a Malaysian budget long haul carrier that counts British billionaire Richard Branson as a shareholder, is considering buying up to 25 Airbus A350 planes, the airline said on Tuesday.

"The A350 looks very good and that is the most logical choice as we are already on the Airbus, but we are also looking at Boeing," AirAsia X director Tony Fernandes said. "We would be foolish not to."

AirAsia X, which will make its debut soon, has already ordered 25 A330-300 planes for flights from Malaysia to Australia and China.

The need to plan ahead for new plane purchases is important given the long waiting time. Boeing's 787 planes could take as long as five years to deliver and the A350s could take up to seven years.

"It's a long way away, but around about the same number of planes that we have now," AirAsia X Chief Executive Azran Osman-Rani told reporters when asked about the number of additional planes the airline needs.

Malaysia's AirAsia (AIRA.KL: Quote, Profile , Research) owns a 20 percent stake in AirAsia X, as does Britain's Virgin Group, controlled by Branson. Airasia X, which aims to fly 10 million passengers a year within five years, expects to list its shares on the Malaysian stock exchange by 2010, Azlan said.

Fernandes, who is also AirAsia chief executive, said his budget carrier has already hedged 40 percent of its fuel needs at the moment.

He said AirAsia's business has not been affected by Sunday's crash of a Thai budget airliner in the resort island of Phuket.

"It is very wrong of the press to indicate that low cost carriers are less safe," he said. AirAsia also operates in Indonesia and Thailand.

In Malaysia, shares of AirAsia as well as state carrier Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MASM.KL: Quote, Profile , Research) have slumped as oil prices touch record highs.

U.S. crude hit a new record on Tuesday above $81 per barrel on worries about rising demand amid tight world supplies heading into the winter heating oil season.

Shares of Malaysian Airline, at 4.16 ringgit a share, have lost a third of their value in three months. AirAsia, which last traded at 1.85 ringgit a share, is down 4 percent in the same period.
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AirAsia X to fly China, Australia in October with first A330
Updated : 18-09-2007
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia's long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X said Tuesday it will launch inaugural flights to China and Australia in October with the arrival of its first A330 aircraft.

It also unveiled plans to purchase 20 long-haul aircraft from either Boeing or Airbus to service future routes to Europe.

"We are excited with the arrival of the A330-300 aircraft. We plan to fly to China and Australia late October," AirAsia X chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani told AFP.

"The plane will alternate between China and Australia. We plan to have at least five flights to China a week and four a week to Australia's Gold Coast," he said.

Azran said landing rights to both destinations had been secured and the airline was now waiting for Malaysian regulators to certify the plane.

The ambitious budget carrier, which has ordered 15 new Airbus A330 aircraft for its medium-haul routes which will start arriving from September 2008, also plans to acquire another two leased A340s in mid-2008.

"This will allow us to fly to London or Manchester, whichever airport imposes lower airport charges," Azran said.

AirAsia X routes will eventually extend to China, Europe, Japan and the Middle East, with fares on average 50 percent lower than full-service carriers, he said.

The airline's founder, Tony Fernandes, said that for its long-haul routes AirAsia X is also eyeing the purchase of some 20 Boeing 787s, or Airbus 350s -- which are still on the drawing board.

"787 is real. I'm going to Seattle to talk with the Boeing CEO next week," he told reporters.

"Sure, we would be foolish not to talk to Boeing. But the 350 is an obvious choice. The Airbus has an advantage but the question is, when can we get the planes."

Airbus's vice-president for Southeast Asian sales, Francois Cognard, said that if AirAsia X ordered the A350s immediately they would be delivered around 2015.

"If you want to fly direct to Europe, you will need an A340 or the A350. We are discussing with them," he said at the function to showcase the first AirAsia X plane, adding that Singapore Airlines had already ordered 20 of the planes.

AirAsia X's first A330, on a six-year lease from Ansett Worldwide Services, arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

Azran said its arrival complements the new aircraft on order, which will be delivered over five years.

"The seat configuration of the A330 will be at 390 seats, more than 100 than traditional users of the A330-300," he said, adding that 28 spacious "premium" seats would be offered at the equivalent of regular full-fare economy tickets.

AirAsia X, an affiliate of AirAsia and Virgin Blue, was launched in January 2007. AirAsia and AirAsia X share common shareholders, including AirAsia founder and chief Tony Fernandes.

Richard Branson's Virgin Group has taken a 20 percent stake in the airline and the British billionaire has vowed to ensure that the project turns a profit.

Azran said that the arrival of the aircraft again proved critics wrong.

"We have the cash, we have the plane and now we are waiting to fly," he said.

"And with Branson onboard, it gives instant global credibility to investors and suppliers. We are determined to fly and there is no stopping now."
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Old September 19th, 2007, 08:07 AM   #867
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MAS reschedules routes for continued profitable operations
Updated : 18-09-2007
Media : The Star


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is firmly on the path towards continued profitable operations.

In a statement, managing director/chief executive officer Datuk Idris Jala said this was based on the airline's route analysis initiatives and the continuous upgrade of customer value propositions.

Having successfully anchored all aspects of our operations to the P&L (profit & loss), we are working aggressively towards becoming a five-star airline with a low-cost carrier's cost,¡¨ he said in announcing the changes to MAS' international network for the Northern Winter 2007 operations, starting Oct 28.

Idris said these attributes had been factored into the new schedules, with emphasis on regions like South Asia and Australia.

These regions continue to be promising and have further potential to contribute towards the profitability of the company, he said.

MAS said it would add a fourth weekly frequency every Thursday on the Kuala Lumpur-Maldives-Colombo-Kuala Lumpur route and a similar frequency on the Kuala Lumpur/Bangalore route every Saturday.

It would also introduce two weekly morning frequencies on the KL/Chennai/KL route every Thursday and Sunday.

In view of encouraging demand, the current Tuesday frequency of the KL/Hyderabad return flight now using the 229-seater Airbus A330-200 aircraft would be upgraded to a 294-seater Airbus A330-300 flight effective Oct 28, it said.

MAS said a new destination, Lahore/Pakistan, would be added effective Jan 7.

We will operate three weekly flights (on Monday, Thursday and Saturday) from KL to this city. This destination will be linked to the KL-Karachi return route, it said.

The airline said the present twice-weekly KL/Istanbul return direct A330-200 service would be realigned to twice-weekly KL-Dubai-Istanbul return service effective Jan 8.

MAS said for the Malaysia-Australia operations, a fifth weekly frequency on Tuesdays would be introduced on the KL/Adelaide return route during the peak period effective Dec 4 to Feb 6.

Likewise, a third weekly evening frequency will be mounted for the KL/Perth return route every Wednesday during the peak period effective Dec 5 to Feb 7, it said.

On the China operations, MAS said the present four-time weekly KL-Xiamen frequency would be reduced to thrice weekly effective Oct 28. Bernama
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Kuching/Macau/Kuching Daily Flight By AirAsia This November
September 19, 2007 12:42 PM

SIBU (Sarawak), Sept 19 (Bernama) -- Low-cost carrier AirAsia will begin its new Kuching/Macau/Kuching daily flight on Nov 15 this year.

Sarawak Urban Development and Tourism Minister Datuk Sri Wong Soon Koh, who announced this here last night, said this was a breakthrough for the state sky.

"There is a big market in the eastern part of China in cities like Macau, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and others for Sarawak tourism," Wong said.

"Likewise, those from Sabah, Kalimantan in Indonesia and Sarawak can fly through Kuching on this direct flight to these places," he said after a "Reporters' Day" dinner organised by the Rejang Institute of Journalists.

Wong said that he held discussions with AirAsia over the flight and the airline agreed to it.

He said more details on the flight would be released soon.

He also advised local tour operators to come up with suitable packages to attract tourists in order to sustain the flight.

Commenting on the RM800 million allocation to develop tourism infrastructure in the state as announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in the 2008 budget, Wong said he had yet to obtain more details about it.

"But this will mainly be for infrastructure like improvements to our park facilities, building jetties, improving accommodations, bringing in water and power supplies and others," he said.

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Old September 21st, 2007, 06:19 AM   #870
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AirAsia to launch second flight to Shenzhen Oct 2
20 Sep 2007 11:16 AM


KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd will add a second frequency to its direct flight to Shenzhen in China from its low-cost carrier terminal in Sepang, starting from Oct 2.

“The service which commenced less than two months ago on July 15, has recorded extremely high loads of over 90%, prompting the airline to add another brand new Airbus A320 flight,” it said yesterday.

The low-cost carrier would also enhance its connectivity in the region by launching a direct flight from its new LCCT at Kota Kinabalu to Shenzhen.

AirAsia, whose route network covers most of Asean cities, is also fast expanding its network into China, using Shenzhen as the gateway into the mainland.

With the added second frequency and a new flight from Kota Kinabalu, AirAsia would serve four flights daily into Shenzhen. This includes Thai AirAsia’s daily flight from Bangkok to Shenzen.

AirAsia regional head of commercial Kathleen Tan said since the launch on July 15, the performance of this route exceeded its expectations.

“In both of the months, July and August, we delivered 98% and 95% loads respectively. To cope with the increasing demand for Shenzhen, we are adding the second frequency in time for China’s Golden Week holidays,” she said.

Tan said the route’s performance indicated that many were visiting Shenzhen to connect to the Pearl Delta region. “And on the other hand, our low fares are a key stimulant for the mainland Chinese to visit Malaysia,” she said.
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Kuala Lumpa + Klang Valley has a total of 7 million people while Shenzhen metropolis has 15 million . No wonder the KL-Shenzhen route is always crowded.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 12:02 PM   #872
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Are u Malaysian? Mat saleh can spell Kuala Lumpur much more better than you. Gedik tak bertempat
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7 mil!? more likely 4mil tops

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AirAsia X plans to raise 294 million dollars on Malaysian bourse
Updated : 24-09-2007
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia's long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X plans to raise 1.0 billion ringgit (294 million dollars) on the local bourse to fund the purchase of new aircraft for European routes, a top official said.

"The floating of the IPO (initial public offering) we are looking at three years down the road," AirAsia X chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani told AFP. "We plan to raise at least 1.0 billion ringgit on the local bourse."

AirAsia X has signed a contract confirming the purchase of 15 wide-body A330-300 airliners from Airbus, with an option to buy 10 more. The first new A330 will be delivered in the third quarter of 2008.

AirAsia X will launch inaugural flights to China and Australia next month, after last week taking delivery of its first wide-bodied Airbus A330-300 aircraft, on a six-year lease from Ansett Worldwide Services.

The airline has said the plane will alternate between China and Australia, with at least five flights a week to China and four to Australia's Gold Coast.

The airline's founder Tony Fernandes, who also set up Asia's largest low-cost carrier AirAsia, has said that for its long-haul routes AirAsia X is eyeing the purchase of some 20 aircraft, either Boeing 787s or Airbus 350s.

Azran said the cash raised from the IPO would be used to acquire these new Airbus or Boeings, which will fly to various destinations in Europe.

The CEO described the outlook for the low-cost aviation industry as "bright" and said that AirAsia X expects to post "robust profit" in the second year of operation after breaking even in the first year.

"In the third year we would have at at least seven aircraft -- five A330s which will fly to China, Australia and India and two A340s for the European destinations," he said.

He said he expected investors to give strong support for the listing, given the successful track record of AirAsia and the decision by Richard Branson's Virgin Group to take a 20 percent stake in the airline.

"I think investors will look at AirAsia's story. The initial investors of AirAsia made seven times their investments in two years," he said.

Azran also said that AirAsia X was in talks with global investors interested in making a sizeable investment.

"We are in the midst of negotiations with local and global investors to take up another 20 percent stake. The response is very positive. And we expect our IPO to receive equally good response," he said.

"We are in an exciting era. Low cost long-haul is a new business growth industry."

AirAsia X, an affiliate of AirAsia and Virgin Blue, was launched in January 2007. AirAsia and AirAsia X share common shareholders, including AirAsia founder and chief Tony Fernandes.
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la.. u didnt know? he's mixed la, ada darah daging arab muahahaha
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eh travellator, betul la 7mils.. skyprince + arab frens + bangladeshis that he knows + another 2-3000 stranded bangladeshis kat KLIA (his future frens)... congak2 can come up to 7mils wat..
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kahkahkah..sorry skyprince, cant help it. Anyway musang, just give him chance laa..maybe there's something he's so affectionate about all foreigners that we have yet to experience about. Who knows someday he might introduce beautiful lebanese chicks for us?

Anyway for Air Asia, the A330 cunrrently undergoing route testing in KK and Penang. Also chartered flight(s) to Dhaka, Bangladesh. I wonder if that's the flight to deport stranded Bangladeshi at KLIA. The flight was planned months ago. Just a coincidence maybe.
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AirAsia X: News on Aussie airport ‘in next few days’
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STOCKHOLM: Budget long-haul carrier AirAsia X is expected to announce in the next few days the airport in Australia to which it would operate.

Chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani said the airline is seeking approval from Australian authorities.

“I will be flying to Australia from here and will make an announcement in a few days ’ time,” he said.

Speaking to newsmen on the sidelines of Routes Leaders Forum here on Monday, Azran said AirAsia X is expected to commence services to Australia and China by the end of next month.

He said there will be four flights a week to Australia and five flights to China.

Azran also said AirAsia X will introduce premium seats in its flights, the cost will be similar to the economy fare and a third of business class fare in full service airlines.

“The seats are bigger and have more pitch but without airport lounge, special check-in counters or free flow of alcohol,” he said.

He expects business travellers to make up about 25 per cent of total passengers.

“They would be business owners of small and medium enterprises who are costconscious,” he said.

Meanwhile, Malaysian Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad Abdul Majid said in the long run, AirAsia X’s operations would help increase MAHB’s revenue from non-aeronautical activities when more international passengers arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

However, he said, in the short term, AirAsia X long-haul flights would not have much impact on MAHB’s non-aeronautical or commercial revenue due to low frequency of flights.

“One or two flights would not have much impact. If there are 100 flights a week, yes. Our target stays,” he said.

MAHB is targeting to increase revenue contribution from commercial activities to 50 per cent by 2010.

Last year, commercial activities such as the lease of facilities and equipment, hotels, rentals and service concessions, accounted for 42 per cent of MAHB’s revenue of RM1.13 billion.

The remaining 58 per cent of revenue came from aeronautical charges, including aircraft landing and parking fees and passenger services and security tax.

Bashir also said that discussions are still ongoing between MAHB and the Government on the proposed increase in airport charges.

MAHB is still trying to attract British Airways to return to the KLIA.

“We will continue discussions with them. They are interested but they are checking on the viability of the operations,” he said.
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Low-cost long-haul model workable: Experts
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STOCKHOLM: The low-cost long-haul model is workable if the operator has enough experience in budget flights and has economies of scale, air transport players and experts said.

They believe that there are opportunities for long-haul budget carriers if the carriers identify the right market, fly within high demand routes, have strong passenger load and low cost infrastructure.

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad Abdul Majid said as a concept, there is no reason why the model should not work.

However, there are challenges.

"It will be easier for people with experience in low-cost operations to do it," he said at a discussion panel on "Stretching the Low-Cost Model" during Routes Leaders Forum here on Monday.

The inaugural leaders forum was held in conjunction with the 14th World Development Forum (Routes 2007), which ended yesterday.

Bashir said as an airport operator, MAHB is ready for long-haul budget carriers.

"We build the airport according to their requirements," he said.

Another panelist, Spain low-cost carrier Clickair chief executive officer Alex Cruz said there are prospects for low-cost long-haul model but it is difficult to do it.

"We have seen successful short-haul achieve economies of scale, then extending it to long haul," he said.

AirAsia X chief executive officer (CEO) Azran Osman-Rani concurred, adding that it would be difficult if the low-cost long-haul carrier operation is to start from scratch. He said there is demand for the service.

"People are now more sophisticated, they are comfortable buying point-to-point tickets," he said.

Azran told forum participants that AirAsia X is confident of its soon-to-be-launched operations in Australia and China due to AirAsia Bhd's wide network in Asia, strong brand and shared infrastructure and resources.

Macquarie Airports CEO and Macquarie Bank executive director Kerrie Mather observed that the success of long-haul budget carrier such as Jetstar Airways is due to high availability of seats, higher load factor and significant Internet bookings, which translate into cost reduction of between 40 and 50 per cent.

"Their markets do not compete directly with those of network carriers and they operate at the under-served routes," she said.

European Low Fares Airline Association secretary-general John Hanlon said the model is viable as airlines can control cost and could carry the over-flow passengers from network carriers.

"But, they've got to go to different markets so that they can operate effectively," he said.

All the panelists agreed that budget long-haul operations would have an impact on full service airlines.
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Once Air Asia connects with Europe, then KL can be a huge budget hub for European travellers to Asia/Australia. Quite a huge market possibility that is!
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