daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Airports and Aviation

Airports and Aviation » Airports | Photos and Videos



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old May 15th, 2008, 03:19 PM   #1161
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,912
Likes (Received): 18174

AirAsiaX to start second Australian destination amid fare wars

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15, 2008 (AFP) - Malaysia's long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X Thursday announced an expansion of its Australian operations amid fears that a fare battle with the national carrier could lead to its demise.

The launch comes as national carrier Malaysian Airlines (MAS) Wednesday announced it would give-away airfares to 20 regional destinations a week after AirAsia airline similar offers for domestic flights.

AirAsia's group chief executive Tony Fernandes criticised MAS for copying the budget carrier's everyday low fares policy saying it was unclear how badly Air Asia would be hit by it, the New Straits Times reported.

"The government will never allow MAS to fail but a private company? Who is going to save us," Fernandes told the daily.

"I'm not against competition but it has to be a level playing field. You can't send me into a boxing match with one hand tied behind my back," he said referring to a subsidy the government provides only to MAS for some of its international flights.

AirAsia also wants to be given equal rights to fly the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur air route, one of the region's most lucrative routes.

At present, MAS has 69 flights per week between the two neighbours while AirAsia is only allowed to mount 14 weekly flights.

AirAsia X, a sister company of budget-carrier Air Asia, will offer six return flights per week between Perth and Kuala Lumpur starting November 2, the airline said in a statement.

Perth will be the airline's second destination in Australia after its four-weekly return flight to the gold Coast which began in November last year.

"Looking at what we've done with these two routes, we are confident of creating a bigger market in Western Australia," Fernandes said.

The airline said it plans to launch flights to Britain in the fourth quarter of 2008, with London and Manchester being considered. It is also eyeing more destinations in China as it expands its network.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old May 16th, 2008, 01:51 PM   #1162
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,258
Likes (Received): 11242

AirAsia X launches cheap fares to Perth
by Doreen Leong, 16 May 2008 11:31 AM, THEEDGEDAILY

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd’s sister airline AirAsia X, which is commencing flights to Perth in November, is looking at mounting flights to Japan and South Korea by 2009.

However, plans to fly to Japan and South Korea were still preliminary and the long-haul low cost airline would first add on new destinations to China and start flights to India.

“AirAsia X’s plans to fly to Japan will definitely happen…sometime next year depending on our plane arrivals,” its director Datuk Tony Fernandes told reporters after the launch of the Kuala Lumpur-Perth route yesterday.

Perth is AirAsia X’s third destination following its launch to Hangzhou, China, in February and Gold Coast, Australia, last November.

He said the average return fare to Perth would be priced below RM400, which includes surcharges, while its premium seats were priced at RM2,000.

For a start, AirAsia X is giving away 5,000 free seats on the KL-Perth route to passengers who book between May 16 and 17. The travel period is between Nov 2 and April 30, 2009.

Fernandes expects passenger load for the newly launched route, which would start its inaugural flight on Nov 2, to exceed 80%.

AirAsia X is offering six return flights per week between Perth and Kuala Lumpur and plans to increase the frequency to daily return flights by March next year.

“To date, we have carried over 50,000 guests between Gold Coast and Kuala Lumpur, and 30,000 between Hangzhou. Looking at what we have done with these two routes, we are confident of creating a bigger market in Western Australia,” he added.

Meanwhile, Westralia Airports Corp general manager of business development Scott Norris said more than half of the forecast 2.5 million international passenger arrivals and departures for Perth Airport in the next two years were expected to be to and from Southeast Asian destinations.

He said Perth Airport has recently announced a A$1 billion (RM3.07 billion) vision for the future, with new regional, domestic and international terminal facilities to be built within the existing domestic terminal.

Meanwhile, commenting on the impact on AirAsia from Malaysia Airlines’ zero fare campaign, Fernandes said: “Competition is good. But allow competition to be fair. Don’t give extra subsidies to MAS and don’t build an alternative airline operating from Subang. How this will affect us, I don’t know but it doesn’t appear to be affecting us.”

Despite MAS low fare campaign, Fernandes said AirAsia saw record sales of RM27 million on Wednesday, which represented a surge of six times.

On another note, Fernandes said AirAsia X was close to concluding a deal to purchase Airbus 350 aircraft and looking at buying A340 aircraft as well.

On the RM5.4 million claims owing to Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, Fernandes said, “We are still in dispute. We obviously feel we have been overcharged in some areas. But I am confident it would be sorted out in the next few weeks. We pay MAHB about RM80 million a year, so RM5 million is a very small amount.”

He was also confident of turning in profitable operations despite operating in a challenging environment. “Every airline has reported earnings down this quarter but watch our first-quarter results.”
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 17th, 2008, 08:24 AM   #1163
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,258
Likes (Received): 11242

MAS, SIA to scrap shuttle pact
Published: 2008/05/17, BusinessTimes


MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have both decided to scrap a 30-year-old pact on flights between Kuala Lumpur and the island republic as the route is being opened up progressively.

The lucrative route was previously dominated by MAS and SIA but the two governments have allowed limited flights by budget carriers AirAsia Bhd, Tiger Airways and Jetstar Asia.

The Shuttle Agreement, which lets MAS and SIA fix fares, will be terminated, effective June 1 this year, both companies said in a joint statement.

MAS commercial director Datuk Abdul Rashid Khan said its code-share agreement with SIA allows each airline to determine its own fares and also carry each other's passengers, making it only natural to phase out the shuttle arrangement.

MAS and SIA have an expanded code-share deal which offers air travellers 13 daily flights in each direction on the KL-Singapore route.

This took effect on January 28 2008.

Under the Shuttle Agreement, the carriers agree on a common fare to charge customers who turned up at the airport on standby for the next flight.

MAS said that doing away with the Shuttle Agreement will not cut frequencies or change the variety of fares available on the route now.

The two national carriers started the shuttle in 1982, in response to demand for shuttle-like flights between the two cities.

"We extend our appreciation to customers who patronised both our airline services through this arrangement, and assure that the new superseding arrangements will still benefit customers," Rashid said.
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 18th, 2008, 10:02 AM   #1164
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,258
Likes (Received): 11242

Ready to Fly
A window seat view of Air Asia's Airbus A320 parked on KLIA LCT terminal.
by mkdm2

image hosted on flickr
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 18th, 2008, 10:11 AM   #1165
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,258
Likes (Received): 11242

AirAsia starts Perth route on Nov 2
Friday May 16, 2008, TheStar
5,000 free AirAsia Perth-KL tickets




Budget babes: AirAsia X cabin crew (from left) Zuhaizah Isa, Eistisha Saleh,
Shihal Awang and Stella Quek at the announcement of their new direct
service.


KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia X’s service to Perth will start from Nov 2 and it is offering 5,000 free seats.

The offer will only be available for bookings today and tomorrow and for the travel period between Nov 2 and April 30.

“From midnight today (yesterday), you can try to get free seats to Perth. I’ve already received 27 SMSes from Malaysians and Australians in Perth asking what time they can start booking,” AirAsia X director Datuk Tony Fernandes told reporters after the announcement of the long-haul destination here yesterday.

He said the average fare to Perth would be under RM400 including fuel surcharge and the return fare for business-class seats was about RM2,000.


“Many people have been asking when we are going to Perth. It has the largest Malaysian student population as well as Malaysians and Singaporeans,” Fernandes said.

Perth is the third international destination following its launch to Hangzhou, China, in February with five return flights per week and to the Gold Coast Australia last November with four return flights.

AirAsia X will offer six return flights per week between Perth and here, and is already planning to increase to daily return flights by March 2009. The airline’s new wide-bodied Airbus A330 aircraft will service the route.

When asked later about AirAsia still owing Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd RM5mil as raised in Parliament, Fernandes said the matter would be sorted out in the next few weeks.

“We’re in dispute. The Finance Ministry is helping us sort it out. I am confident that we will sort it out soon. We obviously feel that we’ve been overcharged in some areas.”
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 18th, 2008, 10:12 AM   #1166
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,258
Likes (Received): 11242

AirAsia to remain profitable despite challenges
Friday May 16, 2008, TheStar




Datuk Tony Fernandes with AirAsia stewardesses
after the announcement of its new direct service.


KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd expects to remain profitable this year despite rising jet fuel prices and the heightened competition, group chief executive officer Datuk Tony Fernandes said.

He said the zero fare campaign had yet to hurt its business but it was still early days.

“We have absolutely no problem with Malaysia Airlines' (MAS) zero fares but please allow competition to be fair,” he said yesterday after announcing the group's long-haul budget carrier, AirAsia X, would launch flights from Kuala Lumpur to Perth on Nov 2.

Perth is AirAsia X's third destination in its first year of operation after the Gold Coast in Australia and Hangzhou in China. It will also be giving away 5,000 free seats for the new route for bookings made on May 16-17.

The group would also be launching flights to Japan next year, Fernandes said, adding that he would be going to Japan in July with AirAsia X chief executive officer Azran Osman Rani to iron out details and the airline was looking to serve three cities, including Nagoya.

Saying that AirAsia would be defending its low-cost market, Fernandes urged the Government to remove subsidies on loss-making domestic routes for MAS and allow AirAsia to increase its flight frequencies to Singapore.

AirAsia, which is currently offering a RM5 discount on fuel surcharge in retaliation to MAS' fare campaign, has no plans to roll back the reduction despite rising oil prices.

“We will live with it (rising fuel price). We will just have to be more ingenuous and creative. We have to manage increases in fuel costs more effectively,” Fernandes said, adding that the fuel surcharge discount would be compensated by higher passenger volume.

Some analysts said AirAsia could also face a cash crunch due to high oil prices and the increasing competition.

“We do not have any cash problem but the analysts seemed to be predicting otherwise since we started. Just look out for our first-quarter results,” Fernandes said, adding that AirAsia might be hit if competition remained unfair.

“Yesterday (Wednesday) was a record day for AirAsia. We achieved RM27mil sales in a single day. It was about six times more than our daily average daily record,” he added.

“AirAsia has to compete as we to ensure job stability for our employees; provide fares that are affordable and, at the same time, maintain financial viability to our shareholders. God willing, we will all survive the current challenging time,” deputy group CEO Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said.

AirAsia had proposed to issue a RM500mil bank-guaranteed sukuk programme of up to five years for capital expenditure and debt-refinancing purposes.

Kamarudin said the group was not raising the money just to finance its fleet expansion programme but also as “insurance”.

He also said there was no reason for the group to raise additional funds.
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 19th, 2008, 01:23 PM   #1167
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,912
Likes (Received): 18174

By Mark Tang from HKADB :



__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2008, 08:12 AM   #1168
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,258
Likes (Received): 11242

MAS to code share with Etihad
by Doreen Leong, 22 May 2008 11:20 AM, THEEDGEDAILY

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) is expected to sign a code share agreement with Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways today that will pave the way for the national carrier to create a hub in the Middle East, said sources.

Similarly, Etihad would be able to sell tickets to points such as Penang and other final destinations that MAS services in the region. At the moment, Etihad’s only destination of sales in Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur.

Yesterday, MAS said in a press invite that it planned to sign a partnership agreement with Etihad but did not provide more details.

The tie-up with Etihad will add to the existing 25 airline partners that MAS currently has code share agreements.

The latest addition to MAS’ code share partner list would help the airline achieve incremental revenue of between RM70 million and RM100 million per annum.

MAS’ ties with Etihad chief executive officer James Hogan goes back to two years ago when Hogan was the president and chief executive officer of Gulf Air. MAS had then entered into a code share agreement with Gulf Air.

Not long after the code share pact, Hogan resigned from Gulf Air and took up the position of CEO at rival airline Etihad.

Etihad, established only five years ago, is the fastest growing airline in the commercial aviation industry, currently serving 46 destinations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. The airline launched flights to Beijing in March and it would be flying to Kozhikode (Calicut) and Chennai (Madras) soon.

Etihad aims to carry six million passengers by end of the year. It has carried 1.4 million passengers during the first quarter of the year, compared with one million a year ago.

The airline’s average seat factor was 75% in the first three months of the year. This has increased by 7% year-on-year as the airline continues to expand its capacity.

Etihad operates one of the youngest and most environmentally-efficient fleets in the world. Its fleet size is expected to grow to 40 by year end and 52 by end 2011.
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2008, 04:24 PM   #1169
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,258
Likes (Received): 11242

Airasia Once Again To Help Victims Of Calamity
May 24, 2008 18:46 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Bernama) - AirAsia has donated free seats to raise funds for the earthquake victims in China's Sichuan Province.

In a statement Saturday, it said the Hainan Red Cross will sell the 100 free seats and the proceeds will be donated entirely for aid relief and re-building efforts.

A mock voucher for the 100 free seats amounting to 283,600 Renminbi (RMB1 =46 sen) was presented to the president of the Hainan Red Cross, Zhao Guo Wei, at his office in Haiku recently by a representative of AirAsias Commercial Department.

-- BERNAMA
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2008, 04:23 PM   #1170
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,258
Likes (Received): 11242

Call for direct flights to Langkawi
Monday May 26, 2008 MYT 7:43:39 PM
By SIRA HABIBU, TheStar


LANGKAWI: Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia should look into providing direct international flights or transit flights via Langkawi, said Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.

“The airport, which is an international airport, is not getting international flights, other than from Singapore," she said, adding that the ministry would write to MAS and AirAsia to provide direct international flight services to Langkawi.

She said Langkawi needed more direct international flights to attract more tourists.

She also said the ministry had allocated RM10mil to implement tourism projects in Langkawi last year and this year.

The projects include upgrading the pedestrian walkway in Pantai Cenang and upgrading public toilets at tourist attraction sites including in Pasir Hitam.

Azalina said having Langkawi declared as part of the Unesco network of global geopark was something to be proud of.

“But we need to package the product and make it saleable.

“This is in line with our objective to sell unique attractions in Malaysia,” she said.

She also noted that Langkawi was a duty-free zone, “but people are complaining there are no new products.”
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2008, 07:54 AM   #1171
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,258
Likes (Received): 11242

Bumpy flight ahead for MAS
Tuesday June 3, 2008, By WONG SAI WAN, TheStar

ISTANBUL: Malaysia Airlines is bracing for tough times ahead due to rising fuel prices.

In view of this, its managing director/chief executive officer Datuk Seri Idris Jala said MAS had introduced cost-cutting measures and put off all unnecessary spending.

Saying the situation would be “even worse than SARS or the time when the airline nearly went bust three years ago,” he said he had met unions and other workers associations to inform them of the situation. The warning comes in the midst of jet fuel prices reaching US$171 (RM550) per barrel.

Analysts said the alarm bell raised by MAS was significant because the airline was one of the better performers in the industry over the past two years. The airline made almost RM1bil in profits last year.

The freeze on spending include freezing all recruitment and training (except with MD/ED approval), review of loss-making routes and flights, prioritising projects and expenditure.

Idris, who was speaking to Malaysian

journalists covering the International Air Transporters Association annual general meeting here, said the cost-cutting mea-sures were necessary until the situation improved.

“This time last year, jet fuel was at US$80 (RM258) per barrel and we made a profit of RM133mil for the first three months. This year, fuel prices have reached US$171 per barrel and yet we made RM120mil.

“If not for the fuel prices, our first quarter profits would be about RM800mil.”

He expressed confidence that MAS would survive the crisis because “everyone had been through it before”.

He pointed out that at least a dozen airlines in the world had folded up because of the oil crisis and he expected this figure to rise.

He confirmed that MAS fares would increase between 3% and 20% on all routes and that the Everyday Low Fare campaign was a success with MAS netting RM23mil in profits in its first two weeks.
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2008, 07:54 AM   #1172
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,258
Likes (Received): 11242

IATA urges govts to help prevent airlines from going bust
Tuesday June 3, 2008, TheStar

ISTANBUL: International airlines have issued a warning that the industry is fighting for its survival as it faces an extra US$99bil (RM330bil) in costs due to rising fuel prices.

International Air Transporters Association (IATA) director-general and chief executive officer Giovanni Bisignani said 24 airlines had gone bust in the past six months because of rising oil prices.

He pointed out that the industry which transported 2.3 billion people globally, was worth US$3.5trillion (RM11.5trillion) and employed 32 million people.

Bisignani warned that fuel prices were now threatening this situation.

“Airlines are struggling to survive and massive changes are needed.

“Governments must stop crazy taxation, regulate monopolies effectively, ensure that the cost of energy reflects its true value, fix the infrastructure and change the rules of the game.

“Labour must understand that jobs disappear if costs don’t come down,” he said in his speech at the opening of IATA’s 64th annual general meeting here yesterday.

Bisignani noted that although the industry had a revenue of US$11trillion (RM36.3trillion), profits were only US$32bil (RM105.6bil) – an average profit margin of just 0.3%.

He said governments must rethink issues like excessive security, which created more inconvenience than actual security.

“Security is an uncoordinated mess. Since 2001, airlines and their customers have paid more than US$30bil (RM99bil) for security measures. For this, we get more frustration than value,” he added.

Calling for more liberalisation from governments, Bisignani said the 3,000 bilateral air agreements should be done away with and replaced with a single agreement to allow airlines to compete openly.

The IATA head also called on more consolidation in the industry, especially cross-border mergers, which had proven to give value to shareholders.
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2008, 04:11 PM   #1173
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,258
Likes (Received): 11242

by Clive Ngu

image hosted on flickr
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 5th, 2008, 07:50 AM   #1174
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,258
Likes (Received): 11242

AirAsia wants 4 more KL-Singapore flights
by Yong Min Wei & Azie Izzati, 04 Jun 2008 10:54 AM, THEEDGEDAILY


SEPANG: AirAsia Bhd hopes to secure an additional four daily flights for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route from its existing two, said its chief executive officer Datuk Tony Fernandes.

He said more frequencies for AirAsia on the Kuala-Lumpur-Singapore route would provide flexibility to international travellers, who used the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) here as a transit to other destinations.

Fernandes said AirAsia and AirAsia X departed from LCCT to many towns and cities which Singapore’s airport did not provide. “We need a level playing field and Malaysia Airlines should not block us in getting our rights to Singapore,” he told reporters after AirAsia’s AGM here yesterday.

He said any effort to block its progress was akin to telling a local bank or telecommunication company that it could operate anywhere in the country except Kuala Lumpur.

He said AirAsia planned to get approvals to fly to Singapore from Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu in an effort to bring low fares to more Malaysians as well as to increase tourist arrivals.

He also said AirAsia would launch its maiden flight to India in late August, with the south Indian town of Thiruchirapally as its first destination. “We will be completing all air routes to Indonesia when AirAsia flies to Makassar and Balikpapan soon,’’ he added.

Fernandes said AirAsia’s Kuala Lumpur-Guangzhou route had been well received since it started service five months ago. The airline has announced a second daily flight to Guangzhou effective next month.

On an International Air Transport Association (IATA) report that the aviation industry could suffer losses of up to US$6.1 billion (RM19.8 billion) this year, Fernandes said the company would not be cutting capacity but would continue to grow its market share by adding new destinations and frequencies.

Commenting on the company’s near-term outlook, Fernandes acknowledged the second quarter of the year a seasonally a tough quarter, with the lowest number of travellers.

Meanwhile, in a statement to Bursa Malaysia yesterday, AirAsia announced the retirement of its chairman Datuk Pahamin Ab Rajab, 62, with effect from yesterday. Pahamin, who has been chairman of AirAsia since Dec 14, 2001, holds over three million shares in the company.
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2008, 12:45 AM   #1175
Chrisvenz
Professional Photographer
 
Chrisvenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Philippines
Posts: 2,400
Likes (Received): 33

Air Asia should fly the City of Davao, Cebu, and Iloilo in the Philippines. Iloilo City has a new International Standard airport and terminal and it is near in the world famous beach of boracay island. Cebu is the second city of the Philippines and the tourist capital of the Philippines. Davao is the best place for investment and everything. Air Asia or Air Asia X should compete with Cebu Pacific.
__________________
I'm better than porn.
Chrisvenz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2008, 03:27 AM   #1176
smoothcake
Registered User
 
smoothcake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Umeå, Sverige
Posts: 161
Likes (Received): 22

its nt like they don't wanna fly...but Philippines are most likely protecting their sky market....wait until air liberisation and air asia will conquer them
smoothcake no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2008, 07:30 AM   #1177
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,258
Likes (Received): 11242

MAS: More online payment options
05 Jun 2008 11:45 AM, THEEDGEDAILY

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines is partnering with Malayan Banking Bhd and CIMB group to allow direct debit from current or savings accounts as a payment option for purchases of air tickets through the MAS Internet booking engine (IBE).

In a statement yesterday, MAS senior general manager (network and revenue management) Datuk Bernard Francis said: “This is yet another seamless and flexible offering, which will ensure that our customers who do not have credit cards, will still be able to enjoy Malaysia Airlines’ attractive online offers.”

He said the payment facility was now available for all ringgit fare transactions. “We are exploring similar transactions with other establishments,” he added.
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2008, 07:48 PM   #1178
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,258
Likes (Received): 11242

MAS confirms to take all six Airbus A380s
From Kang Siew Li, Published: 2008/06/04, BusinessTimes

ISTANBUL: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has confirmed taking all six A380s from Airbus, of which the first delivery will be in 2012.

"We will use them to operate long-haul routes like KL-London-Sydney-Amsterdam. The aircraft will have a three-class configuration," said chief executive Datuk Seri Idris Jala.

He was speaking to Malaysian reporters covering the International Air Transport Association's 64th Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit here yesterday.

MAS will also review its plans to buy 40-50 wide-body aircraft given record fuel prices. It was supposed to make a decision by the end of this year.

"We have to review our plans one more time on whether to buy new planes and the number," said Idris, adding that it is considering buying airplanes from airlines that have gone bust.

"There may be spare aircraft around. We will be watching them carefully," he added.

On competition with budget carrier AirAsia Bhd, Idris said, "There is certainly room for both of us. They take the low cost end of the market, we take the premium. It is the middle we are now fighting hard to compete for."
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2008, 07:51 AM   #1179
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,258
Likes (Received): 11242

MAS passengers can pay for ‘green’ fees
Saturday June 7, 2008
By TEH ENG HOCK, TheStar


PETALING JAYA: Passengers can “compensate” for how much they pollute the environment when they fly under a new green scheme offered by Malaysia Airlines.

Anyone flying on MAS, Firefly and MASWings can voluntarily contribute amounts which depend on the distance travelled.

The money collected would be sent to a trust fund managed by the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia.

FRIM will then channel the money to select United Nations’ sanctioned forest conservation projects in Malaysia. So far, three sites in Pahang, Sabah and Sarawak have been identified.

A carbon calculator will help compute the amount to offset, depending on the flight destination.

MAS managing director and CEO Datuk Seri Idris Jala said passengers could also choose to submit a one-off contribution from as little as RM5.

He said the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that the aviation industry only contributed to 2% of global carbon emission.

Shell, Maxis and Malaysia Airports, which have agreed to participate in the programme, would contribute to the fund when their staff travelled.

MAS corporate safety security, health and environment general manager Kapt Dr Ooi Teong Siew signed an agreement to formalise the programme with Natural Resources and Environment Ministry secretary-general Datuk Suboh Mohd Yasin yesterday.
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2008, 09:00 AM   #1180
nazrey
Registered User
 
nazrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 91,258
Likes (Received): 11242

AirAsia slashes fares to just RM1
Tuesday June 10, 2008, TheStar

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia has returned with irresistible promotions with some 250,000 seats up for grabs with fares from as low as RM1 to domestic and regional destinations in line with the Mega Sale Carnival 2008.

Fares as low as RM1 are for one-way from Kuala Lumpur hub to popular destinations in Peninsular Malaysia including the new stop, Kuantan, and international destinations such as Singapore, Banda Aceh, Medan, Padang and Palembang.

One-way tickets to certain destinations in Sabah and Sarawak and Southeast Asia are priced at RM20.

Fares to Chiang Mai, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Hanoi, Clark (Manila), Macau, Shenzhen and the new destinations of Haikou (Hainan) are at RM70 and Hong Kong at RM150.

To top it off, this promotion also includes AirAsia X service to Gold Coast, Australia, at RM199.

These low fares come with the lowest surcharges and airport tax in the country.

“From the past Mega Sale promotion, there was an increase in the number of tourists to Malaysia which helped stimulate the growth of the tourism industry,” said AirAsia group chief executive officer Datuk Tony Fernandes.

“Therefore, we believe this year’s campaign would encourage more visits from tourists.

“The Mega Sale also gives us a chance to enhance our customer satisfaction by providing exceptional holiday experience for a minimal fare,” he said.

Booking period is from today to June 22, while travel period is from July 1 to Sept 25.
nazrey no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
malaysia, oneworld, southeast asian airlines

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium