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Old April 12th, 2009, 11:46 AM   #1521
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MasKargo waives charges for 6 months
by Tony Goh
Friday, 10 April 2009 19:16
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Airlines Cargo Sdn Bhd (MasKargo) is waiving its air-to-air and land-to-air cargo transshipment terminal charges for six months effective immediately.

It also reduced its schedule flight capacity by 30% to optimise efficiency due to a decline in cargo volume amid overcapacity.

"These measures are part of our efforts to assist the air cargo industry in these difficult times. We hope to offset the loss in revenue from the waiver of charges with improvement in volume," its managing director Shahari Sulaiman said during a media briefing on April 10.

Transhipment currently accounts for about 60% of MasKargo's business.

According to Shahari, there was a noticeable drop in air cargo volume, which fell by 28% in January from a year ago. However, there were signs of improvement with March volume up 24% from February.

MasKargo’s efficiency had also increased with mishandling down 50% so far this year from last year, while space utilisation improved by 15%.

"We are also increasing the CCTVs (closed circuit televisions) at the cargo warehouse by another 15% to enhance security," said Shahari.

MasKargo is expanding its chartered flights to new destinations, with Lagos in Nigeria and Malmo, Sweden being the next stops.

There was also upside for mail shipment, with revenue up 80% last year. "This would another area that we want to grow,” said Shahari.

He said the fall in jet fuel from the peak of US$170 per barrel in July last year to around US$70 now could help MasKargo ride out the current turbulence.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 09:18 AM   #1522
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MAS offers 9 deals to get more people to fly
Updated: Wednesday April 15, 2009 MYT 2:02:52 PM
By YUEN MEIKING

PETALING JAYA: The global economic crisis has prompted Malaysia Airlines (MAS) to offer nine flights deals in a bid to lure passengers on board.

“Never waste a good crisis. While we cannot control the operating environment, we can control the way we run our business,” said MAS managing director and CEO Datuk Seri Idris Jala on Wednesday when unveiling the deals available from Wednesday to Dec 31, 2009.

The deals include heavy discounts and a ‘buy-one-get-one’ ticket to destinations in Malaysia and the Asean region.

Among the deals are a free ticket for a under-12 child for every two adult economy tickets under the ‘Kids Fly Free’ promotion and two economy tickets for the price of one under the ‘MHFlex 1+1’ deal.

“In times of crisis, products must be tailored to suit the wallets of consumers. People still intend to fly even during the economic crisis. We just have to provide them with options,” he added.

Other deals offered include the ‘Economy +’ package where travellers can enjoy business class privileges with economy class tickets.

Those who prefer to travel by business class can opt for the ‘Business Companion’ deal which offers a 50% discount on a second ticket for domestic, ASEAN and international travel.

For more information, visit the MAS website at www.malaysiaairlines.com.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 09:19 AM   #1523
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No charge to reschedule flights
Wednesday April 15, 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: Passengers on Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flights can reschedule their flights from Kuala Lumpur to Thailand and vice versa for no charge until the end of the month. MAS network revenue management senior general manager Dr Amin Khan said that it had given this flexibility to passengers who are already booked with them due to the current situation in Thailand.

“This will help passengers get out of Thailand, and provide options to those travelling into the country,” he said.

To reschedule flights, call Malaysia Airlines ticketing offices at 1-300-88-3000.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 09:49 AM   #1524
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MAS Launches Stimulus Package To Boost Revenue
April 15, 2009 12:15 PM

SUBANG, April 15 (Bernama) -- In efforts to boost passenger load and revenue, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is offering nine deals covering first, business and economy class under "MAS Stimulus Package".

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Datuk Seri Idris Jala said the airline has been looking at everything it has been doing since last year, making radical changes to increase revenue and provide benefits to customers during the current difficult times.

"These deals have been tailored to meet what the customers want and stimulate travel demand," he told reporters at the new package launch.

Idris said the national carrier's online revenue grew by 150 per cent since the launch of the "Everyday Low Fares" programme in May last year.

During the recent Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Travel Fair, its revenue grew by about three fold to RM11.7 million from RM3.4 million, he said.

"The Malaysia Airlines Travel Fair in February recorded 36 per cent growth to RM95 million this year as compared to RM70 million last year," he said.

Earlier, in his speech, Idris said the package was in line with MAS' vision to transform the airline into "The World's Five Star Value Carrier."

MAS are offering seven deals for economy class travel, one each for business and first class from today till year-end.

The deals are Premium Match, Business Companion, Economy+, Balik Kampung, Weekend Getaway, Kids Fly Free, MHFlex 1+1, 80 Per Cent Discounts off Domestic & ASEAN and Grab-A-Deal.

For more information log on to www.malaysiaairlines.com.

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Old April 16th, 2009, 11:49 AM   #1525
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MAS: No qualms about change
By Jeeva Arulampalam
Published: 2009/04/16

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Malaysia Airlines (MAS) (3786) has no qualms about changing its business model to survive as long as it maintains its five-star value carrier brand, says its chief.

"It's absolutely necessary and you need to change it radically to survive and win in such a tough operating environment," said MAS chief executive officer Datuk Seri Idris Jala after launching the airline's latest initiative dubbed the "MAS Stimulus Package" yesterday in Petaling Jaya.

Idris said sales for MAS' international flights have fallen slightly in line with global trends.

It continues to roll out new deals to cope with falling global passenger demand and boost sales for its first and business class travel. Airlines typically make money on premium travel.

Under the "MAS Stimulus Package", there are nine deals available until December 31 2009 for first, business and economy class travel.
The "Premium Match" deal will see it match the price of a passenger's previous first or businessclass travel on another airline for flights above three hours, either for Asean or international travel.

It is also offering a 50 per cent discount for the second business- class ticket purchased for a domestic, Asean or international flight under its "Business Companion"deal.

Under the seven economy-class deals, a child below 12 years old can travel free for every two adult economy class tickets purchased, while one companion can travel free with the purchase of one economy class ticket. Both deals, "Kids Fly Free" and "MHFlex 1+1", are applicable for domestic and Asean travel only.

Other deals include the "Balik Kampung" fare for weekend domestic flights and "Weekend Getaway" special for Asean flights. The airline is also offering up to 80 per cent discount off domestic and Asean travel booked online.

Two of its deals, which are available since last month, have drawn in sales of more than RM17.5 million.

"This shows that if you give the public what they want, they will travel," Idris said. Seats under the "Balik Kampung" package are sold out for the next two months.

He added that the nine deals are tailored to the size of the customer's wallet and will help stimulate travel demand. "... People are now (also) purchasing their tickets later, as they wait for better deals and prices."

Meanwhile, MAS said its revenue tripled to RM11.7 million from RM3.4 million during the recent Matta Travel Fair, while the MAS Travel Fair in February posted 36 per cent growth to RM95 million in 2009 compared to a year ago.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 12:08 PM   #1526
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MAS offers value deals
Thursday April 16, 2009



Travel stimulus: MAS cabin crew holding up the logos of the nine new flight
deals at the launch of the airline’s stimulus package at the MAS training
academy in Petaling Jaya yesterday


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines has announced special travel plans for its customers who fly domestic and international destinations to help them weather the challenging economic situation.

Under the airline’s “MHFlex, 1+1” deal, customers who buy an adult economy class ticket will be able to get another one free while the “Kids Fly Free” package allows a child below 12 to fly for free with every purchase of two adult economy class tickets.

“In times of crisis, products must be tailored to suit the wallets of consumers. People still intend to fly even during the economic crisis. We just have to provide them with options,” MAS managing director and CEO Datuk Seri Idris Jala said when unveiling nine deals under the airline’s stimulus package here yesterday.

The packages, available until the end of the year, cater to travellers in the first, business and economy classes.

Other deals includes the “Economy +” package which allows travellers to enjoy business class privileges while paying for economy class tickets.

For more information, visit the MAS website at www.malaysiaairlines.com.
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Malaysia Airlines plans airline buy-report


KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines (MASM.KL) (MAS) is looking at an airline purchase as it has a cash surplus, a local newspaper said on Thursday, citing a top company official.

"People always ask why we keep so much cash. We are positioning ourselves so that when the chance comes, we will be ready to grab it," MAS Managing Director Idris Jala told the Star newspaper.

"In the next two or three years, if the economic downturn persists, we won't even have to go looking. Opportunity will present itself to us."

The company had 3.57 billion ringgit ($990.3 million) in cash as of Dec. 31, the paper said.

A call to MAS was not answered immediately.

MAS also confirmed there were no more discussions with Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd (QAN.AX) about a maintenance venture after a memorandum of understanding expired recently, the paper said.

The paper said MAS was targeting 700 million ringgit of cost cuts this year. ($1=3.605 Malaysian Ringgit) (Reporting by Varsha Tickoo; Editing by Dhara Ranasinghe)
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Old April 21st, 2009, 07:44 AM   #1528
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AirAsia said planning big expansion in region
Published: 2009/04/21

BANGKOK: Low-cost carrier AirAsia (5099) is making huge expansion in Asia this year, flying to at least six more cities in India, Colombo in Sri Lanka and Taipei from either Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok.

According to industry sources, the airline is expected to start the Kuala Lumpur-Taipei route in June and Kuala Lumpur-Colombo sector in August.

"More destinations will be added, both in India and China, once new planes arrive. There will be new destinations from both Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok," the sources said.

Thai AirAsia chief executive officer Tassapon Bijleveld confirmed recently that Thailand's popular resort island Phuket would become the airline's second hub in the Kingdom after Bangkok.
He, however, declined to disclose the planned routes although it is believed that Hong Kong would be the first destination.

From September onwards, AirAsia, voted the best low-cost carrier by London-based consultancy group, Skytrax, is expected to fly to Chennai and Hyderabad from Bangkok once Thai AirAsia receives more new Airbus from its European maker.

The sources said AirAsia's long-haul airline, AirAsia X, is likely to fly to several more routes from Kuala Lumpur to India, namely its capital New Delhi, business hub Mumbai, IT City Bangalore, Amritsar in Punjab and Kochi, the second biggest city in Kerala.

The airline, which has advertised for station managers in the seven Indian cities, currently flies from Kuala Lumpur to Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirappalli City since last December.

Last week, AirAsia X launched the Kuala Lumpur-Tianjin flight and is planning to fly to Chengdu and Xian soon. Other cities in China served by AirAsia include Macau, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Guilin and Haikou. - Bernama
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Daily flights between KL-Stansted from July
Wednesday April 22, 2009

PETALING JAYA: From July 1, AirAsia X will have daily flights between London Stansted and Kuala Lumpur.

AirAsia X, which now has such flights five times a week, said the daily service was due to high passenger demand.

In a statement released yesterday, the airline said it was offering a one-way fare from as low as RM499 through online booking beginning yesterday to tomorrow at www.airasia.com.

It is for the travel period beginning July 3 to Jan 31 next year.

The statement said the KL-Stansted flight was quickly turning KL into a regional hub connecting three continents, with Australians flying into the Malaysian capital and connecting on AirAsia X to London.

“From KL, people are choosing from over 122 AirAsia routes,” said AirAsia X chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani.

“We are offering an affordable and alternative version of the ‘Kangaroo Route’ all the way from London via KL to Melbourne, Perth and the Gold Coast in Australia.”
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AirAsia X sets Taipei date
Published: 2009/04/24

AIRASIA X, the long-haul affiliate of budget carrier AirAsia Bhd (5099), will start flying the Kuala Lumpur-Taipei route on July 1.

It will begin with five direct flights a week.

"Taipei is the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle to our oriental network strategy. Our ultra-low fares will entice the Taiwanese public and Malaysians who reside, work and study in Taiwan to fly home to connect with their families," AirAsia regional head of commercial Kathleen Tan said in a statement issued yesterday in Kuala Lumpur.

She said the low fares will help stimulate new travel demand and boost tourism in both countries.
"AirAsia has a strong domestic high frequency network that enables Taiwanese to visit domestic locations like Penang, Langkawi, Sabah, Sarawak. We also provide connectivity to other destinations such as Bali, Phuket, Australia and London," Tan said.

AirAsia held a media briefing in Taipei yesterday that was attended by Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre for Taiwan president Datuk Abdullah Mohd Salleh and the director of Tourism Malaysia's office in Taipei, Muhamad Nasir Pahmi.

Some of Taipei's attractions are its National Museum of History, the Red Pavilion Theater and the Taipei Financial Centre.

"With the large number of Malaysians of Chinese origin, we believe that Taiwanese visitors will find themselves on familiar ground in Malaysia.

Malaysian tourists will also feel at home in Taipei and, for Muslim visitors, finding halal restaurants will not be a very big problem," Abdullah said.

Taiwanese visitors to Malaysia must apply for a social visit visa that costs T$240, which is valid for two months.

The one-way fare to Taipei is from RM101, excluding airport tax and administration fees, and is applicable for online booking only.

The booking period is from today until May 3 for travel between July 1 this year and January 31 next year.
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MASkargo is best air cargo carrier in Asia
Published: 2009/04/25

MALAYSIA Airlines Cargo Sdn Bhd (MASkargo) won the Best Air Cargo Carrier in Asia title at the 23rd Annual Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards 2009 (AFSCA) in Hong Kong on Friday.

The national air cargo carrier was nominated for Best Air Cargo Carrier (Asia), Best Air Cargo Terminal (Asia) and Best Green Service Provider (Airline) titles, said MASkargo in a statement today.

The award was received by its general manager of revenue management, Jamaluddin Ismail, who was accompanied by the MASkargo team.

"The is a testament of the efficiency and world-class handling service provided by MASkargo," he said. -- Bernama
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MAS offers flight changes at no charge
Wednesday April 29, 2009

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines passengers who have booked to travel to Los Angeles or New York can make changes to their flights at no charge from now until the end of May.

The offer from the airline came in the wake of reported cases of swine flu in several places in the United States including California, New York and Texas, and in Mexico and Canada.

MAS director of operations Datuk Tajuden Abu Bakar said the airline would be assisting the Health Ministry in expediting the screening process of its passengers arriving from the United States, particularly for those with connecting flights.

The screening is being carried out by the ministry as a precaution against the swine flu outbreak and passengers with obvious symptoms will be quarantined.

“We will do our best to minimise this although the exercise is expected to slow down the incoming flow of traffic before the immigration lane. Currently, no travel restrictions have been issued.

“At this stage, MAS has not seen a drop in travel demand and we are still operating normally,” Tajuden said in a statement here yesterday.

The airline, he said, was also in close and constant touch with officials from Malaysia Airports Bhd, the ministry and other airport operators to discuss handling procedures and on how best to manage the issue.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as necessary,” he added.
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AirAsia And Scicom Establish World-class Contact Centre
April 28



All systems go: Fernandes and AirAsia Bhd chairman Datuk Aziz Bakar (right)
launching Asian Contact Centres while Ariyanayakam (centre) and Scicom
director Harry Menon (second from left) look on yesterday. TheStar


KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 (Bernama) -- AirAsia Bhd together with Scicom (MSC) Bhd have established Asian Contact Centre Sdn Bhd to serve the low-cost carrier's customers from around the world.

AirAsia's group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes said the airline was looking to provide better quality services through the world-class contact centre set up under the collaboration.

"We are looking at solutions rather than avoiding complaints. The establishment of the contact centre, we believe, is another step towards providing quality services," he told reporters at the launch of Asian Contact Centre here today.

"For the past two weeks, I have not received any complaint and services are improving," he said.

Also present at the launch was Scicom's chief executive officer Leo Ariyanayakam.

The contact centre, an equal-partnership joint venture company that started operations on Feb 16 this year, is aimed at meeting customers' expectations and ensure that their booking needs and enquiries are handled efficiently.

Currently, it serves AirAsia's customers from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Operations will soon expand to serve customers in Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, the Middle East and India, AirAsia said.

Asked about the impact of the Thai political crisis on the airline, Fernandes said business was still strong and AirAsia's load factor to Bangkok was 74 percent yesterday.

"I think Southeast Asia is very resilient. There are a lot of opportunities and demand. People still want to fly. The other Thai destinations are also unaffected, and Thailand is an unique place," he said.

-- BERNAMA
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AirAsia doesn’t expect ops to be affected by flu



From left: AirAsia group CEO Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes, Maybank executive
vice president, head, cards & payments, consumer banking Ashraf Ali Kadir
and American Express head of global network services, Japan, Asia Pacific &
Australia senior vice president Kula Kulendran at the launch.


KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd does not expect its operations to be affected by the outbreak of the deadly swine flu, said group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes.

“These things happen, we’ve been through them, I think globally, everyone is prepared for pandemics like these,” he said after the launch of a new service that will see the acceptance of American Express cards for payment of AirAsia flight tickets here yesterday.

Fernandes said he was “gloomy” about the economy but was “not too worried” about the swine flu.

“We (AirAsia) will still grow, expansion plans are still on track.

“If anything, we may see a shift towards short-haul travel in this region,” he said, adding that the low-cost carrier saw a 21% year-on-year increase in its passenger volume for the first quarter of this year, when it flew 3.1 million guests.

“We are confident that this number will grow now that American Express cardmembers can easily book seats with us,” he said.

AirAsia aims to grow its corporate segment, currently comprising about 5% of customer base via the new partnership, “but we don’t have any specific targets,” he added.

Since the service commenced on April 2, more than 12,000 transactions have been conducted.

Malayan Banking Bhd acquired the American Express business in Malaysia in 2006.

Since then, card spending by members has grown more than 90%, according to Kula Kulendran, American Express senior vice-president and head of global network services for Japan, Asia Pacific and Australia.
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Boeing Unveils Performance, Comfort Changes to Next-Generation 737s
April 29, 2009 11:53 AM
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 (Bernama) -- Boeing announced that seven airlines will be the first to incorporate the new, spacious 737 Boeing Sky Interior starting in late 2010, which features soft, blue-sky-like lighting overhead.

The airlines are FlyDubai (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), Continental Airlines (Houston), Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (Fornebu, Norway), Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), TUI Travel PLC (London), GOL Airlines (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Lion Air (Jakarta, Indonesia).

In a statement from Seattle Tuesday, Boeing said the 787 Style in the World's Leading Single-Aisle Airplane Drawing from years of research was used to design the interior for the 787 Dreamliner.

The 737 Boeing Sky Interior features new, 787-style modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals that draw passengers' eyes to the airplane's windows, giving passengers a greater connection to the flying experience, it said.

On a more practical note, the sidewall design integrates the air vent so that before-flight security checks go more quickly for maintenance staff.

The new design offers larger, pivoting overhead stowage bins that add to the openness of the cabin. The bins give more passengers room to store a carry-on roll-aboard near their own seat, adding both extra convenience and extra legroom.

Boeing said it had redesigned reading-light switches so passengers can find them more easily and avoid accidentally pressing the flight-attendant call button.

Speakers were integrated into each row's passenger-service unit to improve sound and clarity of public address operations, while the new integrated air vent and improved noise-dampening materials reduce overall cabin noise.

Boeing said changes to the Next-Generation 737 were more than cosmetic as the firm was targeting a two percent reduction in fuel consumption by 2011 through a combination of airframe and engine improvements.

Airplane structural improvements would reduce drag on the airplane, reducing fuel use by about one percent.

Boeing's engine partner, CFM, is contributing the other one percent fuel savings through hardware changes to its engine.

Continental Airlines would make a Next-Generation 737-800 available to Boeing to flight test the performance improvements.

-- BERNAMA
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MAS issues operating guidelines on handling outbreak
Thursday April 30, 2009

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has issued standard operating procedures to all its staff and crew members on the handling of passengers in the wake of the swine flu outbreak.

The measures include the close monitoring of passengers for any signs of illness, maintaining high standards of hygiene and special handling of people suspected of being infected with the virus.

MAS general manager for corporate safety, security, health and environment Dr Ooi Teong Siew said the procedures, which were similar to those implemented during the SARS outbreak in 2005, were based on World Health Organisation and the International Air Transport Asso*ciation guidelines.

“The procedures have been issued to our crew members, airport operations staff, maintenance and cleaning personnel and all workers directly involved in the handling of passengers, cargo and baggage.

“Our staff have also been provided with information on swine flu in our efforts to enhance their general awareness of hygiene to minimise the risk of infection,” he said.

Dr Ooi said the measures also included the provision of passenger services and sufficient health safety equipment on board flights, public hygiene and sanitation in which the aircraft would be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected upon disembarkation, and maintaining high levels of cleanliness during in-flight service and ground service.

He said MAS would continue to coordinate with the Health Ministry on the preventive guidelines.
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AirAsia unveils new promotion campaign
Published: 2009/04/30

LOW-COST carrier AirAsia Bhd has launched a “No Bull! No Fuel Surcharge” campaign, which assures passengers flying on AirAsia and AirAsia X that they will only have to pay for the cost of their fares, airport taxes and administration fees.

The promotion is available from all its hubs in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bangkok, Kota Kinabalu, Bandung, Johor Baru and Bali. Prices start as low as RM25 one-way to Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi, Ho Chi Minh, Medan, Padang and Surabaya, and RM45 one-way to Hanoi, Bali, Solo, Manado, Makassar and Yogyakarta.

Guests can book their seats to all AirAsia international destinations until May 10 2009 for travel between July 1 and November 30 2009 via www.airasia.com or mobile.airasia.com.
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MAS puts in place precautionary measures
Written by The Edge Financial Daily
Wednesday, 29 April 2009 23:54

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines has put in place precautionary measures amid the swine flu outbreak, said its general manager for corporate safety, security, health and environment, Captain Dr Ooi Teong Siew.

In a statement today, he said Malaysia Airlines was assisting the Ministry of Health to expedite the screening of its passengers arriving from the United States and other affected countries.

Ooi said the screening was being carried out by the ministry and passengers with obvious symptoms would be quarantined.

He said the airline had activated operating procedures for pandemic flu based on WHO and IATA guidelines.

Ooi said the procedures had been issued to Malaysia Airlines crew members, airport operations staff, maintenance and cleaning personnel and all other staff directly involved in the handling of passengers, cargo and baggage.

"In particular, Malaysia Airlines’ primary measures relate to special handling of suspects, provision of passenger services, public hygiene and sanitation, maintaining high levels of cleanliness during inflight service and ground service provision.

"These measures include close monitoring of passengers for any signs of illness, provision of sufficient inventory of health safety equipment onboard and thorough cleaning and disinfection of the aircraft upon passenger disembarkation. This is similar to that implemented during the SARS outbreak," he said.

Ooi also said Malaysia Airlines staff had also been provided with information on swine flu in efforts to heighten general awareness of hygiene to minimise the risk of infection.

"At this stage, there are no travel restrictions in place and Malaysia Airlines is still operating normally. However, passengers who have booked to travel to Los Angeles or New York can make changes to their flights at no charge from now until the end of May," he said.
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