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Old February 17th, 2011, 11:36 AM   #761
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RM16 mln to link two roads in Sandakan
by Winnie Kasmir. Posted on February 6, 2011, Sunday
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SANDAKAN: The government has approved RM16 million upgrading project for the Lintas Sibuga Road-Batu Sapi to link with Utara Road here to solve traffic congestion in the area.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman, who disclosed this during a dinner reception with Head of State Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar Haji Mahiruddin at the official residence of Sandakan Municipal Council president Datuk Ir James Wong on Thursday, said the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) had allocated the RM16 million.

The upgrading project for a 2.75km two-lane route for each direction is to start early this year, he said, adding that traffic congestion faced by residents would be solved once completed.

“The upgrading project will be implemented soon as we promised to the residents during the parliamentary by-election for Batu Sapi,” Musa said.

Lintas Sibuga Road-Batu Sapi is traffic congestion-prone area due to eight schools, Sandakan Prison, Sport Complex and Temporary Detention Centre are located along the route.

Musa also said more infrastructure facilities would be built in this state for the benefit of the people.

Among the projects on the cards are to upgrade the Sandakan Airport into an international airport as well as building educational hub that will put various of educational institutions together.

“Implementing these projects will benefit the residents and they will surely encourage investors to invest in Sabah especially in Sandakan,” he said.

Among the officials in attendance were Parliament Deputy Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Peter Pang En Yin and Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah.

Musa and his wife Datuk Hajah Faridah Haji Tussin the Head of State and his consort Datin Seri Panglima Hajah Norlida Datuk RM Jasni attended several open houses by Chinese community leaders here as well as by State Cabinet Ministers, members of parliament and State assemblymen.

While in Sandakan, the Chief Minister spared some times visiting the family of Gum-Gum People’s Development Officer (PKR), Salamat Madali who passed away on Thursday.

Musa also presented assistance to some Chinese schools here.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 01:50 AM   #762
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Airlines and destinations
Passengers Terminal
Local Flights | International Flights
Code:
                    Airlines                    Destinations
 Malaysia
                    Malaysia Airlines           Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur,
                                                Kuching, Bandung(begin March 2011)

                    AirAsia                     Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur,  
                                                Kuching, Miri, Penang, Sibu

                    Firefly                     Subang, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching

                    Berjaya Air                 Ipoh (Charter)
Code:
 South Korea
                    Asiana Airlines             Seoul-Incheon ( Charter )
Cargo Terminal
Freight AIRLINES
Code:
 MASkargo                                    Tokyo-Narita
 Qatar Airways Cargo                         Doha
Senai to be Firefly's southern hub come May
By Presenna Nambiar Published: 2011/02/23
http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...ESDAI/Article/



FIREFLY'S second phase of expansion involves making largely ignored Senai International Airport in Johor Baru as its southern hub come May 2011.

Currently only Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and AirAsia service Senai airport.

The second prong of its plans will also see it setting up in Kota Kinabalu International Airport earlier than planned, to support its parent MAS' operations there.

Initial plans had only been for it to start operating an aircraft out of Kota Kinabalu airport in 2012.

This brings the total number of hubs to five, including Skypark Subang, Penang International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

"Yes, today Senai airport may not look very attractive, but we are looking at the long term. In five years, we think the place will blossom," Firefly managing director Datuk Eddy Leong told reporters in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

He said the fact that Senai airport is two and a half times cheaper than Changi Airport to operate in, mainly due to currency exchange, will also work to its benefit once the Iskandar region is in full swing.

Firefly will park two leased Boeing 737-400s in Senai airport for its operations there.

Leong said the plan was to operate B737-400s there until demand grows enough for it to start using B737-800s.

B737-400s are three and a half times cheaper to lease than B737-800s.

Its plans include starting international flights out of Senai to Indonesian destinations such as Jakarta, Surabaya and Bandung in the third quarter of the year and to Bangkok, Thailand, in the fourth quarter.

It is currently trying to secure air rights to the destinations.

Currently, Senai airport does not offer international flights.

Firefly will start operations out of Senai airport with double daily flights to both Kuching and Kota Kinabalu in May and June respectively.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 01:52 AM   #763
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MAHB a step closer to venturing into China
By Kamarul Yunus Published: 2011/02/23
http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...acina/Article/

MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) (5014) has reached another milestone in its quest to enter China with the signing of a joint cooperation agreement (JCA) with Nagamas Enterprise Hong Kong Ltd (NEL).

The JCA will allow MAHB to help Nagamas Enterprise, a unit of Malaysia's Nagamas International Bhd, develop and expand a small airport in Yongzhou City in Hunan province.

MAHB chairman Tan Sri Aris Othman said the company, through its subsidiary, Malaysia Airports Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd, will conduct more studies with NEL to see how both parties can develop the Yongzhou Lingling Airport.

"We have to do a lot of study. We need to see what is the pattern of transportation available now. The nearest airport is about 500km away and a lot of people travel to Yongzhou either by train or road.
"We have to see the current traffic volume, including cargo as well. We need to renovate and build more parking stands, upgrade runways and parking aprons, and make the airport more efficient, which will then attract more airlines."

Aris spoke to reporters at the Yongzhou China-Asean Economic, Trade and Investment Promotion luncheon talk in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

The JCA with NEL is a follow up to the memorandum of understanding signed between MAHB and provincial government of Hunan last year.

NEL also signed JCA with Yongzhou municipal government to design, build and develop Yongzhou airport into logistic hub, halal hub as well as umrah and haj centres.

"This is important as we want to develop the Yongzhou airport into a regional hub. Probably our first interest is to make it the first low-cost carrier terminal in China," Nagamas executive chairman Datuk Ng Kek Kiong said.

Aris said there is a need to develop a bigger airport so that people will frequently travel by air and subseqently attract more airlines to fly to Yongzhou airport.

"China still remains a huge potential business destination for us and we have taken another step towards venturing into China, as we have the expertise to manage airports globally."

He added that the Yongzhou airport has great potentials to be a cargo hub.

Aris said, currently, there are some three flights daily at the airport.

The airport, he noted, had seen a 100 per cent increase in terms of passenger traffic, from 30,000 in 2009 to about 60,000 last year.

Apart from China, Aris said MAHB is also negotiating with several foreign parties to manage and operate airports in their countries.

"There are some in the pipeline. It is still at the negotiation stage. But we have been successful in India and Turkey," he said.

He added that MAHB is currently bidding for the development of Madinah Airport in Saudi Arabia.

"We have been shortlisted. But the authorities have extended the deadline to announce the winner to one or two months.

"The bidding was supposed to close by the end of this month," he said.

Earlier reports said that a consortium, whose members included MAHB, has been prequalified to bid for work of the first phase of the extension of Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Madinah. Other members in the consortium included Bakri International Energy Co, Almabani General Contractors-Impregilo SpA and Riyad Bank.

The MAHB consortium is one of eight consortias shortlisted by the General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia to bid for the US$1.5 billion (RM4.58 billion) development, which is part of a wider US$10.5 billion (RM32.03 billion) project to reform and liberalise the kingdom's airport sector.

MAHB's other overseas ventures are in India (Delhi and Hyderabad International airports), Turkey (Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport) and Maldives (Male International Airport).
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By VANES DEVINDRAN Tuesday November 9, 2010
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.as...89&sec=sarawak



Soaring high: Firefly will operate a new fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft to
Sarawak and Sabah from Jan 15 next year.


FIREFLY, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines (MAS), will fly to Sarawak and Sabah from Jan 15 next year to facilitate MAS in terms of flight connectivity, particularly for the European market.

Flyfirefly Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Eddy Leong said the airline would begin operating on the East Malaysian route from Kuala Lumpur International Airport with a new fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

“We believe the code-sharing with MAS will give us a competitive edge over other low-cost carriers,” he said when revealing Firefly’s expansion plan to the media in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, yesterday.

He said that Sarawak and Sabah provided good revenue in terms of cargo as well.

From Jan 15, Firefly will fly twice daily from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching and Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu. From Jan 24, it will fly four times daily from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching and thrice daily from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu.

It plans to increase the frequency from time to time while it adds more aircraft to its fleet.

Leong revealed that Firefly intended to purchase 30 Boeing 737-800 from 2011 and 2015 in a five-year expansion drive and aimed to fly to all major Asean countries.

The destinations, he said, would be made known once the traffic routes and slots were sorted out.

Firefly hoped to add six aircraft next year, seven in 2012, seven in 2013, five in 2014 and five in 2015 under phase one of its expansion plan, he added.

It had secured four aircraft on lease, said Leong, adding that the airline would offer tickets at a competitive price, a bit of frills and award-winning service.

With the launch of the new routes, Firefly is offering 50,000 seats at RM9 one way. Bookings can be made online at fireflyz.com.my and through mobile booking at m.fireflyz.com.my.

The booking period will last until Nov 14 for travel from Jan 15 to May 31 next year.
Firefly's Boeing 737-800 (new)


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Hornbill Skyways
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Hornbill Skyways is a regional charter helicopter service operating in towns and rural areas in Sarawak, Malaysia. Its business idea was to provide air services to rural areas in Sarawak. Hornbill Skyways also owns 3 fixed-wing aircraft on their fleet:
1 Cessna Citation X (reportedly sold off to other operator,but still in operation)
2 Beechcraft Super King Air , One (9M-WSB) is painted in a revised livery.
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Sarawak offers land to AirAsia for LCCT
Saturday March 5, 2011
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KUCHING: The Sarawak government has offered a piece of land next to the Kuching International Airport to AirAsia Bhd to build a dedicated low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT), said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan.

He said the LCCT would not only draw more air travellers but also boost the state's tourism industry and double its revenue.

“The state government has offered land to AirAsia to set up an LCCT here. Now, AirAsia just need to build the terminal. They (AirAsia and the state government) are talking seriously,” Dr Chan, also the state's Tourism and Heritage Minister, told Bernama yesterday.

AirAsia has plans to turn Sarawak into a low-cost air travel hub with extensive domestic and international connections.

The plan to set up an LCCT in Sarawak was because the airport tax of RM51 imposed at the KL International Airport was considered too high by travellers.

Dr Chan urged Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) to seriously consider reducing the airport tax and charges so as to develop new traffic and to further promote the state's tourism industry.

He said the high airport tax had hindered AirAsia from increasing flight frequency and introducing new routes in the state.

“It is a chicken and egg situation. MAHB should seriously consider lowering the airport tax or charging a minimum rate. It is better than having none, especially when the Miri, Sibu and Bintulu airports are not very busy.” - Bernama
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Malaysian Cargo Airlines
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Transmile Air Services is a cargo airline based in Malaysia. It is an express freight and freighter charter company. The airline was established in November 1993. It has courier transportation services between Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia and services international companies such as DHL Worldwide Express , United Parcel Service, Air Macau and CEN Worldwide , among others. Transmile also provides aircraft charters and wet leases specialists with experience operating cargo flights around the world. Transmile Air was designated a National Cargo Carrier by the Malaysian Transport Ministry in 1996. Transmile is a corporation listed on Bursa Malaysia or (Malaysia Exchange).
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Neptune Air
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Neptune Air is a cargo airline based in Malaysia.Their affiliates and partners are Neptune Capital Inc. of Malaysia, Airmark Aviation, Tri-MG Intra Asia Airlines of Indonesia,Pacific East Asia Airlines of Philippines and Thai Global Airlines of Thailand.


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Transmile proposes scheme to ring fence Transmile Air Services, invite investors
Written by Joseph Chin of theedgemalaysia.com
Friday, 04 March 2011 20:04
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KUALA LUMPUR: Beleaguered TRANSMILE GROUP BHD [], whose shares has been suspended since Thursday, March 3, has proposed a scheme of arrangement to ring fence its unit Transmile Air Services Sdn Bhd (TAS) and preserve it as a going concern.

The scheme would involve two inter-conditional schemes of arrangement by Transmile and TAS as the group looked into the possibility of inviting new potential investors into TAS, which is the main operating subsidiary in the group.

The proposed schemes are to avert the delisting of the group which has continued to suffer losses since a scandal was unearthed back in 2007 which saw inflated revenue of around RM625 million between the financial years 2004 and 2006.

Under the TAS scheme announced on Friday, March 4, the total amount outstanding was about RM680.3 million as at Dec 31, 2010. The creditors consisted of Transmile (by virtue of the debt owed by TAS to Transmile) and the financial lenders of TAS.

As for Transmile, its own creditors would comprise of the financial lenders with potential claims of up to RM426.5 million as at Dec 31, 2010.

The proposed two-stage TAS scheme would be firstly to revamp TAS’ debt and inter-company debt while the second would be to invite new potential investor(s) to be identified.

The plan is to transfer the TAS debts to a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to be owned by Transmile together with the sales proceeds from the proposed disposal of the MD-11F aircraft amounting to about US$68 million (RM210.4 million).

The proceeds from the disposal of the aircraft would be retained by the SPV and shall be applied (except for Transmile) based upon the final outcome of a legal case concerning the question of whether the medium-term notes holders have priority in repayment against the other financial lenders.

Transmile said the debt restructuring also entails the waiver of inter-company debts of RM60.3 million which TAS owed to two units.

Upon completion of the debt revamp, Transmile would seek potential investors. The proceeds would be used to settle the amounts owed to the creditors of Transmile and TAS.

As for the proposed Transmile scheme, it would hinge on the TAS scheme would be assigning the potential proceeds from proposed investors and also effect the inter-company waiver.

To recap, the sale of four MD-11 aircraft to Federal Express Corporation for US$68 million (RM207 million) last month was only enough to pare down 39% of RM528.9 million in outstanding debt obligations, leaving it with a balance of around RM320.1 million in debt obligations.

As at Dec 31, 2010, the group had long-term assets of RM121.2 million, and cash equivalents of RM27.9 million. Its shareholders’ fund is in deficit of RM147 million while total borrowings stood at RM531.5 million.

Last month, its managing director Liu Tai Sin told The Edge that the target for this year was to resolve all its debt woes so as to turn the company around.
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Germans consider use of biofuel in aircraft
Published: 2011/03/07
http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...cle/index_html

Airlines in Malaysia, which have been pioneering the development of biofuel, might be interested to know that German experts are "actively considering" the use of biofuel in aircraft.

Indeed, the subject of biofuel for use in aircraft has gained momentum.

This emerged at a crowded Cargo Climate Care Conference in Frankfurt last Tuesday, organised by Lufthansa-Cargo (LH-Cargo), the world's biggest cargo carrier, with the participation of internationally renowned experts on the subject.

Karl-Heinze Koepfle, chairman of LH-Cargo said "environmental care" had always been "top priority" for the carrier.

"LH-Cargo did not back away from its responsibility to environment protection, even as we had the worst recession in post-war history, and did research and deploy lighter aircraft," he added.

Joachim Buse, vice-president of Aviation Fuel at Deutsche Lufthansa, said the airline was conscious of the fact that biofuel, extracted from agricultural crops, could lead to food shortage and increased prices.

He referred to a plant cultivated in Mexico, which could possibly be used as a source of fuel as it was neither consumed by humans or animals. It's use will not create any food shortage or affect consumption by humans.

"We do not want to become a competitor for the food sector," said Buse, ading that the consumption of the plant would not create any food shortage.

Malaysia was involved in research projects to create fuel processed from palm fruit.

Buse also revealed that Lufthansa had applied to the German authorities to fly aircraft with biofuel. "This would be the first time an aircraft would fly on the basis of biofuel.

"We will operate an A-123 aircraft on a six-month trial basis and thereafter review the situation. Six scientific institutes will be involved in closely monitoring the A123 fligts with biofuel," Buse said.

He also said the process of issuing a permit was in the "final stage".

There is mounting public pressure on airlines to develop alternative fuels to conserve the planet's resources, besides saving costs.

LH-Cargo, which has been in the forefront of the energy-conservation drive, has been encouraging young researchers and students at universities to work on alternative energy. The carrier has been offering them special awards for their contribution in environmental conservation.

At the Frankfurt conference, for instance, LH-Cargo gave out a "Young Reserchers Award 2011" to a group of three engineering students from the Munich University for applied sciences.

Another award was given to an Austrian mechanical engineer for his work in the field of fatigue proof light-weight design, at the Montan University in Leoben, Austria. - Bernama
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Second aerospace plant in Penang
By DAVID TAN Friday March 11, 2011
http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story...&if_height=653



The proposed facility will make aircraft components and
parts to aircraft producers like Boeing and Airbus — Reuters


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Firm plans facility to produce aircraft components, parts
GEORGE TOWN: An Asean-based aerospace company is making substantial investment in a manufacturing plant in Seberang Prai, Penang this year.

Sources told StarBiz the investment by the company had received endorsement from the relevant authorities and an announcement would be made very soon.

A site in Seberang Prai had been identified for the manufacturing facility, the sources said.

The proposed facility would make aircraft components and parts to support the parent company's business, which supplies engine mount assemblies, complex engine cases, brackets and links for Boeing, MD11, Airbus aircraft, and executive jetliners such as Gulfstream IV, Canadair RJ-700, and Global Express, the sources added.

The investments could run into “hundreds of million of ringgit” and create hundreds of value-added jobs, the sources said.

Employing over 1,000 employees in Asia and Europe, the parent company has manufacturing sites in Suzhou, (China) Munich, (Germany) and Singapore.

The parent company is recognised as a worldwide leader in the global aircraft industry, specialising in the machining of tough and high-temperature alloys such as stainless steels, titanium and nickel-based alloys of complex geometry.

This will be the second aerospace manufacturing facility in Penang, following the investment made by the US-based Honeywell Aerospace for a manufacturing facility in the Prai Industrial Estate in 2008.

Meanwhile, it is learnt that the parent company already has a related manufacturing facility here that can provide equipment manufacturing and precision engineering support for the aerospace investment in Seberang Prai.

According to a recent report by Global Industry Analysts Inc, the global aircraft, engines, parts and equipment market is expected to reach US$122bil by 2015.

The report said Asia would buy a large percentage of short-haul, low-cost airplanes, driven by the growing popularity of low-cost carriers, and also by new government spending on regional aviation infrastructure projects such as new terminal facilities.
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Aero Mall to liven up Senai airport
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Developments at the Senai International Airport in Johor are expected to accelerate following the set-up of the Aero Mall, a stand-alone and external airport mall.

"There are now RM2.5 billion worth of ongoing projects at the airport area," Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd (SATS) chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Sidik Shaik Osman told Business Times in an interview.

They include the RM2 billion Senai High Tech Park and the Free Zone Logistics and Aerospace Industrial Park.

Sidik said the Aero Mall, which will open on July 1, will set a new wave of development for SATS, which has 1,120ha surrounding the Senai airport.

The RM80 million, 173,338 sq ft mall is an integrated lifestyle complex adjoining the airport. It has 29 retail outlets and 30,000 sq ft piazza area. Some 70 per cent of the lots have been taken up for shopping, entertainment and dining facilities.
Sidik said that there are also plans for a cineplex and a digital complex.

"When we took over the airport in 2003, it was just a building to service passengers flying to Kuala Lumpur. We have expanded service to include flights to Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, and other facilities.

"Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia operate some 220 flights a week (out of the airport) and we hope that will be increased as we work to grow air traffic and passenger volume," Sidik said.

"Passenger traffic at the airport is now more than two million, including meeters and greeters. We expect this to double in the next three years."

Sidik expects new developments in Iskandar Malaysia in the state to contribute to the airport's growth.

Ongoing projects at Iskandar Malaysia include Legoland, premium factory outlets, universities and hospitals, targeted to be ready by 2012.

"Iskandar is expecting some four million visitors a year. We think this will increase air traffic and passenger volume. The airport can handle up to 4.5 million passengers a year before it requires any expansion."

On the Senai High Tech Park and the Free Zone Logistics, Sidik said that SATS might undertake a fund-raising exercise, in the form of internal funds and loans, to get the projects moving.

He is ambitious about both projects and is confident that they will attract investors.

The high-tech park has drawn interest from investors in the US, Europe and China who are in various sectors, including semiconductor and solar energy.

There are confirmed investments from China's EQ Solar Technology International Sdn Bhd, which will invest US$500 million (RM1.6 billion) to produce solar modules, and leading industrial gas provider MOX-Linde Gases Sdn Bhd, which plans to set up an industrial gas separation plant.

"We have incentives to attract investors. Those who come into the Iskandar region will enjoy low income tax, among other things," Sidik said.

Still, SATS may face stiff competion from Singapore, the KL International Airport and the Port Klang Free Zone, which are also aggressively attracting investors through various incentives.
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Kelantan in China-direct flights talk
Published: 2011/03/28
http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...cle/index_html

The Kelantan government has entered into a collaborative agreement with a private airline to mount direct charted flights to China in an effort to expand the state's tourism industry.

State Economic Planning, Finance and the Welfare Committee Chairman Datuk Husam Musa said the maiden flight would take off on April 28.

"At the exco meeting today, we have agreed to collaborate with the private airline to have direct flights between Kota Baharu and Chengdu and Kota Baharu and Shichuan, China," he told reporters after the Kelantan state exco meeting chaired by Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat here today.

Husam said the direct flight from Kota Baharu to China will take three-and-a-half hours compared with a flight duration of four hours and 30 minutes from the Kl Internatonal Airport in Sepang. -- Bernama
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