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Old August 3rd, 2015, 10:47 AM   #881
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Wasn't the LCC Terminal demolished with the opening of the new terminal?
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Wasn't the LCC Terminal demolished with the opening of the new terminal?
If I'm not wrong, it's currently in use as AirAsia's head office... But even if AA moves out in the near future, I heard the LCCT will be converted for use as an air freight operator complex!
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LABUAN AIRPORT



Labuan Airport (IATA: LBU, ICAO: WBKL) is an airport that serves the federal territory of Labuan in Malaysia. The airport is 2.5 km (1.6 mi) or 5 km (3.1 mi) by road from Victoria (Labuan Town). It was planned for Labuan Airport to be a regional hub for connecting flights within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) but this plan was postponed due to logistics and unsuitability.

At present, this airport is being expanded to accommodate larger aircraft such as the Boeing 747 and the Airbus A330, with 4 aerobridges. In 2008, the airport handled 550,859 passengers, 11,328 aircraft movements and over 4,500 metric tonnes of cargo. The airport is able to handle over 1.2 million passengers per year.


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Old October 11th, 2015, 05:47 AM   #885
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Airports in Malaysian Borneo
Kuching International Airport, Sarawak


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Old October 21st, 2015, 09:47 AM   #886
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Senai International Airport
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Old October 27th, 2015, 03:27 AM   #889
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Guangzhou, Shenzhen direct flight to boost Sarawak tourism
October 27, 2015, Tuesday
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KUCHING: Direct flight connectivity between Kuching to Guangzhou and Shenzhen is the first step to increase the number of mainland Chinese tourists visiting Sarawak.

Consul-General of The People’s Republic of China in Kuching Liu Quan believed that direct flight connectivity between cities in China and Sarawak would boost the number of mainland Chinese tourists visiting the state in the long run.

To be pragmatic, he however, suggested that the effort might start with connecting Sarawak directly to the two main cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

“Tourism is now very popular among the Chinese. There are so many cities in China. Out of the many cities, it is in my opinion that Sarawak should connect directly with Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

“This is because there are many rich, young entrepreneurs in these two metropolitan cities.

“And these entrepreneurs prefer to go on trips where they can do jungle trekking and other relaxing activities. And Sarawak which offers eco-tourism or CAN (culture, adventure and nature) tourism could appeal to them. Trekking in places like Santubong and Mulu would be the kind of activities that they like,” said Liu recently when making a working visit to The Borneo Post here.

Apart from direct flight connectivity, Liu said Sarawak could also start to promote tourism in the provinces which have already established relationships with Sarawak.

“Since I started as consul-general here, I have seen two Letters of Intent signed, one between Yunnan and Sarawak and the other between Fujian and Sarawak. There is friendship city status established between Kuching South City Council (MBKS) with Quanzhou and Kuching North City Council (DBKU) with Dali.

“Sarawak can start its tourism promotion in these two cities Quanzhou and Dali first since a good relationship has been built,” suggested Liu.

Citing the last trip made by Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, he said the state government has been doing a lot of promotion in China to attract Chinese tourists to come to Sarawak.

Apart from eco-tourism, Liu said like local Chinese, mainland Chinese also like to savour good food.

As Sarawak already has the prerequisite of having an array of food variety, it would be easy for Sarawak to attract these tourists.

“Another activity that may attract (mainland) Chinese is golf. With the golf course(s) in Sarawak and the fresh air, I believe Sarawak as a whole can be an attraction to our tourists,” said Liu.

Liu however, said if Sarawak hoped to attract more (mainland) Chinese tourists, the state would have to prepare for the coming of these tourists by building more hotels and other entertainment facilities.

“When our tourists come, they want to enjoy life. They want good hotels, clean food and other conveniences. There were already cases in other countries where these countries failed to cater to the needs of our tourists when they arrived because the number was just too huge,” said Liu.
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Malaysia Airlines commences partnership with Universal Charter Malaysia
October 29, 2015, Thursday
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) has entered into a partnership with Universal Charter Sdn Bhd to provide scheduled air charter services between Kota Kinabalu to sectors in China beyond the airline’s network.

Commencing Dec 15, 2015 until March 31, 2016, the agreement would see 180 charter flights being operated from Tianjin, Nanning and Chengdu to Kota Kinabalu, connecting Chinese tourists to Malaysia, it said in a statement after the signing ceremony yesterday.

MAB Head of Strategy and Planning Proteek Sengupta said: “We are excited to begin a partnership with Universal Charters which will enable Malaysia Airlines to strengthen its presence in China”.

This makes good business sense as MAB would be able to operate and build a presence in one of the biggest tourism markets in the world.

“Utilising our B737-800 for this service, passengers will experience better overall in-flight comfort,” he added. — Bernama
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HK Airline company plans launching flights to Kuching
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 | MYT 12:23 PM
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KUCHING: A Hong Kong airline company is interested to mount scheduled direct flights to here, said Sarawak Tourism Minister, Datuk Amar Abang Abdul Rahman Johari Tun Abang Openg.

Abang Johari said the ministry has concluded negotiations with the company and a memorandum of understanding would be signed on Dec 18.

He said HK was a strategic hub with good interconnection with southern China, South Korea and Japan and the HK-Kuching sector could result in more Chinese tourists coming to the state, as Chinese nationals would always visit HK first before travelling overseas.

"Also, the e-visa facility for Chinese tourists, which will be implemented from Jan 2, 2016 will further boost Malaysia's tourism sector," he said in his winding-up speech at the Sarawak State Assembly sitting here today.

On state tourism, Abang Johari said, the downtrend of arrivals at national level has also affected arrivals to Sarawak.

He said from January to October this year, Sarawak received 3.747 million visitors, bringing in estimated tourism receipts of RM8.24 billion, down 4.9 per cent compared with the same period last year.

The Asean countries still topped the number of arrivals to Sarawak followed by UK, China and Australia, he said.

"However, based on past trend of average arrivals for November to December, my ministry anticipates 4.8 million visitor arrivals this year," he said.

Abang Johari said for January till November, Sarawak hosted 52 conferences which brought in 15,830 delegates and generated a total estimated delegate expenditure of RM31.1 million.

Over the years Kuching's ranking as a business event destination within the Asia-Pacific and Middle East has improved. It now ranks 20th, with 23 international meetings, ahead of Abu Dhabi, Manila, Auckland, Jakarta and Adelaide as compared to 28th in the previous year.

"The ranking evaluation is done by the International Congress and Convention Association based on the bids won and stringent criteria," he said.

He said the state Tourism Ministry would continue to encourage more rural community participation in the tourism industry through the Homestay- and Community-Based Tourism (CBET) programmes.

CBET stressed conservation of natural resources and environment, while homestay provided tourists with the unique opportunity to experience the local community lifestyle, food and cultural activities, he said.

"To date, 31 villages, involving 477 operators, have registered under the Homestay Programme. As of September this year, the programme has attracted a total of 23,491 visitors of which 4,357 were foreigners and 19,132 locals, an increase of 2.15 per cent compared to the same period in 2014.

The estimated revenue generated under this programme within that period was RM2.5 million," he said. -- BERNAMA
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MAHB expects construction of new Mukah airport to begin soon
January 20, 2016, Wednesday
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MARUDI: Construction of a new airport in Mukah to cater to larger aircraft like ATR turboprops is expected to begin soon, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) Managing Director Datuk Mohd Badlisham Ghazali.

He said the proposed new airport was announced in Budget 2016.

“Mukah has long needed that kind of airport, it is a priority as announced by the government.

“Construction of the airport is part of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan, the planning portion will start soon and I think construction work will start at the end of this year or next year,” he told reporters after visiting the Marudi airport yesterday.

Asked if planning for the new Mukah airport would be affected by the recalibrated Budget 2016, Badlisham said Mukah really needs a new airport.

“This is a long-standing matter, that’s why the government has approved the budget for this airport, but we still need to wait for the Prime Minister’s decision.

“I hope the proposal is approved as I feel Mukah needs a new airport,” he said.

Mukah currently only has an airfield for short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft serving the interior.

Meanwhile, upgrading works on Miri airport, including expanding the parking aprons and adding two more taxiways, are expected to be completed next month, he said.-BERNAMA
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Kuching airline’s first in Malaysia
January 21, 2016, Thursday Lim How Pim
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Pahon (third left) and Burke shake hands after signing the documents, witnessed by Abang Johari (fifth left). Also seen are Gramong (fourth left), Talib (sixth left) and others.
HONG KONG: Kuching is the first destination in Malaysia for Hong Kong Airlines that is expected to launch the inaugural Hong Kong-Kuching direct route come April 26.

Minister of Tourism Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said the state government was pleased that the new route is finally realised as Sarawak would not have to rely on Kuala Lumpur as a hub after April.

Besides Kuala Lumpur, he said most travellers from Sarawak would also use Singapore as an important hub.

“This direct flight from Hong Kong to Kuching will increase connectivity between Hong Kong and Kuching. It is also to address a lack of connectivity issue in Sarawak.

“Once launched, we will have two very important hubs — Hong Kong and Singapore.

“Tourists or those attending conventions from the United States and Europe can fly to Hong Kong and from there to Kuching. This can be unique to us,” he told reporters after witnessing the signing of agreement between Sarawak Tourism Board and Hong Kong Airlines at the latter’s headquarters near Hong Kong International Airport here yesterday.

The agreement for Hong Kong Airlines to operate the Hong Kong-Kuching direct route was signed by STB chief executive officer Datu Ik Pahon Joyik and Hong Kong Airlines Assistant Director of Commercial Michael Burke.

Also present were assistant ministers of tourism Datuk Talib Zulpilip and Datuk Gramong Juna, Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd general manager Mohamed Sallauddin Mohamed Shah and Tourism Malaysia, Hong Kong director Norshamsida Abdul Rahman.

According to Abang Johari, Sarawak is expected to host the International Congress and Convention Asia 2016 in November.

He said Hong Kong Airlines would review the frequency of the direct flight if the response is good.

He pointed out that the airline, which currently has 27 aircraft, would see an increase of 11 more aircraft this year.

To sustain the route, Abang Johari said STB would support Hong Kong Airlines in terms of tourism packages as well as market promotion and expansion.

Asserting that eco-tourism will emerge as the key trend of global tourism industry, he said Sarawak has various products to offer to tourists from Hong Kong and other parts of the world.

“Hong Kong Airlines has done their research and they have seen our national parks. They see the potential of Kuching.

“I place high hope on Hong Kong Airlines. Besides, I will also discuss with Hornbill Skyways to provide chartered flights for those coming in from Hong Kong to bring them to Mulu.

“Our six million years old caves are an attraction. And we just need chartered flights.”

Hong Kong Airlines will fly passengers to Kuching and vice versa twice a week.
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Lee (third left) presenting a memento to Masidi at the inaugural ceremony of AirAsia’s Kota Kinabalu and Wuhan route here yesterday. 2, 3 & 4. Masidi handing over goodie bags to travellers of AirAsia’s inaugural Kota Kinabalu to Wuhan flight at Kota Kinabalu International Airport here yesterday.
KOTA KINABALU: The state capital is set to receive more tourist arrivals from China with the commencement of AirAsia’s flights from Wuhan to Kota Kinabalu today.

The airline celebrated the inaugural and exclusively AirAsia-operated route with a send-off ceremony for the Kota Kinabalu-Wuhan flight, which took off at 6.55pm from Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) yesterday with over 70 percent flight load.

Meanwhile, the Wuhan to Kota Kinabalu (KK) arriving this morning at 4.05am was close to 100% full flight load.

“Wuhan City has a population of 8.3 million people. It is right in the middle of China with no seafront. It is an industrial city, because the people are so hardworking they are eager to go out and take a breather and obviously KK is a very convenient place for them to come,” said Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun.

“This is why I believe this sector is going to do well and assure that Chinese visitors will continue to come here,” he added.

According to Masidi, the launching of AirAsia flight to Wuhan would mean an increase to 61 flights between China and Kota Kinabalu per week.

“I believe and am confident of the future for the commercial air traffic between China and Kota Kinabalu. As a single airline, they (AirAsia) have brought in the most number of visitors over to Kota Kinabalu,” he said.

“Last year, they flew in over three million passengers. The number is awesome and I believe the number will increase further. We are more than happy to continue assisting AirAsia in any way and that AirAsia will continue to flourish in its endeavour to fly to other parts of Asia,” added Masidi.

The minister said, Sabah’s tourism players should also leverage on the expected influx of visitors by playing their part to render the best service to tourists so that Sabah’s tourism industry would flourish.

He added that the government shares the success as well as the failure of parties who play a part in Sabah’s tourism industry.

“Going forward, to make Sabah industry great, I think we have no reason but to help each other,” he added.

The send-offf was also attended by Datuk Joniston Bangkuai, Chairman of Sabah Tourism Board; Datuk Irene Charuruks, General Manager of Sabah Tourism Board and Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia Berhad.

Lee said the latest route from Kota Kinabalu to Wuhan was part of the airline’s initiative and commitment towards developing Sabah as a gateway to tourists from China into East Malaysia.

He said Wuhan was also the fourth Chinese destination route opened in Sabah.

With AirAsia’s proven track record of flying in 3.8 million passengers in 2015 and 3.7 million in 2014, Lee is confident that more tourists will pour into Sabah this year.

“We see a strong forward booking trend with an average 70 percent load factor up to March 2016 for this route. We are confident that Chinese tourist arrivals into Sabah will continue to grow through the commencement of this route, and strengthen social and cultural ties between both regions,” said Lee.

“On the other hand, Sabahans can now enjoy the best of Wuhan with a direct flight and low fares,” he added.

As part of the celebration for the flight commencement, promotional all-in-fares from as low as RM249 one-way from Kota Kinabalu to Wuhan are up for grabs on airasia.com.

Bookings can be made from now until January 31, this year for traveling dates that start from today till June 30.

The promotion fare is also available via AirAsia’s mobile app on iPhone and Android devices, including on its mobile site mobilesairasia.com.

Kota Kinabalu, which is AirAsia’s second largest international hub in Malaysia now, serves a total of 18 direct routes with 504 weekly flights after the addition of Wuhan into its network.

Guests travelling from Kota Kinabalu can also connect to 12 countries via the Fly-Thru service such as Australia, Thailand, China, Japan, South Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and India.

Wuhan is the capital of the Hubei province in central China and is the most populous city in the area, as well as being the gateway to many must-visit historical attractions.

The Ancient Chibi Battlefield which is also known as the Red cliffs, depicts the epic war during The Three Kingdoms dynasty; Enshi Grand Canyon, a natural site with unparalleled breath-taking views; and the Yandi Shennong Mountain, one of the best preserved forest zones in China.

In Wuhan itself, tourists can enjoy the Yellow Crane Tower, an ancient tower which has been destroyed and rebuilt multiple times but still maintains its old world charm; and the Wuchang Lake, which is the largest lake within a city in China.

Keep updated with AirAsia’s latest promotions and activities via Twitter (twittercom/AirAsia) and Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia).
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LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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AirAsia marks stronger presence in Langkawi with inaugural flight from Guangzhou
January 25, 2016, Monday
http://www.theborneopost.com/2016/01...#ixzz3yDiupIeL



Fernandes (second left) presents Najib (fourth left) with a token of appreciation as (from left) Kamarudin, Mukhriz and Liow look on.

LANGKAWI: AirAsia further marked its presence in Langkawi with the commencement of its inaugural flight from Guangzhou, China into Langkawi yesterday which landed with a healthy 92 per cent flight load.

The inaugural flight from Guangzhou was welcomed with a water salute and greeted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, Kedah State Exco of Tourism & Heritage Mohd Rawi Abdul Hamid, Member of Parliament for Langkawi Datuk Nawawi bin Ahmad, AirAsia executive chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, AirAsia group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, and AirAsia Bhd CEO Aireen Omar. During the ceremony, Fernandes thanked the Prime Minister and Liow for having great vision and taking proactive steps to give Langkawi the much-needed attention it deserves.

“We appreciate the trust given by Datuk Seri for us to develop this secondary airport and grow Langkawi to be one of the region’s key tourism destination with more international connectivity.

“By making Langkawi an international hub, we are confident we can boost the tourism traffic in this island. We have invested substantially to ensure this hub can accommodate and facilitate our projected traffic growth and achieve the goal of turning Langkawi into a regional LCC hub.

“We are positive that together with the rest of the relevant authorities from the airport and key tourism industry players in Langkawi, this island will win a lot of hearts and become one of the top choices for Chinese travelers very soon,” added Fernandes.

Among some of the guests on-board the inaugural flight from Guangzhou include representatives from the Guangdong Tourism Authority and a group of media from Guangzhou.

Members of the media will proceed to experience the island of Langkawi through a familiarisation trip jointly organized by AirAsia, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), The Datai Langkawi and the Starwood Hotels Group.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, all-in-fares from as low as RM199 one way are being offered on airasia.com from January 25 until February 7, 2016 for the travel period of January 25, 2016 to May 2, 2016.

The promotional fares can also be booked via AirAsia’s mobile app on iPhone and Android devices, as well as the mobile site mobile.airasia.com.

AirAsia currently operates direct flights from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore, apart from Guangzhou. There are also 30 city-pairs via AirAsia’s Fly-Thru service which guests from Langkawi can access.
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