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Old October 15th, 2008, 01:31 AM   #141
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Police Take Charge Of Security At Penang, Sabah And Sarawak Airports From Wednesday
October 14, 2008 23:32 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 (Bernama) -- Security control at three international airports, namely Penang, Sabah and Sarawak would come under the purview of the police, starting 8am Wednesday morning to raise the safety standards at all three airports.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said the General Operation Force (PGA) from Sabah, Sarawak and North Brigade Battalion would commence duty at the Bayan Lepas International Airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport and Kuching International Airport, replacing the Malaysia Airport Berhad's Auxillary Police.

"The focus will be on providing security at the International airports' terminals and other vital installations, including the parameters," said Musa in a statement here Tuesday.

Musa said the PGA would be tasked to prevent trespassing, treason, terrorism and criminal activities to ensure the safety of the building and public.

Musa said Chief Insp. Mohd Nazlan Hambali would head the operation in Kota Kinabalu and ASP Rosdi Enai takes charge of duties in Kuching while ASP Mokhtar Mohd Noor head's Bayan Lepas operations.

Apart from the three units stationed at the respective airports, police would also station "Tiger Platoon" units from PGA on standby duty to counter any crisis.

On May 15, police had also taken over security control at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Musa added that the presence of the PGA would further strengthen and tighten security at airports while other police units on duty at airports would continue to serve in their respective capacities.

"Better security means safer working environment for local and foreign airlines which will certainly help develop the economy of the country," said Musa.

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MAS offers direct flights for haj from Sultan Mahmud Airport
Wednesday October 15, 2008 TheStar

KUALA TERENGGANU: The maiden landing of a Boeing 747-400 created history for Terengganu as the Malaysian Airlines (MAS) aircraft was the first jumbo jet to use the newly upgraded runway.

With the safe landing of the aircraft piloted by Terengganu-born Captain Datuk Mohd Nawawi Awang at 3.45pm on Saturday, the Sultan Mahmud Airport may be on its way to having its status elevated to an international airport in the east coast region.

Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said was at the airport to witness the occasion.

He said that MAS would be making nine direct flights for haj ferrying 3,000 pilgrims from the airport to Mecca via Jeddah between November 13 and the end of December.

The flight ferrying 224 passengers, including orphans, flew at a low altitude at the city’s airspace for about 15 minutes to allow those onboard to have a view of interesting landmarks like the Islamic Civilisation Park, from above.

“Flights to Jeddah will be increased to 20 next year, ferrying some 8,000 pilgrims,” he said.

Ahmad said the state government was also willing to absorb the cost incurred by MAS for embarking on the direct flights from here.

He said additional cost of operating the flights included, among others, fuel, ground service equipment, mobilisation and logistic.

“The state government is willing to bear the cost of about RM4.7mil for the direct flights and the management of ten Jumbo jets during the World Endurance Championship 2008,” he said.

Earlier, Ahmad witnessed the signing ceremony between MAS and the state government on the handling of the haj direct flights for this year.

MAS was represented by its Deputy General Manager of Haj operations and chartered flights Kapten Nik Ahmad Huzlan Nik Hussein and Senior General Manager for external affair Datuk Kapten Mohd Nawawi Awang while State Secretary Datuk Mokhtar Nong and his deputy Datuk Adzlan Mohd Dagang, signed on behalf of the state government.
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SkyPark set to inject new life into Subang Terminal 3
By Azlan Abu Bakar Published: 2008/09/22 BusinessTimes



SKYPARK Subang Terminal will be a dominating landmark at the refurbished Terminal 3 of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor, when it rolls out a new frontage that accentuates the airport as a modern and contemporary icon.

Armed with an overall investment of RM300 million and a 59-year lease, the transformation of Terminal 3 is carried out in stages over three years.

The first phase of the redevelopment of Terminal 3 is almost complete, with the launch of SkyPark fixed-base operation and the RM40 million refurbishment of Terminal 3, which will be completed in October this year.

Work on Phase 2 of the redevelopment will start soon. It will entail the creation of a regional aviation centre with maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities, a dedicated hangar and corporate aviation-related industries.

Subang SkyPark Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Janardhanan Gopala Krishnan said SkyPark Subang will bring back life to Terminal 3, which has long been regarded as a tired old airport after all passenger jet operations shifted to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang.

"Subang has been quiet for the last 10 years, but we plan to put it back on the world aviation map," he told Business Times in Kuala Lumpur recently.

He said once completed, SkyPark Subang Terminal will not only be utilised by air travellers, but people around the area as a shopping haven.

The entire set-up of the facility is aimed at creating a trend-setting destination that is tourism lifestyle-centric and a distinction for today's discerning travellers and consumers alike.

Elaborating on the whole scheme concept of the new terminal, Arcradius Sdn Bhd project director Kamal Hussin Abdul Hamid said the company had developed a scheme to retain the existing fabric enclosure of the 110,000 sq ft terminal - by building "boxes in a box", while transforming the interior.

In the main terminal, spaces are rearranged by consolidating and creating new mezzanine planes opening into a well-lighted two-storey single-volume atrium with internal garden conservatory.

On the one-million-sq-ft commercial nexus to be located opposite the terminal, HL Design Group director Martin Haeger said it will house world-class facilities such as a boutique hotel, an aviation-themed park, gourmet restaurants and cafes, food court, and retail and service outlets.

"We will link the terminal with the commercial nexus via an elevated bridge. Elevated car parks with 1,600 parking bays are also provided to enable passengers and customers enjoy a seamless shopping experience," he said.
New aircraft for VistaJet
By Jeeva Arulampalam Published: 2008/10/16 BusinessTimes

SWISS-based VistaJet Holdings CA will add another aircraft to its existing two jets in SkyPark Subang Terminal within three weeks, due to demand for smaller aircraft for regional travel.

With an investment of US$13.5 million (RM47.4 million), the new Learjet 60 XR will be able to seat six passengers comfortably, said VistaJet chief commercial officer Eric Weisskopf.

"We had a lot of customers request for a smaller aircraft for regional (movement) to Bangkok, Singapore, Sarawak, the Philippines and east coast of India," he told Business Times yesterday at SkyPark Subang Terminal.

Weisskopf added that new private charter aircraft would be faster and more affordable, and would target the super mid-sized segment.

"After covering the ultimate top-end from the perspective of both the aircraft's size and the luxury experienced on board, we want to provide a similar experience for this segment," he said.

The two existing jets in SkyPark are the 10-seater Challenger 605 and the 15-seater Challenger 850.

Weisskopf said traffic movement for both jets averaged at 140 hours per month since the launch of the Skypark FBO Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Subang Airport's fixed-base operations facility in August.

Roughly 40 per cent of the traffic was business traffic from the top 20 companies locally, 30 per cent was for leisure and holiday travel and the remainder from non-commercial organisations.

Frequent destinations out of SkyPark include Hong Kong, Beijing, Kuching, selected destinations in the Philippines, Indonesia and India.

VistaJet also plans to focus on Sarawak as market demand for inbound and outbound flights was high.

"Mostly, the requests are Asia Pacific centric with majority of the flights averaging between three to six hours," he said.

Although the global aviation industry is undergoing turmoil on the back of higher fuel costs and decreasing passenger movement, Weisskopf said the private charter provider was relative insulated and had not increased charter rates in the last nine months.

Weisskopf said VistaJet's pricing mechanism was transparent and competitive. Rates for its Challenger 605 begins at US$6,000 (RM21,075) per hour while rates for the Challenger 850 starts at US$6,800 (RM23,884).

"The Challenger 850 is about 50 per cent more spacious but only 15 per cent more expensive," he said.

When asked about the pricing rate for the new Learjet 60 XR, Weisskopf said that the Learjet 60 XR could be 20 per cent cheaper compared with the rate for Challenger 605.

"Business aviation is more integrated in the landscape of business development or in the travel style of people. While airlines deal with tourism and business traffic, business aviation is more about efficiency," he said.

"Even in tough times, people use business aviation to efficiently do business," said VistaJet vice president sales for Asia Pacific, Adrien Chazottes.
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Old October 16th, 2008, 03:25 AM   #144
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Malaysia Airports' Auxillary Police Still In Charge Of Airports' Airside Areas
October 15, 2008 23:41 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Airports' Auxillary Police will continue to be in charge of aviation security operations at the Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching International Airports airside areas, which are the restricted areas of the airports despite the General Operations Force taking over airports security from today.

Malaysian Airports in welcoming the move by the police in deploying its armed GOF personnel to patrol the the three international airports, said the GOF will be taking charge of the public areas such as the departure and arrival halls and outside the terminal buildings.

"The deployment of GOF is in line with the requirements of Department Civil Aviation and Malaysia Airports will work with the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) to ensure that the safety and security of its passenger, staff and public," it said in a statement here.

"Malaysia Airports is also thankful to PDRM for their assistance in enhancing the security and safety of the airports' public areas and will support them by providing physical infrastructure which includes CCTV surveillance for the land side areas," it added.

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MAHB mulls new incentives to attract more airlines to KL
by Yantoultra Ngui Yichen, 15 Oct 2008 12:37 PM THEEDGEDAILY

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is looking to review and improve its incentive programme to attract more airlines to fly to Kuala Lumpur, said its managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad.

“We are looking at reviewing our incentive programme, with the hope of enhancing it and probably we will have some final decisions on it before the end of this year.

“The current incentives are free landing and parking for three years, for new airlines and airlines increasing their frequencies. On top of that, we give some kind of financial support for marketing purposes,” he told reporters on the final day of KL Routes 2008 here yesterday.

Malaysia, which was the first Asian country to host the World Route Development Forum (Routes), managed to gather more than 2,500 delegates representing nearly 500 airlines and 1,000 airports to the three-day forum, according to Bashir.

He said that at this year’s Routes, three regional airlines also agreed to operate to Kuala Lumpur, and he expected to finalise the negotiations with them within six months.

Commenting on air passenger growth, Bashir said: “For the first seven months of this year, we have about 9% growth; we reckon that the second half will be less. Hopefully, we will be able to stabilise at about 5% for this year.

“For next year, we have not finalised the figures yet. We have to review all over again because of the current economic turmoil and declining fuel prices.”

Meanwhile, he said Beijing would officially host Routes 2009. “We would like to wish Beijing all the best in hosting next year’s Routes, and we believe they will continue to make Asia proud, as what they have done earlier in hosting the Olympics Games,” Bashir said.
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Firefly Launches Complimentary In-flight Refreshment Service
October 16, 2008 22:43 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- Firefly, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, launched its complimentary in-flight refreshment service Thursday.

Its head of communications, Angelina Fernandez said with Fireflys latest aircraft, the ATR 72-500,the arline is able to offer the complimentary in-flight refereshments at no additional charge to passengers.

"We would like to be known as an airline of low fares with incredible value," Fernandez said at the launch.

For flights under 45 minutes, passengers are served juices or hot beverages and for those taking longer, it is juices or hot beverages served with an option of cupcakes/light snacks on request.

Firefly operates from Penang and Subang airport at present.

According to Fernandez, from Oct 26, Firefly will fly from Subang to Johor Bahru, Koh Samui (Thailand) and Pekan Baru (Indonesia) while from Penang, it is to Medan and Banda Acheh.

"By the first quarter of next year we will have a total of 34 destinations. We are also exploring code-sharing possibilities with other airlines to attract European pasengers," she said.

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Firefly to announce code-share with MAS in Nov
by Gan Yen Kuan, 17 Oct 2008 3:32 PM THEEDGEDAILY

SUBANG JAYA: Budget carrier Firefly will announce code-share arrangements with its parent Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) and other airlines in the second week of November, Firefly head of communications and marketing Angelina Fernandez said.

She said the imminent code-share arrangements would enable Firefly to tap the European travellers segment. In the airline industry, a code-share agreement enables a flight operated by an airline to be jointly marketed and sold by one or more other airlines.

"We are working on a code-sharing platform with Malaysia Airlines, as well as with other airlines through Malaysia Airlines. They are connecting us to the international market.

"There is a lot of potential from the European market, especially (for connections) to Terengganu and Thailand," she told reporters after launching Firefly's complimentary in-flight refreshments here yesterday.

It was reported in August that Firefly was in talks with China Airlines and Cathay Pacific for possible code-share agreements.

Firefly currently operates 14 routes out of its hubs in Penang and Subang. Fernandez said it would add five new routes beginning Oct 26, namely Subang-Johor Bahru, Subang-Koh Samui, Subang-Pekanbaru, Penang-Banda Aceh and Penang-Medan.

On top of the five new routes, Firefly would add another 15 routes to Thailand and Indonesia by the first quarter of next year, she said, adding that Johor Bahru would become its third hub by then.

At the event yesterday, Firefly announced that passengers onboard all of its flights could enjoy drinks and snacks free of charge effective Oct 1. Fernandez said such complimentary refreshments incurred an additional cost of RM5 per passenger on average.

However, she said the carrier was able to absorb the additional cost using the savings it derived from operating the new ATR72-500 turboprop aircraft, which consumes much less fuel compared with the Fokker 50.
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Direct Haj Flights Possible After Melaka Runway Extension
October 18, 2008 11:37 AM

MELAKA, Oct 18 (Bernama) -- Direct Haj flights from Melaka to Mekah may be possible once the extension of the Batu Berendam airport runway is completed, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said here.

The RM131.5-million extension project, which began in April last year, is scheduled for completion in December, with the runway to be lengthened by 400 metres to 2,200 metres.

Dr Ahmad Zahid said at least three flights could be considered from Melaka to the Holy Land if the airport could accommodate Boeing 747 or Airbus 330 aircraft.

"I believe the Haj flights can take pilgrims not only from Melaka but also those from northern Johor and even Negeri Sembilan," he told reporters after Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam opened a course for pilgrims at the Al-Alami Mosque in Ayer Keroh here last night.

Dr Ahmad Zahid said 1,148 people from Melaka would go on the pilgrimage this year.

He also said that 348,000 people in the country were awaiting their turn to go on the pilgrimage.

Those who registered with the Pilgrims Management and Fund Board (Tabung Haji) this year could make the trip in 2019, he added.

The Saudi Arabian government has set a quota of 0.01 per cent of the total population for the annual number of pilgrims from any country, which means Malaysia can send 27,000 people for the Haj every year.

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Jetstar Asia launches $0++ Promotion on Flights to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching
Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Jetstar Asia is to begin flying to Kota Kinabalu from 1 December 2008 and to Kuching from 1 March 2009. These new routes are in line with the agreement to expand the bilateral air services between Singapore and Malaysia.

To celebrate the latest addition of East Malaysia to its current network of 14 destinations, Jetstar Asia will be offering $0 (not inclusive of taxes and surcharges) fares from 17 October.

Ms. Chong Phit Lian, CEO, Jetstar Asia Airways Pte Ltd. said, “It is double joy for us this month with the approval to begin flights to East Malaysia and the increased in number of flights to KL. We believe that the East Malaysia route will be well received by travelers as they plan for the year end holidays. With the festivities approaching, the flights will create greater accessibility and affordability for friends and relatives to visit each other.”

Jetstar Asia operates out of Changi Airport Terminal One and offers free online seat selection, leather seats and a generous free 20kg luggage allowance.
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AirAsia ready to ride out global crisis
By Presenna Nambiar Published: 2008/10/24



BUDGET carrier AirAsia Bhd is prepared to weather a recession, thanks to its focus on brand-building and cost reductions.

"What makes us ready? It is a combination of many things ... and putting in all these measures way beforehand.

"The purchase of our planes at a time when prices were at the bottom of the market, investing in building up our brand, cost-cutting - all this should help us weather the (global financial) crisis," group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes said after a briefing on AirAsia's on-time guarantee in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

He said AirAsia will continue to expand its way out of a recession.

"We have always taken the contrarian approach and gone against conventional wisdom. That is how we have managed to beat our competitors," Fernandes said.

He added that continuous efforts to improve its product offerings have primed the carrier to reach out to the corporate market even now.

"On one side, because of the economic scenario, business people are cutting costs and opting for AirAsia. On the other side, there have been dramatic improvements in the quality of our products," Fernandes said.

The number of corporate customers flying on AirAsia has increased fivefold in the last four months, from six per cent of total passenger numbers.

Beginning November 1, AirAsia passengers subjected to a flight delay of more than two hours will be eligible to receive e-gift vouchers under its on-time guarantee.

The vouchers, worth RM200 each, may be used to buy a seat on another AirAsia flight or to redeem an AirAsia product.

On the fuel surcharge, he said there must be stability in the price of fuel before AirAsia considers a review.
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'KL Routes the best ever'
By Hamisah Hamid Published: 2008/10/24

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THE recent 14th World Route Development Forum (Routes 2008) was the biggest such event so far, despite being held amid global economic uncertainties and turbulent time for the airline industry.

The Route Development Group Ltd (RGD) group chief executive officer Mike Howarth said feedback from delegates - airline and airport representatives - to Routes 2008 was positive.

"Despite this year being described as the worst year ever in airline industry, for Routes, this is the biggest event we've ever had," he told Business Times in an interview last Friday.

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) hosted Routes 2008, which was held from October 12 to 14 in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is the first Asian country to host Routes - an airport-airline networking event - which is traditionally held annually in Europe.

Some 2,500 foreign and local delegates and 1,000 exhibitors participated in the event, which made Routes 2008 the largest so far since it was first held in France in 1995.

Howarth said this year's Routes saw more airlines requesting to meet with operators of airports that they are serving rather than looking for those they have yet to start operations with.

He said the airlines were seeking airport operators' support on matters like marketing and costs.

"In a difficult year, people want to meet even more. This shows Routes is an important event in the good times and it has been confirmed that it's an important event in bad times," he added.

Over 40,000 pre-arranged one-to-one meetings between representatives from 300 airlines and 600 airport operators worldwide were held during the three-day event.

Howarth also said Beijing, which will be hosting the next Routes in September 2009, would have a big task to follow Kuala Lumpur's act or improve what MAHB had done in hosting Routes.

MAHB, Malaysia's biggest airport operator, edged out three other bidders - Bangkok, Beijing and Changi International Airports - to host Routes 2008.

RDG vice president (emerging markets and government relations) Eric Layden said right from their arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), delegates were taken care of with good transport and accommodation arrangements, while the venue of the forum (Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre) was excellent.

Layden also observed Malaysia Tourism Board's strong support at the three-day Routes exhibition.

He said in some countries, the tourism and civil aviation authorities were usually kept apart. However, they have begun to see opportunities from close cooperation between both authorities.

"For us, we see tourism as enhancing growth and providing support to airports and airlines," he said.

In a separate interview, Airports Council International (ACI) director-general Angela Gittens said MAHB could maintain its good reputation among the customers by ensuring good maintenance of the facilities at its airports.

Gittens said MAHB managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad is a good example of excellent leadership and management in the industry.

She said Bashir, being in ACI's governing board, has contributed a lot to the industry as well as helping airports in developing countries.

"The airport (KLIA) has been a leader in quality. Its traffic is very sound and stable. It is economically viable and has been able to raise the capital it needed to response to customers' needs," she said.
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Jetstar Asia begins flights from KK to S'pore on Dec 2
Saturday, 25 October, 2008

Kuala Lumpur: Jetstar Asia will commence flying from Kota Kinabalu to Singapore starting from 2 December 2008 and from Kuching to Singapore next March 2009.

These new routes are in line with the agreement to expand the bilateral air services between Malaysia and Singapore.

Jetstar Asia will be offering MYR0 (*not inclusive of taxes and surcharges) fares from Kota Kinabalu and Kuching to Singapore; the promotional fares are available for purchase on www.jetstar.com from 17 October to 9 November 2008.

The travel periods for the promotional fares are valid from 2 December 2008 to 30 September 2009 for Kota Kinabalu and from 1 march 2009 to 30 September 2009 for Kuching.

Jetstar Asia already had the intention to file for flights to these destinations earlier this month, when the announcement was made that Low Cost Carriers are given the right to operate between three cities in East Malaysia and Singapore.

"It is double joy for us this month with the approval to begin flights from East Malaysia to Singapore and the increase in number of flights from KL to Singapore.

We believe that the flights to Singapore will be well received by travellers as they plan for the year end holidays. With the festivities approaching, the flights will create greater accessibility and affordability for friends and relatives to visit each other," said Ms. Chong Phit Lian, CEO, Jetstar Asia Airways Pte Ltd.

Jetstar Asia continues to attract passengers by operating out of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, offering free online seat selection, providing leather seats and generous 20k luggage allowance.
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South-East Asian air services to be further liberalised
Published: Sunday October 26, 2008 MYT 2:27:00 PM By TEH ENG HOCK TheStar

SEPANG: Air services between capital cities in South-East Asia will be further liberalised by the end of the year.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said his counterparts from Asean nations would meet early next month in Manila to ratify the Asean road map.

He said with the liberalisation, the frequency of flights and the number of airlines flying to and from a destination would no longer be limited by the governments.

“By 2015, this will be further extended to other cities. The final agreement will be made at the Asean Transport Ministers meeting in Manila,” he said.

Ong said besides the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur sector, they had opened up the sector between Singapore and Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Miri.

He was speaking to reporters Sunday after welcoming passengers on Silk Air’s maiden flight from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

Silk Air, which is Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) sister company, will fly twice daily to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore from Sunday, while SIA flies five times daily. From Dec 1, both SIA and Silk Air will operate four flights daily each on that route.

Silk Air CEO Chin Yau Seng said, coupled with MAS, passengers would have a choice of 15 flights daily from the three airlines.

Malaysia Airports managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad said with Silk Air operating from KLIA, he expected air traffic to grow further.

“When we opened up the route (Singapore-KL) to Jetstar, Tiger Airways and AirAsia, in the first seven months of this year, traffic grew by 9%,” he said.
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Penang Welcomes Firefly`s Inaugural Flight From Sumatra


Mathaba.Net) Malaysia's Firefly airline - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines - flew into Sumatra, Indonesia today on its inaugural flights to five new routes.

Other routes launched today by Firefly were Pekanbaru to Subang (Kuala Lumpur), Medan to Penang, Banda Aceh to Penang, Subang to Koh Samui island (Thailand) and Subang to Johor Baru.

Today a 4th ATR72-500 propeller aircraft is en route to Malaysia to be received by FireFly, with a 5th such aircraft due in December. Next year will see a total of 10 ATR72-500 advanced aircraft in the Firefly fleet.

The arrival of the returning passengers on board Firefly flight FY 3400 from Banda Aceh was welcomed by the Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng in a traditional ceremony event at the airport tarmac.

On board the flight to greet the welcoming party and answer questions from Mathaba News and other media networks was Firefly Managing Director Mr Eddy Leong who was returning from Banda Aceh aboard that maiden flight.

In a press conference held after the event, Eddy Leong stated that "Firefly is a full fledged IMT (Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand) carrier. Our network expansion is focused on Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand only. In fact by the first quarter of 2009, we will be introducing new destinations in this growth triangle."

Mr Leong urged citizens from both Malaysia and Indonesia to utilize low fare travelling with Firefly and enjoy its complimentary premium services and take full advantage of the airline's ongoing promotion. Tickets can be purchased via walk in to the Penang Sales Office in the Komtar sky scraper or online at www.Fireflyz.com.my or via the call center at +60378454533 as well as via local travel agents.

Asked by Mathaba as to the effects of the western economic melt-down upon the airline, FireFly Airline Managing Director Eddy Leong said that as a subsidiary of Malaysia's MAS airline and concentrating on the local IMT region with its 70 million potential passengers, although not immune to the effects of over capacity, regulatory issues, liberalization and airport issues, the airline is nevertheless well placed.

He told Mathaba that the strategy for Firefly is different than merely tourism, with the idea to bring 70 million people to Penang for medical, business and educational purposes, for all of which Penang is well positioned to serve the region.

Firefly, unlike the low-cost carrier Air Asia, does not burden passengers with annoying two line priority and standard checkins, but instead grants its passengers allocated seating. Furthermore, instead of the usual limited 15kg baggage check-in, Firefly is giving 20kg allowance, as well as complimentary inflight refreshments whilst those on Air Asia have to be paid for by passengers.

Penang is the main hub for Firefly and over 200,000 people from Aceh province in Indonesia are in Malaysia for medical treatment, work, tourism or business. The new flight routes will serve these people as well as increase the links within the region to the benefit of both countries. Firefly is the official carrier airline of the IMT-GT (Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Golden Triangle). - mathaba
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Plan ahead to get best deals, MAS urges holiday makers


PETALING JAYA: The prices seem too good to be true. A one-way fare to Bangkok for just RM149 and RM639 to Perth? So does the flight - with its price published at nett - come with a catch or are there very limited seats available only?

The recent “all-inclusive low fares” with the tagline “what you see is what you pay for” advertisements published by Malaysia Airlines had holiday makers rather sceptical of a possible catch.

But Siti Aishah Yazid, 28, from Shah Alam is one happy customer.

“I’ve wanted to go to Jakarta for years but was held back by the RM600-RM700 two-way airfares before. My patience has paid off. I was waiting for the lowest fares and now I got a two-way fare for RM247 from this promotion,” said the mother of one.

Planning ahead is essential to finding the best flight deals and knowing what period and which days to travel can make a difference, said Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) network and revenue management senior general manager Datuk Bernard Francis.

Providing tips on how to book a cheap fare, he said holiday makers should refrain from flying out during school holidays, public holiday and weekends.

He added that international airlines experienced the lowest passenger loads on Wednesdays and were more likely to offer low fares that day.

MAS launched its latest promotion on Monday that featured one-way fares starting from RM54 to Kuala Terengganu to RM767 to Brisbane. The fare includes fuel surcharge, airport tax and insurance levy.

On Monday, MAS managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Idris Jala said the All-Inclusive campaign offered the 30% surplus that went unsold on the normal rates.

An airline executive said travellers must understand that to get cheap flights, they cannot be choosy on their flight times.

Kin Haw Lo, 23, booked a flight to return home to Kota Kinabalu and was pleasantly surprised by the low fare that he got.

“I didn’t know the low fare sale was on. I was quite surprised to find that the fare was cheaper than the others,” the Utar accounting student said.

However, he said the airport tax was still higher than other airlines.

In a separate development, Firefly is celebrating its inaugural flights to Sumatra and its new routes from Subang to Koh Samui and Johor Baru, by rewarding customers in Malaysia, Sumatra and Thailand zero fares via an all-in-pricing advertising launch.

During the promotion for existing routes, a return flight from Subang to Penang, Terengganu and Kota Baru will cost RM124.

Similarly, a return ticket from Penang to Terengganu, Kuantan, Langkawi and Kota Baru will cost RM124.

The return price for the Penang to Phuket flight is RM360 during the promotion.
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