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Old October 27th, 2008, 10:28 AM   #161
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Firefly urged to build community terminal in Penang
Updated: Monday October 27, 2008 MYT 2:46:54 PM By NG SU-ANN TheStar

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has urged Firefly to build a community terminal in Penang.

He said the state government was prepared to make its land available for such a facility.

“Firefly can not only be unique on the air but also on the ground. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

“We will also appeal to the Transport Ministry to upgrade the existing airport to be world standards. It is now functional but we need to be more than that,” he told newsmen Sunday after welcoming passengers from the budget airline’s inaugural flight from Bandar Aceh in Indonesia to Penang.

Lim also urged Firefly to introduce flights between Penang and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

“By flying to Ho Chi Minh, we can create new synergies in tourism and business. The city is one of the growth centres in the world.

“Firefly should have the foresight of flying there before other carriers beat it to that,” he added.

On the community terminal proposal, Firefly managing director Eddy Leong said as the airline grows, it will work with Malaysian Airports Holdings Berhad (MAB) to improve on its services.

He also said Firefly was more focused on providing a feeder service to Penang while Malaysia Airlines took care of the long haul flights.

“Ho Chi Minh City was initially in our plan but we took it out. With the economic crisis, we have to look at the ‘low-hanging fruits’ first such as Sumatera and Southern Thailand,” he added.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 05:38 AM   #164
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By Hamisah Hamid Published: 2008/10/24

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The 14th World Route Development Forum (Routes 2008)


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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MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) can expect its business to soar after hosting the recent 14th World Route Development Forum (Routes 2008).

The Route Development Group Ltd (RGD) group chief executive officer Mike Howarth said an airport would normally experience good performance after hosting Routes because route planners from airlines have been to the country and seen the market potential and the strength of the airport.

Speaking to Business Times in an interview in Kuala Lumpur recently, Howarth believes that MAHB would be able to gain from being this year's host for Routes.

"It helps with oil prices going down again," he said.

Howarth said when the airline industry rebounds, airport operators would benefit directly in terms of revenue and landing fees as well as indirectly, from passenger spending at the airport shops.

He stressed that the success of an airport in getting more routes depends on its long-term strategy in developing relations with the airlines.

He said hosting Routes in only a part of the strategy, while having a strong route development team is important for an airport operator.

Otherwise, he said, the airlines would only attend the event (Routes) and might not start flying from the airport.

"MAHB is known to have a good marketing team. Hosting Routes improves its chances of getting more airlines," he said.

Howarth expects the airline industry to start expanding again by early or middle of next year.

According to him, the first industry to come out from the global recession would be the airlines because they are now leaner after undergoing restructuring and cost-cutting during the fuel price crisis about six months ago.

For MAHB's marketing team, post-Routes is not the time to take a breather. More follow-up meetings with airline route planners are in the pipeline, following their scheduled meetings at the recent Routes 2008.

MAHB general manager (marketing) Mohamed Sallauddin Mat Sah, who was also present at the interview, said MAHB had over 150 pre-arranged meetings with airlines route planners during Routes 2008.

"This year, we had a bigger team and we had dedicated teams to represent each international airport in Malaysia," he said, adding that some of the meetings look promising.

Main-board listed MAHB expects to close this year with about five new airlines operating from the KLIA.

Two airlines - Tiger Airways and Jetstar - commenced operations early this year, while SilkAir officially commenced operations on Sunday. Another undisclosed carrier has also confirmed flying from Malaysia before year-end.

For next year, Sallauddin said another four to five new airlines may start operations in Malaysia. He said these airlines - a mix of full-service airlines and low-cost carriers - are from regions like the Middle East, India and China.
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SilkAir launches Flights between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

SilkAir has launched twice-daily flights to Kuala Lumpur, which, together with five daily flights by Singapore Airlines, increases the flight frequency between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur offered by the two carriers to seven daily flights.

From 1 December 2008, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will operate four daily flights each on the route, increasing flight frequency to 8 daily flights. Together with flights operated by codeshare partner Malaysia Airlines, the three carriers will offer 15 daily flights between the cities.

SilkAir flies to 30 Asian destinations and is the regional wing of Singapore Airlines.
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Firefly starts direct flights from Subang to Koh Samui
Thursday October 30, 2008 By SAM CHEONG TheStar

FLIGHT FY3608 landed safely at Koh Samui in Thailand on Oct 26, signifying a milestone for Malaysian low-cost carrier Firefly.

All the 71 passengers, anong whom were Malaysian media representatives, alighted from the ATR-72-500 twin turbo propeller aircraft at 10.35am local time to a rousing welcome by local officials, including the Firefly staff members, hotel operators, Thai Tourism Authority and provincial government representatives.

The two-hour flight was the airline’s first direct flight from Subang. The service is expected to boost the regional economy, in tandem with other regional destinations within Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand offered by the airlines.

Prior to the direct flight from Subang’s Terminal 3, the airline had been commuting four times a week to Koh Samui from Penang (Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays).

The Firefly flights from Subang are also scheduled four times weekly. The airline’s head of communications and marketing, Angelina Fernandez, said more destinations had been picked within Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand and services are scheduled to begin early next year.

She added that with the direct service from Subang to Koh Samui, more first-time travellers were expected to check out the destination.

Fernandez said the airline also included a holiday package to the island that lies off the Kra Ithmus. Options range from air fares, starting from RM180 per person, to a three-day/two-night hotel stay and ticketing package for RM2,800.

She encouraged travellers to take advantage of the airline’s on-line promotions that cover low fare for a return trip as well as accommodation options.

For details on Firefly’s weekly direct flights to Koh Samui, log on to www.fireflyz.com.my.
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Malaysia Gets Nod For More Landing Rights To France
October 31, 2008 22:05 PM
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TOULOUSE (FRANCE), Oct 31 (Bernama) -- Malaysia has received additional landing rights to France by October next year, Transport Minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat announced Friday.

Speaking after witnessing the first delivery of AirAsia X's first brand new Airbus A330 here, he said the French government approved the third freedom rights for the seven times weekly KL-Paris sector currently operated by Malaysia Airlines.

He said Malaysia also received the greenlight for the fourth freedom rights from Kuala Lumpur or two other secondary airports in Malaysia except Subang to Lyon, the second largest city in France.

Ong said Malaysia also received the greenlight for the fifth freedom rights involving the stopover at certain cities, that is Kuala Lumpur-Paris-London and from Kuala Lumpur to any destinations east of Paris to Paris.

According to the minister, the frequency will be discussed further and the rights are subject to the number of passengers not less than 80.

He said for the past six months, his ministry had been stepping up efforts in seeking new routes.

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Asian airlines face 2009 losses: Expert
Published: 2008/11/01 Blomberg

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines Ltd, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, and other Asian carriers will all post losses next year as the fallout from the global economic crisis curbs demand for air travel, an aviation consultant said.

"I can't see any airline making a profit next year for Asia," Peter Harbison, managing director of the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation said at a conference in Singapore yesterday. "Demand has fallen off very fast. This is a global problem and it's not going to be resolved in three months. It's going to be here for a year or maybe two years."

Asia's airlines are heading for the "'worst-year ever" as the credit-market meltdown that toppled Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc and a wider economic slowdown cuts travel demand. Carriers in the region, such as Korean Air Lines Co and Malaysia Airlines, have already cut capacity to cope with the lower passenger traffic.

Airlines globally will post a combined loss of US$5.2 billion (US$1 = RM3.56) this year, the International Air Transport Association has forecast. Losses in India, Asia's second-fastest growing major aviation market, will be US$1.5 billion this year, the worst in the world outside the US, it forecast last month.

Merrill Lynch & Co, UBS AG and JPMorgan & Chase Co are telling senior bankers in Asia to fly coach on short-haul flights and reduce non-essential travel. The financial-services industry has cut more than 140,000 jobs since a surge in subprime mortgage delinquencies began to roil global debt markets in 2007.

Global airline-passenger traffic dropped in September, the first decline in five years, IATA said on October 24. As many as 28 airlines have gone out of business and a further 20 are at risk of a failure as travel demand wanes.

Air China Ltd, China Southern Airlines Co, and China Eastern Airlines Corp, the country's top three airlines, and Jet Airways (India) Ltd have all reported losses in the quarter ended September. Asiana Airlines Inc, South Korea's second-biggest airline, also posted a loss.

Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong's largest airline, in August posted its first half-year loss in five years. Singapore Air, Asia's most profitable airline, will report earnings next week.

"A lot of airline CEOs will be happy to still be in the black by the end of the year," said Andrew Herdman, director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, which represents the region's 17 largest carriers. "We are seeing a downturn in passenger demand, where growth has disappeared." - Blomberg
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New aircraft to spur AirAsia X's success
by Tony Goh, 31 Oct 2008 9:35 PM THEEDGEDAILY

TOULOUSE: AirAsia X Sdn Bhd on Oct 31 took delivery of the first of its new Airbus A330-300s, the aircraft that is expected to help propel its budget long-haul carrier to the level of success enjoyed by its sister company, AirAsia Bhd.

“The new A330 would enable us to dramatically reduce our operating cost, which is crucial for long-haul airlines to be successful. In addition, complemented by AirAsia’s vast network of destinations, we could offer more than 100 routes connecting this vast region.

“Having new routes and offering a wider choice, is the natural process of growth, and the A330 offers the best balance between range and cost," said its chief executive officer Azran Osman Sani after a handover ceremony here on Oct 31.

The Airbus A330 is the first in a fleet of 25 aircraft AirAsia X has ordered from Airbus SAS.

Airbus marketing manager Aymeric Dupront said AirAsia X’s specially designed cabin, fitted with 383 seats as compared with the usual 300 seats for its model, would also offer the no-frill airline the opportunity to enhance its revenue through cargo transportation.

“By choosing this aircraft, AirAsia X planes could each carry between five and 10 tonnes of cargo every flight, besides the additional seats available," he said.

AirAsia X has seen surging demands from long-haul travellers since its operation began in November last year. It has sold a total of 345,000 seats, almost half of them to foreigners.

"The new A330 would enable AirAsia X to dramatically reduce operation costs. It can lower costs from four US cents per available seat kilometre (ASK) to 3.5 cents per ASK, which is significantly lower than the cost of 7.5 to 8.0 cents per ASK on traditional carriers," Azran said.

"An all-new aircraft fleet gives us a strong differentiation against airlines that operate aged aircraft. The new aircraft will lower our fuel consumption and maintenance costs and enable us to raise our efficiency level by up to 30%. The new aircraft is the main factor in changing the global aviation industry."

AirAsia and AirAsia X have placed orders for 175 Airbus A320s and 25 Airbus A330s with a total purchase value of around US$6.3 billion (RM22.5 billion), based on catalogue prices. This makes AirAsia and its sister company one of the world largest customers for Airbus.
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Malaysia obtains new landing rights from France
by Tony Goh, 31 Oct 2008 8:24 PM THEEDGEDAILY

TOULOUSE: Malaysia has received additional landing rights from France, with permission for third and fourth freedom rights (points beyond) destination to Lyon, the republic's second largest city, effective October 2009.

“From next year, we would have the additional permission to land in any two secondary airports from Kuala Lumpur, except from Sultan Salahhuddin Aziz Shah Airport in Subang. These additional flights could leave three times a week in the beginning and five times a week from October 2010.

“We are still negotiating for additional fifth freedom rights from Kuala Lumpur to Paris and points beyond. At this moment, Malaysia has freedom rights for Kuala Lumpur to Paris-London, from Kuala Lumpur to London-Paris and Kuala Lumpur to Dubai-Paris," Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Kiat said after the official handling over of AirAsia X’s new Airbus A330-300 aircraft here on Oct 31.

He added that with the additional landing rights obtained through successful government-to-government negotiations, his ministry hopes to see the successful and healthy competition between the country’s main airlines, AirAsia, AirAsia X and Malaysia Airlines in taking Malaysian aviation industry to greater heights.

Ong said that the transport ministry would continuously work new sectors for Malaysia. Taking into account the viability of the new destinations based on business sense and demands, more new routes would be expected in the future.
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AirAsia expects to fly 2m passengers to Sabah
Published: 2008/11/01 BusinessTimes

LOW-cost airline AirAsia Bhd expects the number of passengers on its flights to Sabah to surpass its previous record of 1.8 million last year to over 2 million this year.

Its chairman, Datuk Aziz Bakar, said with 90 per cent of transportation to Sabah via air, it is a crucial destination for AirAsia, with Sabah being viewed as a gateway for trade, investment and tourism.

“AirAsia has also assisted in generating various economic opportunities here since its service was launched in Sabah six years ago,” he said at the launching of the inaugural AirAsia Kota Kinabalu-Singapore route at Terminal 2 of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

Today also saw the maiden flight for the new route, one of two new flights from East Malaysia to Singapore launched by AirAsia.

The Kuching-Singapore route also commenced today.

The new service, which is expected to address the high demand for air travel between Singapore and East Malaysia, is already proving to be popular with over 10,000 seats quickly sold out since it opened for sale on Oct 21, according to Aziz.

AirAsia will have daily flights for this route with the flight departing from Kota Kinabalu at 6.40 pm while the flight from Singapore departs at 9.35 pm.

Asked whether AirAsia would consider adding more flights for the Kota Kinabalu-Singapore route, Aziz said this would be considered when there was a demand.

“The route is also expected to bring in more international tourists through Singapore,” he added.

Meanwhile, the number of Singaporeans visiting Sabah is expected to increase to 22,000 from 18,000 last year, especially after the launching of the new route and with Jetstar Singapore expected to launch its flight to Kota Kinabalu this month. — Bernama
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AirAsia may fly from KK to Bali, Bangkok again
By Jaswinder Kaur Published: 2008/11/03 BusinessTimes

BUDGET carrier AirAsia Bhd (5099) may re-introduce flights to Bali and Bangkok from Kota Kinabalu, its chairman Datuk Aziz Bakar said.

The flights were suspended after several months of operations, owing to scarcity of passengers and the need to deploy its aircraft to newer routes.

"It does not mean that when we scrap a flight, it is forever. Timing is important and so is growth in cities or attractiveness of tourism products. We need to see whether there is a demand for flights before we decide on continuing with them," Aziz said at the launch of the inaugural Kota Kinabalu to Singapore daily flight on Saturday.

"In the case of these two destinations (Bali and Bangkok), we were below breakeven point and passenger load was low both ways.
"We also need to use our resources more efficiently. Sometimes we have to deploy our aircraft for other new destinations," he added.

Aziz was asked if the new route to Singapore would eventually suffer the same fate as flights to Bali and Bangkok, which had people in Sabah all excited at one point.
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AirAsia X to tap Malaysia, foreign funding
By Jeeva Arulampalam Published: 2008/11/04 BusinessTimes

LONG-HAUL budget carrier AirAsia X will look at foreign and local banks to fund the purchase of its 25 A330 planes, estimated at US$5 billion (RM17.6 billion), says its chief executive officer, Azran Osman-Rani.

With an average market value of US$200 million (RM704 million) per plane, Azran said, AirAsia X's positive cashflow since April has helped convince financiers to lend to the carrier in such challenging times.

Also, having an established brand such as AirAsia has helped in its search for funding in markets plagued by the credit squeeze. "When we presented to financial institutions in August, we were very fortunate because financiers in Europe had confidence in the brand and that it was not a start-up," he said, adding that financing for the first couple of planes have been secured.

Azran was speaking to the media at the carrier's one year commercial service anniversary.

The first A330 was used in AirAsia X's inaugural flight between Kuala Lumpur and Perth on November 2. It was supposed to arrive in Kuala Lumpur yesterday for a media tour but was delayed six hours in Perth due to a computer glitch.

Azran said the second A330 will be delivered in mid-December, followed by three each in 2009 and 2010. The remaining planes are slotted for delivery up to 2013.

"There is an opportunity to accelerate some of the orders because some other airlines are deferring the orders due to problems related to market demand or financing," said Azran.

If AirAsia X took delivery of its planes sooner, Azran said, this would allow it to open up more routes quickly.

It will commence its flights between Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne on November 12.

AirAsia X could also look at flying between eight to 10 cities in India within five years, he added.

Azran said the carrier was on track to start its new flights to London in March. For its London flights, AirAsia X is in talks with three airports - Stansted, Manchester and East Midlands.

While the International Air Transport Association said passenger traffic declined 2.9 per cent and international load factors tumbled to 74.8 per cent in September, Azran said the carrier is still experiencing strong forward bookings from November to March.

"We are starting to see more people in suits at our terminal here. So I think some people are trading down from flying with a full service carrier," he added.

On fuel hedging, Azran said the airline was looking at the option as jet fuel prices have lowered significantly from the middle of this year.

To mark its first year anniversary, AirAsia X is offering free seats for destinations including Gold Coast, Hangzhou, Perth and Melbourne from today to November 9.
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THE Johor government hopes to get more international airlines to land at the Sultan Ismail International Airport in Senai in a bid to attract more foreigners to visit the state.

Currently, only domestic airlines Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and Firefly, which commenced operations last month, land here.

State Tourism and Domestic Trade Committee chairman Hoo Seong Chang said China Southern Airlines had proposed to land at Senai.

"However, as this involved landing rights, there is a need to secure approval from the Transport Ministry and the airport authorities.

"The intention of the state government is to see more airline companies consider commencing their operations in Senai and tapping the China, India and Indonesia routes.
"This will bring in tourism dollars and also help boost the respective tourism-related sectors in the state," he said.

About 1,000 foreigners used the airport in the first nine months of last year.

With more international flights this year, there were about 21,000 foreigners using the airport in the first three quarters of the year, an increase of more than 20 times.

Hoo said this showed that the opening of international routes would bring in direct benefits to the state.

He said the flights not only brought tourists, but also investors keen to have a share in Iskandar Malaysia.

"The state government will explore more international flights in the immediate future. Our main target is China and Indonesia," he said.
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No Problems For Airlines To Reduce Surcharges If Global Oil Prices Are Stable, Says Lajim


Kuala Lumpur, Nov 5 (Bernama) – Malaysian Airlines System Bhd (MAS) and AirAsia Bhd have no problems reducing their fuel surcharges if the global oil prices are stable, said Deputy Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Lajim Ukin.

“AirAsia still imposes a fuel surcharge of RM50 and MAS RM60 because the global oil prices are still not stable,” he said in reply to a question from Hiew King Cheu (BN-Kota Kinabalu) at Dewan Rakyat here today.

Hiew wanted to know why the two airlines fuel charges had not been reduced when the global oil prices had gone down.

Lajim said at one time the surcharge for flights between Malaysia and South Korea had rose to US$98 but now had been reduced to US$62.

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Boeing: Long-term cargo traffic growth
05-11-2008: by Surin Murugiah THEEDGEDAILY

KUALA LUMPUR: Air cargo traffic is expected to trend upwards with the economic growth cycle, fleet renewal and easing of jet fuel prices, said Boeing Commercial Airlines vice-president for marketing Randy Tinseth.

The company's World Air Cargo Forecast 2008/2009 holds that world air cargo would expand at a 5.8% annual rate over the next 20 years with worldwide airfreight traffic tripling through 2027, he said.

Air cargo traffic would grow over the long term despite the current near-term market weakness and worldwide economic uncertainty, said Tinseth. The industry has shown strong recoveries from previous downturns such as the Asian economic crisis, the Sept 11 attacks and SARS outbreak.

"Our research tells us that long-term economic growth, freighter fleet renewal and moderating jet fuel prices will stimulate air cargo traffic growth," he said at Boeing's media briefing on the sidelines of the 24th International Air Cargo Forum & Exhibition 2008 here yesterday.

Tinseth said the world freighter fleet would double to 3,982 aircraft by 2027, and that Asian cargo markets will lead the industry growth, with China at the forefront.

World gross domestic product was projected to average just over 3% during the next 20 years, he said. Asian production fundamentals remain solid while China would remain a source of strong economic growth with substantial industrialisation and related investment.

"Cargo tends to be at the forefront of increased liberalisation of air services, which is a driver of economic growth. Asian air cargo market growth will continue to lead all global traffic routes," he said.

He said domestic Chinese and intra-Asian markets would grow 9.9% and 8.1% per year, respectively, adding that Asia-related markets would experience growth in excess of the global average.
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Malaysia air cargo industry flying high
By Rupa Damodaran Published: 2008/11/05 BusinessTimes



THE value of cargo transported by air in Malaysia grew at a faster rate than the total volume of air cargo handled in the first half of 2008.

For the January-June 2008 period, the value of exports, imports and trans-shipments handled rose 44.6 per cent to RM1.1 billion, from RM760 million in the same period a year ago, while air cargo volume handled grew 5.6 per cent to 416,070 tonnes from 393,907 tonnes a year ago.

"These statistics highlight the significance of the industry ... no longer can this industry be considered just a supporting industry," International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin said at the opening of the 24th International Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition 2008 (ACF 2008) in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

He said last year, the local logistics industry contributed 12.2 per cent to the country's gross domestic product (GDP).

In the first half of 2008, it contributed 11.3 per cent to GDP from 10.1 per cent in the same period a year ago. "Air cargo is an important component of the logistics sector. As companies increasingly engage in just-in-time delivery for goods, air freight will become an even more important aspect of the way business is done," he added.

He also said that logistics services have been included as one of the 12 priority sectors in Asean to facilitate trade and expansion, as well as economic integration.

Asean members have agreed to undertake equity liberalisation to allow up to 49 per cent foreign ownership, including Asean equity, this year, 51 per cent by 2010 and 70 per cent by 2013.
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Dhaka carrier flies into KLIA


PETALING JAYA: Best Air will touch down at the KL International Airport (KLIA) today, making it the sixth new airline flying in this year.

However, while Best Air will fly five times weekly on the Dhaka-KL route, talks are also progressing with India’s Kingfisher Airlines.

Kingfisher was supposed to fly into KLIA in October but since it is in talks with Jet Airways over a proposed alliance, they have gone back to the drawing boards to discuss their move.

The airlines in India are consolidating and it is learnt that Kingfisher has the rights to fly into KLIA from Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai.

Its first point of departure is still unknown but sources said the airline, owned by tycoon Vijay Mallaya, was keen on KLIA.

In December, Kingfisher took over India’s first low-cost carrier Air Deccan, transformed it into a value carrier and named it Kingfisher Red. Kingfisher hoped to use Red’s international rights to expand.

A travel agent contacted by StarBiz said he was looking forward to Kingfisher’s debut as it would provide travellers with more choice of flights into India.

Besides Malaysia Airlines, other carriers plying the route include Air India Express and Jet Airways.

Indian Airlines has stopped plying the route temporarily. AirAsia will start the KL-Trichy route in December.

Best Air, on the other hand, is aiming to tap into the huge Bangladesh-Malaysia migrant worker traffic. Currently, Emirates is enjoying a large share of this market.

The KLIA has been marketing itself globally and this year, it managed to get one additional airline compared with five last year – JetstarAsia, Tiger Airways, Nepal’s Yeti Airlines, SilkAir and Air Niugin. Yeti has stopped flying into KLIA after six months.

Next year, the airport hoped to secure more new airlines, an official from Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, the operator of KLIA, said.

With Best Air, there are 55 airlines flying into KLIA. From January till September, the airport handled 20.5 million passengers.
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Merger Of Service Providers Can Boost Malaysia's Position As Logistics Hub, Says Najib
November 06, 2008 21:40 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 6 (Bernama) -- The merger or formation of alliances among service providers will further strengthen Malaysia's position as a logistics hub, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

He said the moves would allow the build-up of integrated services to take advantage of outsourcing activities by both multinationals and local companies.

Najib, who is also Finance Minister, said Malaysia was ready and willing to listen and accommodate all parties having interests in playing a role towards further nurturing the country's aspirations of becoming a regional logistics hub.

"Towards this end, other measures will be taken (to enhance Malaysia's position) including capacity enhancement to handle more transhipment cargo, provide bulk-breaking and introducing other value-added services to the logistics chain," he said in his address at the Air Cargo Forum 2008 dinner here Thursday.

Najib said Malaysia has logistics service providers who were capable of engaging in supply chain management directly with their clients locally and globally.

"These providers can provide services such as capacity planning and forecasting, port hubs, air cargo, warehouses and distribution centres," he said.

He said the overarching consideration of any business was cost and Malaysia was able to provide these services at very competitive rates.

"This is important now more than ever, as it gives logistics players breathing room in maintaining and growing their business amid an uncertain economic environment," he said.

Najib said Malaysia has been putting in place the building blocks for an integrated logistics hub and could justifiably be pleased with its achievement.

"In 1990, 105 million tonnes of cargo were handled by major ports, airports and rail and only 15 years later, we were handling more than double the tonnage, amounting to 260 million tonnes.

"God willing, we will be able to continue this positive trajectory and show significant growth in the years to come," he said.

On the forum, he said it was a timely opportunity for the aviation and logistics fraternity to come together and examine problems currently faced by the industry, against the backdrop of a series of global problems, including off late the global financial crisis.

He said the latest figures released by the International Air Transport Association were not encouraging.

"Air freight has declined for the last three months, led by Asia-Pacific carriers that posted a 6.5 percent decline in July and a 6.8 percent decline in August," he said.

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