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Old May 3rd, 2005, 03:21 PM   #461
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Saturday April 30, 2005
Redang gets daily flights from Singapore

REDANG: Tourist arrivals by air to the island is expected to double to 25,000 a year following the launch of another daily flight – this time from Singapore.

State Industrial Development and Tourism Committee chairman Datuk Mohamed Awang Tera is confident that the island’s eco-system would be able to cope with the increase in visitors.

“We don’t think it will be a problem as we are not going to allow new resorts on the island for now,” he said, adding that the capacity to accommodate the tourist numbers was based on the 1,027 rooms available in the existing 17 resorts.

The State Executive Councillor had earlier welcomed 33 passengers – including 12 travel agents and three newsmen – who flew in on Berjaya Air’s inaugural flight from Singapore yesterday.

Since last May, Berjaya Air’s daily flights from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Selangor had brought 12,500 tourists to the island.

Mohamed said the state government would soon conduct Environmental Impact Assessments on the carrying capacity of all islands in Terengganu.

Malaysian Nature Society head of parks and special projects Andrew Sebastian commented that the influx of tourists, if not properly handled, could jeopardise Redang’s environment.

Redang which won the Best Natural Tourist Attraction award from Tourism Malaysia in 2003 should be promoted as a quality eco-tourism product, he said.

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Old May 5th, 2005, 04:01 PM   #462
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This story was printed from TODAYonline

Foreign carriers welcome to vie for Singapore skies

Republic's liberal air transport regime sees more than 70 foreign airlines flying here

Thursday • May 5, 2005

Letter from LIM BEE KHIM
Deputy director/Corporate communications
for Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport


Mr Prithpal Singh's commentary ("Now to ensure the success of the IRs", April 28) suggested that Singapore needs to improve accessibility (into Singapore) by unilaterally adopting an open skies policy and allowing free access to airlines without insisting on reciprocity.

Mr Singh would be aware that Singapore has one of the most liberal aviation regimes in the world. We have always welcomed foreign carriers to fly to Singapore, in open competition with our own carriers.

To date, Singapore has signed over 90 Air Services Agreements (ASAs), which include open skies agreements with 10 countries.

Many of these agreements provide for traffic rights over and above what is currently needed by Singapore carriers.

Likewise, Singapore has been liberal in providing access for foreign carriers, such as Qatar Airways and Finnair, to operate to Singapore under our ASAs, even when Singapore carriers do not currently operate to these countries.

Indeed, it is because of our liberal aviation policy that more than 70 foreign airlines currently fly to Singapore, accounting for nearly 50 per cent of our air traffic.

Our efforts to grow Changi's network goes beyond providing access for the airlines. We believe in actively partnering airlines to strengthen their operations to Singapore. For example, a $210-million Air Hub Development Fund (AHDF) and a $40-million Growth Incentive Scheme (GIS) are in place to encourage airlines to operate to and expand at Changi.

We have also announced that a new three-year $300-million fund will be launched when the AHDF and the GIS expire at the end of this year.

With the Government's decision to proceed with the integrated resorts, there is no doubt that the Ministry of Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore will continue to negotiate with other countries for mutually-beneficial ASAs and to bring more traffic to Singapore.

In the case of our negotiations with India, just as with any other complex agreement, consensus may only be reached after several rounds of negotiations.

In the meantime, India's Jet Airways is flying to Singapore and Air Sahara will be making its presence here next month, while Singapore's JetStar Asia Airways has indicated plans to commence flights to Kolkata soon.

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Jet Airways (one of the newest airline to start flight to Changi in 2005) :

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Old May 6th, 2005, 01:57 PM   #464
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Business Times - 06 May 2005

Dnata secures $140m from banks for CIAS acquisition

By LIZA LIN

(SINGAPORE) Dubai- based Dnata raised $140 million yesterday in a 10-year financing deal with four banks to help fund its acquisition of Changi International Airport Services (CIAS).

Dnata, Asia's largest travel management company, recently acquired the remaining 21.6 per cent of CIAS needed to solely own the integrated ground service provider at Changi Airport. Last October, Temasek Holdings sold the Emirates Group unit a 78.4 per cent shareholding in CIAS as part of the Singapore investment agency's divestment of non-core assets.

Yesterday's financing agreement was signed through Dnata's wholly owned subsidiary Kedma Holdings. It was lead arranged and funded by Standard Chartered, with DBS Bank, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp and United Overseas Bank. The loan's margin is set at 0.9 per cent over a six-month Singapore-dollar swap offer rate.

Dnata president Gary Chapman said in a statement that the move was a 'significant investment' by Dnata, which chose to make its first-ever financing agreement in the Singapore currency as a natural hedge and to take advantage of the low Sing-dollar interest rates.

The Emirates Group also runs Emirates Airline, the largest Arab carrier.

Dnata's move to acquire one of Changi Airport's ground-handlers and in-flight caterers is in line with the company's steady overseas expansion of its operations. It already exports its ground handling expertise to airports in Pakistan, Iran, Sudan and the Philippines.

Dnata's airport operations arm provides the full range of ground handling services at Dubai International Airport.

CIAS is the second biggest player in Changi Airport, controlling about 20 per cent of the ground services there. It lags chief rival Singapore Airport Terminal Services (Sats), a unit of Singapore Airlines, that is believed to handle about 80 per cent of the airport's ground services. In June 2004, a third player, Swissport International, was awarded a licence to operate at Changi.

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Old May 8th, 2005, 08:52 PM   #465
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Are they going to make CIAS security personal wear arabic robes?
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Old May 12th, 2005, 10:23 AM   #466
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2005 Releases

12 May 2005
Changi Airport Welcomes Air Sahara

More Passenger Traffic between Singapore and India is expected

Changi Airport is poised to handle the fast growing passenger traffic between Singapore and India this year, as it further enhances its connectivity to India with a new airline, Air Sahara. The airline's maiden flight from New Delhi touched down in Singapore around 0630 hours (local time) today.

"Air Sahara's entry into the Singapore-India market occurs at a most opportune time, given the fast growing traffic between our two countries," commented Mr Wong Woon Liong, Director-General of Civil Aviation, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). He added "In 2004, traffic between Singapore and India grew by 21% as compared to the pre-SARS level in 2002. For the Singapore-Delhi sector alone, traffic grew by some 23% in 2004, as compared to 2002".

The privately-owned Air Sahara joins five others at Changi Airport plying the Singapore-India routes, namely Indian Airlines, Air India, Jet Airways, Singapore Airlines and Silkair. Together, they operate more than 220 weekly passenger flights between Singapore and 11 cities in India. With Air Sahara, Changi's network boasts a record of 80 airlines that connect Singapore to some 175 cities in 55 countries via more than 3,900 weekly flights.

Singapore is Air Sahara's first international destination outside South Asia . The airline currently operates to 24 other destinations across India , Nepal and Sri Lanka.

A ceremony was held to welcome Air Sahara's President, Mr Rono Joy Dutta, and his delegation onboard the maiden flight. They were warmly received by Mr Wong and other airport officials.

Air Sahara will operate 14 weekly flights between New Delhi and Singapore. Air Sahara departs New Delhi daily at 2230 hours and arrives at Singapore at 0630 hours the following day. Its return flight to New Delhi departs Singapore at 0900 hours, landing at 1200 hours the same day.

http://www.changi.airport.com.sg/cha...=1115881947693
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Old May 14th, 2005, 09:32 PM   #467
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Aiyah...thats the airport's point of view. As far as I know, the flights are relatively few, and unlikely to make much of a dent in the overall Singapore-India market.
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Old May 14th, 2005, 10:16 PM   #468
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i really like that 'forrest' next to changi. the strip of trees that seperates the runway from the reclaimed land.
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Old May 16th, 2005, 07:19 AM   #469
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Changi Airport april passenger figures rises 8.1% (compare to April 2004) to 2.56 million pax. Cargo handled rises 5.3% (compare to April 2004) to 150,000 tons.

http://www.zaobao.com/sp/sp050516_521.html
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Old May 20th, 2005, 09:41 PM   #470
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i really like that 'forrest' next to changi. the strip of trees that seperates the runway from the reclaimed land.
Hehe...but I think they lost their lustre ever since that reclaimed land appeared. Isnt it much more interesting knowing the line a coastline then barran land? Anyway, I do wonder how long more then can remain there, if the airport ever starts to expand into the reclaimed land!
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2005 Releases

12 May 2005
Changi Airport Welcomes Air Sahara

More Passenger Traffic between Singapore and India is expected

Changi Airport is poised to handle the fast growing passenger traffic between Singapore and India this year, as it further enhances its connectivity to India with a new airline, Air Sahara. The airline's maiden flight from New Delhi touched down in Singapore around 0630 hours (local time) today.

"Air Sahara's entry into the Singapore-India market occurs at a most opportune time, given the fast growing traffic between our two countries," commented Mr Wong Woon Liong, Director-General of Civil Aviation, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). He added "In 2004, traffic between Singapore and India grew by 21% as compared to the pre-SARS level in 2002. For the Singapore-Delhi sector alone, traffic grew by some 23% in 2004, as compared to 2002".

The privately-owned Air Sahara joins five others at Changi Airport plying the Singapore-India routes, namely Indian Airlines, Air India, Jet Airways, Singapore Airlines and Silkair. Together, they operate more than 220 weekly passenger flights between Singapore and 11 cities in India. With Air Sahara, Changi's network boasts a record of 80 airlines that connect Singapore to some 175 cities in 55 countries via more than 3,900 weekly flights.

Singapore is Air Sahara's first international destination outside South Asia . The airline currently operates to 24 other destinations across India , Nepal and Sri Lanka.

A ceremony was held to welcome Air Sahara's President, Mr Rono Joy Dutta, and his delegation onboard the maiden flight. They were warmly received by Mr Wong and other airport officials.

Air Sahara will operate 14 weekly flights between New Delhi and Singapore. Air Sahara departs New Delhi daily at 2230 hours and arrives at Singapore at 0630 hours the following day. Its return flight to New Delhi departs Singapore at 0900 hours, landing at 1200 hours the same day.

http://www.changi.airport.com.sg/cha...=1116735123640
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Old May 22nd, 2005, 04:50 PM   #472
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Changi Airport april passenger figures rises 8.1% (compare to April 2004) to 2.56 million pax. Cargo handled rises 5.3% (compare to April 2004) to 150,000 tons.

http://www.zaobao.com/sp/sp050516_521.html
April's figures out so fast? Wow. I sure hope the momentum is sustained!
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April's figures out so fast? Wow. I sure hope the momentum is sustained!
Yes.......it's in changi website also....
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 05:19 AM   #474
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so next month we will see May-figures

then Huaiwei will be in those figures...if he didnt fly with cargo that is
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so next month we will see May-figures

then Huaiwei will be in those figures...if he didnt fly with cargo that is
! I added a mere 80kg to the cargo hold I believe!
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Saw this planes at changi in the evening (1/6/05):

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Plane landing at Changi (evening):

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Old June 3rd, 2005, 04:10 AM   #478
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huh? thought you are at the airport? how did you upload the pictures?
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huh? thought you are at the airport? how did you upload the pictures?
Haha....no lah....these are old pictures (already in my server).....
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babystan cool pics!..jet airways in the background
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