Malaysia debates the relative merits of expanding Penang airport and building new Kulim airport

Malaysia’s finance minister Lim Guan Eng said the Government will consider expanding Penang International airport to accommodate up to 20 million passengers per annum, as…..

Understanding LCCs – where in the world do LCCs most heavily dominate?

Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) have been rarely out of the news over the past 20 years as they disrupted market after market. And ever since,…..

Seletar reopens to airlines and offers new alternative for the busy Singapore-Kuala Lumpur market

Singapore’s Seletar airport has finally reopened to commercial services with the launch of flights from Malaysia Airlines regional subsidiary Firefly. The new Seletar-Subang route provides…..

Malaysia Airports may focus more on its home market after gaining 35 year extension to operate 39 Malaysian airports

Malaysia’s government has extended the rights of Malaysia Airports Holdings (MAHB) to operate, manage and maintain 39 airports and short take off and landing airports…..

Malacca tourism set to surge as AirAsia finally confirms its arrival date

Tourism in the historical Malaysian city of Malacca should surge as AirAsia finally launches flights to its underserved airport. Malaysia’s largest airline – and Asia’s…..

AirAsia X Malaysia slows fleet expansion in 2019 as first A330-900neo delivery delayed until 2Q2020

AirAsia X Malaysia will take a hiatus from fleet expansion this year and has postponed delivery of its first A330-900neo from 4Q2019 to 2Q2020. However,…..

Malaysia Airlines pursues expansion in Indonesia with four new secondary destinations

Malaysia Airlines plans to double the size of its Indonesian network with the launch of services to Kertajati, Padang, Pekanbaru and Solo. While the new…..

Malaysia Airlines increases its Melbourne flights following AirAsia X’s move to Avalon 

Malaysia Airlines is increasing capacity to Melbourne Tullamarine this winter in an apparent response to rising demand following rival AirAsia X’s move to Melbourne Avalon…..

Almost four years on, what has happened to AirAsia’s Langkawi base?

AirAsia has not yet opened a base at Langkawi nearly four years after unveiling an ambitious expansion plan for the Malaysian resort island. In early…..

Malaysia Airlines transitions its first class cabin into a premium business class offer

Asian carrier Malaysia Airlines has dropped its first class offering onboard its Airbus A350 and A380 aircraft, but will retain the premium product, instead selling…..

Malaysia’s AirAsia plans more rapid expansion in 2019 despite airport constraints and pilot shortage

AirAsia is planning further rapid expansion in its original home market of Malaysia despite airport infrastructure constraints and a shortage of pilots. Summary: Malaysia AirAsia…..