Country Insight: #20 – Malaysia

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..

Europe is the most aspirational destination for South-East Asian travellers with ‘prestigious’ countries the priority

The scenic beauty, natural landscapes, diversity of cultural attractions and the good weather have been identified among the reasons why Europe remains the most aspirational…..

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes again laments the lack of low-cost terminals in Malaysia; points to Japan for inspiration

The AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said recently that it is “absurd” that while LCCs are dominant in Malaysia’s aviation market, the country does not…..

Malaysia’s Malindo resumes expansion with Sydney, Varanasi services and new Brunei base

Malindo Air is resuming expansion in 3Q2019 following a two-year hiatus in which it has shrunk capacity. Lion Group’s Malaysian affiliate is growing its international…..

Non-stop links to Europe and the US are ‘now possible’ as arrival of first A330neo brings ‘new destinations into play’ for AirAsiaX

AirAsia X has taken advantage of this week’s Paris Air Show to highlight its new Airbus A330neo to the world, an aircraft that will offer…..

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…..