Air Asia to charge check-in fees

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This is posted on Posted Date : 19/08/2011 by Flight Centric

AirAsia says it will charge check-in fees as rising fuel costs impact on its bottom line.

Southeast Asia's largest budget carrier said it hoped the new charge would encourage customers to check in online as well as recover some of the losses caused by soaring aviation fuel costs.

The fee of RM10 will be applied to tickets booked after September 20 and apply only to travellers using airport counters - not self-service kiosks.

Meanwhile, all travellers using the majority of airports in Malaysia will be hit with a 25 per cent increase in airport taxes from September.

Malaysia Airport Holdings, which manages most of the country’s commercial airports, has bumped the fee from 51 ringgit to RM65. Airlines will also be forced to pay increased charges for landing and parking airplanes, a fee all airlines will have little choice but to pass on to passengers.

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When Two Airlines Tie-Up

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Malaysia Airlines

As usual, the hot topic in these few weeks is the unprecedented tie-up between Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and rival AirAsia/AirAsiaX has drawn lots of interests. It has come into surprise not only to aviation ethusiasts and mass media but also state politicians.

The segment will be one full service carrier which is dominated by MAS and low-cost carrier will be championed by AirAsia. However, AirAsiaX would concentrating its business in medium and long haul low cost carrier.

In due course, there are few uncertainties as a result of the partnership. Let us hope the share swap deal by these two conglomerates will not result in fare increases in both full service and low cost carrier. Of course there are few other questions yet to be answered but we all hope that they will not only rationalise the ageing fleet and operations, but also staff.

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MAS offers extra flights for Hari Raya and Merdeka holidays

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Published: Sunday August 7, 2011 MYT 12:43:00 PM


PETALING JAYA:  Malaysia Airlines is offering 34 additional flights to cope with the increasing demand during the upcoming Hari Raya Puasa and Merdeka holidays from August 26 to Sep 4 2011.

“We have increased capacity on a number of demand sectors to cater for travellers who wish to enjoy the festive season with their beloved ones or go for a short holiday,” said MAS executive vice president for commercial strategy Datuk Dr. Amin Khan in a statement Sunday.

The 34 extra flights will connect Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Tawau, Labuan and Kota Baru. Customers can find out more on the MAS website or the MAS toll free number 1-300-88-3000.



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The Inaugural Fireflyz Flight to Sandakan Videos

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For those who are interested to watch the inaugural Fireflyz flight to Sandakan on Aug 1st 2011, check it out here. Posted are two marvellous videos for you to watch.

Happy watching.

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Knock Down Price From AirAsia - Again !!

This is published at TheStar : Saturday August 6, 2011 MYT 4:03:00 PM

AirAsia offers low fares to some Asean destinations

PETALING JAYA: Low-cost airline AirAsia will be offering discounted fares for its selected Asean routes for bookings made in the next two weeks.

Booking period for this promotion is from Aug 8 to 14, 2011, with the travel period from Jan 3-Feb 28, 2012.

Its all-inclusive fares will begin from RM89 to destinations including Hanoi (Vietnam), Clark (Philippines), Vientiane (Laos), Hat Yai (Thailand), Yangon (Myanmar), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Bandar Sri Begawan (Brunei), and Bandung (Indonesia).

Flights to Siem Reap (Cambodia) start from RM129 and Bali (Indonesia) from RM149. Prices for domestic destinations begin at RM29, including Johor Baru to Penang, while Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Miri destinations start at RM49.

“Since the traveling period is until Feb 28, 2012, guests can also take this opportunity to make their Valentine's Day celebration next year even more special by taking their loved ones on a romantic getaway to the destinations that we have on offer,” AirAsia regional head of commercial Kathleen Tan said in a statement Saturday. 

Happy booking guys.
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Fireflyz : Selamat Datang

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Welcome to Sandakan : Gateway of Wildlife of Borneo. Everybody knows where Sandakan is. The green lung of Borneo.

On Aug 1st 2011, the community airlines starts its twice-daily service from Kuala Lumpur as part of reorganizational process to serve customers better by MAS. FY 540 departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 7am and arrived at Sandakan Airport at 9.45am with a load factor of 90 per cent.The promotional all in fare is currently offering travelers from RM29 one-way to Sandakan.

That's affordable man.

For your info, Sandakan is the fourth airport that Firefly operates in Sabah/Sarawak, after Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Sibu.
As part of the ceremonial purposes when a particular vehicle (in this case : Boeing 737-800) under plumes of water expelled by two (or more) firefighting vehicles. Guess what, the procession symbolically the arrival of a new aircraft into a particular airport is really amazing.

Attached below are photos taken during the day.

AFRS personnel are anxiously waiting for the taxiing aircraft

The moment of truth is about to begin

Water salute

This is the best shot. Thanks Mr Yazid Hilmi

Opss, it's done..!!

Welcome Fireflyz

Men of the day (from left Capt.Dato' Francis Ch'ing Hwee Keong and FO Brian See Wen Tin) 

Perfect angle (credit to shafri)

Port wing

I'm speechless for the very first time.

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Happy Ramadan 2011

To all,

Wish you a very happy Ramadan Al Mubarak [Ramadan 1st 1432 A.H.]