Redeveloping Terminal 2 Subang


Somehow, most of us,including frequent travelers and those who lives in Subang area must have remembered well how the Selangor satellite town flourished from vast palm oil plantation to home base of Malaysia Airlines decades ago and later the potential being reduced dramatically as KLIA became the new hub of aviation in late 90s.

As the aviation industry grows in Malaysia, there is a talk of redeveloping Subang Terminal 2 and it is understood that Firefly and Malaysia Airlines have also expressed interest in the redevelopment of the terminal, but no proposal has been submitted to the airport operator to date (as reported), apart from Subang SkyPark.

Currently,  Firefly and Berjaya Air currently fly out of the terminal, operating the ATR 72-500s and DeHavilland Dash 7 turboprops. But who knows, later in the coming years, we would see A380 landing in Subang Airport.

# Sandakan would be a good choice too!!

MASwings Expects To Go International Next Year

We found this on MASWings website...

MASwings expects to go international next year

KOTA KINABALU: MASwings might begin its international flights next year if everything goes as planned, according to its chief executive officer Datuk Captain Mohd Nawawi Awang.

Expecting a positive result next week, Nawawi said they were planning to expand their services to the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines – East Asia Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA).He said they were kicking off with two routes via the state capital, namely Kota Kinabalu-Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei) and Kota Kinabalu-Tawau-Tarakan (South Kalimantan), and two from Sarawak, Kuching-Pontianak (West Kalimantan) and Kuching-Bandar Seri Begawan.

He said they were awaiting approval for the four routes, adding that currently, it has been tabled in the Cabinet meetings of both states.

“We are expecting positive answers since we believe the expansion will help us to widen MASwings’ operations in promoting accessibility to these locations, and also to help promote Sabah and Sarawak.

“MASwings sees that both Sabah and Sarawak have great potential, especially when tourism and nature is concerned, and believe a lot of people come here for either education or its health services,” he said.

KLIA Aeropolis

Hello everyone,

Our friend sent me this video and I found it to be superb. Guess what, KLIA Aeropolis Master-plan Program.

The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) falls within the Klang Valley 2 vicinity and is currently working on initiatives to develop the area within.The objective of the proposed development is to create KLIA into a Vibrant Airport City and for it to become a prominent destination area. 

This area will no longer just be restricted to airport related activities. Eventually, this vicinity will KLIA Aeropolisan emerging airport city be transformed into a multimodal, multifunctional enterprise which will in turn become a diversified city with significant employment, trading and business activities. This city will become a shopping, leisure and tourism destination in its own right when complete.

See ya!!

MP calls for upgrade of Sandakan airport

This is from Borneo Post Online : Nov 10, 2011

SANDAKAN: Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said Sandakan should have a distinctive airport of international standing in order to attract more foreign tourists.

Describing Sandakan as a destination offering diversity in eco-tourism, he said based on the number of aircraft movements and the increasing number of passengers from year to year, it was appropriate for the airport to be upgraded and the flight frequencies increased in order to make it competitive with other airports in the country.

“Upgrading the airport is in line with the government’s aspiration to make Malaysia a premier tourist destination in Southeast Asia.

“The Ministry of Tourism targets the revenue earned from tourism be about RM161 billion with an influx of 36 million tourists by 2020,” he said.

Liew, who is also Sandakan member of paliament, added by upgrading it into an international airport, the district would be able to attract investors.

He said that when declaring open the 12th Sandakan Festival held at the lobby of the Sandakan airport yesterday.

The two-day festival which started yesterday, is an affirmation of welcome for tourists to visit Sandakan which is known for its natural environment and tropical rainforest. Various events and activities have been planned to attract the people to come and visit the Sandakan airport.

“We must treat this airport not only as a point of arrival and departure but also to visit the outlets which offer products to suit the tourists’ tastes,” Liew added.

He stressed that in order to turn Sandakan into a district that can generate its own economy, particularly for the local communities, the high-end tourist markets should be tapped and given attention to, especially in Europe, the Middle East, China, Korea and Japan.

He called on the operators and agencies based at the airport to continue providing courteous and quality service to protect the image of the country and that of the district.

Also present were Sandakan Municipal Council president Datuk Ir James Wong and Malaysia Airport Berhad Sandakan manager Awang Mali Awang Anak.

MAS Tempting Airfares to Europe and North Asia

Hello again,

Happy news everyone. Malaysia Airlines announced enticing fares to selected European destinations and North Asia until 25 Nov via its distribution channel and travel agents in Malaysia.

For sure, with the strengthening of ringgit against green note and Euro, this is a timely opportunity for holidaymaker, travelers and tourists to plan their trips now.

Very tempting isnt it ??



 And many others. Till then, see ya!!