DENPASAR: Malindo Air’s inaugural flights to Bali and Jakarta in Indonesia yesterday and Monday, respectively, have been well-received.
The all-inclusive one-way fares from Kuala Lumpur were almost fully booked by Malaysians and tourists.
“We’re excited by this great potential. This further reinforces
Kuala Lumpur as an important Asian gateway. Our strong business and
cultural ties to Indonesia make us a natural departing point for flights
across the region,“ Malindo chief executive officer Chandran Rama Muthy said in a statement.
Malindo will have 10 new planes added to its fleet every year as part of its plans to own 100 aircraft in 10 years’ time.
Malindo also has plans to own a 787 Dreamliner by 2015.
“In the meantime, we cannot disclose when we would open for India
and Southern China, as we are pending approval from their authorities,“
said Malindo director of public relations and communications Raja Sa’adi Raja Amrin, who spoke as a proxy for Chandran, who was absent due to unforseen circumstances.
Offering daily services by the newly flown-in Boeing 737-900ER, the frequency of flights may be increased if demand continued to pour in, the airline said.
Construction is ongoing for a new terminal for Bali’s Ngurah Rai
Denpasar Airport, which has a single runway coping with 23 incoming and
outgoing flights per hour.
The three-trillion-rupiah airport will be completed by next May.
Meanwhile, Raja Sa’adi squelched concerns about Malindo’s safety and precautionary procedures post sister company Lion Air’s accident in Bali in April.
“Malindo’s maintenance as well as cabin staffing are handled by National Aerospace and Defence Industries Sdn Bhd.
“They undergo rigorous training and adhere to the highest standards.”
Malaysia Airlines "satay service" is named the World's Best Airline Signature
dish in the 2013 World Airline Awards. The traditional Malay dish of grilled chicken and beef skewers in a spicy peanut sauce has long been a passenger favorite. Refer to the list of top 3 featuring best catering service.
World Airline Awards for Best Signature Dish
1. Malaysia Airlines (Satay Service)
2. Asiana Airlines (Bibimbap)
3. Emirates (Arabic Mezze)
Till then, see ya.
P/S : Yes, the dining experience is really wonderful and amazing.
Borneo Post : Posted on September 13, 2013, Friday
KOTA KINABALU: MASwings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia
Airlines, has taken the initiative to unveil the 50th Malaysia Day logo
on its aircraft.
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said as
the main community airline in Sabah and Sarawak, the effort undertaken
by MASwings was expected to go a long way in further strengthening the
unity in Malaysia.
“Corporate bodies too can play a role in
helping create better awareness on the true meaning of Malaysia Day,
including displaying the Malaysia Day logo such as the one unveiled by
“It is my hope that more Malaysians will reflect on our
shared history, whereby the two Borneo states of Sabah and Sarawak
together with the Federation of Malaya helped form a new country,” he
said at the unveiling of the logo on MASwings’ new ATR72-600 and Twin
Otter DHC6-400 aircraft at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport here
Musa said Malaysia Day, which falls on September 16,
was a historic occasion that brought together the people of Sabah,
Sarawak and the Peninsular.
“In the last five decades, we have
overcome many challenges and seen transformations in many sectors. The
aviation sector too has gone through phases of growth and today, air
travel has become a lot more accessible with the introduction of
community and budget airlines,” he said in his speech delivered by State
Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun.
said tourism was an important sector in Sabah’s economy and was
featured prominently in the Sabah Development Corridor and the
Federal-led Economic Transformation Programme.
“MASwings’ role is
indeed very important in Sabah as part of our efforts to further promote
tourism beyond Kota Kinabalu,” he said.
MASwings chief executive
officer Datuk Mohd Nawawi Awang said the specially designed 50th
Malaysia Day logo with the Jalur Gemilang featured within the number ‘0’
plus the salutation ‘Tahniah Sabah dan Sarawak’ (Congratulations Sabah
and Sarawak) was painted on the two new MASwings’ aircraft for
operations within Sabah and Sarawak.
“This is a historic
celebration for the whole nation and our way (displaying logo on the
aircraft) to congratulate the people of Sabah and Sarawak for their
significant development and economic growth,” he said.
said MASwings would be launching a special airfare promotion called
“Everyday Low Fare” on all domestic routes on September 16.
is the very first time that MASwings has come up with a very special
fare with up to 80 per cent discount being offered dedicated especially
to all our valuable customers,” he said.
Mohd Nawawi said booking
period for the promotion would be on Sept 16 to Dec 17, 2013 for travel
period from Oct 1 to Dec 31, 2013.
SEPANG – Malaysia Airports is pleased to announce that Iraqi Airways,
the national carrier of Iraq has re- commenced its operations to Kuala
Lumpur, after a period of 34 years, offering two flights weekly on
Baghdad – Kuala Lumpur route.
Iraqi Airways will operate to Kuala Lumpur on Tuesdays and Saturdays,
using Boeing 777 type of aircraft. The flight from Baghdad to Kuala
Lumpur takes approximately eight and a half hours.
The inclusion of Iraqi Airways takes the number of Middle Eastern
airlines serving KL International Airport (KLIA) to 13, offering
connections to various capital cities in the Middle East. The other
Middle Eastern airlines flying to KLIA are Iran Air, Emirates, Gulf Air,
Saudi Arabian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Kuwait Airways,
Yemenia Yemen Airways, Mahan Air, Oman Air, Royal Jordanian and Egypt
Air. Iraqi Airways is the 64th international airline operating at KLIA.
In today’s welcome reception, Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad, Managing Director
of Malaysia Airports led the Malaysian delegates in greeting Iraqi
Minister of Transport, Mr Hadi Al Ameri together with the arriving
passengers of Flight IA 455 from Baghdad.
Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad said, “Malaysia Airports warmly welcomes the
return of Iraqi Airways to Kuala Lumpur and wishes them success for this
operation. The inclusion of Iraqi Airways further added to KLIA’s
international network and offers passengers with new, direct connection
to Baghdad, famous for its rich historical heritages.”
"We are looking forward to the resumption of services by other airlines
such as British Airways and Qantas. We have had several meetings with
British Airways to encourage them to recommence their services to KLIA.
Last year we invited a British Airways (BA) team to Malaysia to assess
the market. Following this visit, BA has indicated an interest to
return. We will continue to engage them and hope that they will make a
favourable decision. We have also had exploratory discussion with Qantas
to encourage them to resume their services as well." he added.
So far this year, KLIA has welcomed six new airlines such as Thai
Smile, Malindo Air, Air France, Turkish Airlines, Philippine Airlines
and Iraqi Airways.
“1.23 million passenger movements from the Middle East region was
registered for the first half of 2013 which represented a growth of
13.4%, compared to the same period in 2012. We foresee the Middle East
region to continue contributing to higher number of passenger movement
this year, especially with the inclusion of new airlines from Middle
East,” said Bashir.
Iraqi Airways was founded in 1945. The first planes used were Dragon
Rapides. For the next fiscal decade, until 1955, these planes were
alternated with Vickers Viscounts. By 1955, however, the Viscounts took
over all of Iraqi Airways' services. The 1960s arrived, and so did the
jet age. Iraqi Airways was quick to modernize, buying Russian built
Tupolev TU-124 planes as well as British built Tridents.
For those who missed to purchase your get-away ticket, please do check out the Matta Fair 2014 which is scheduled to be on 14 March until 16 March 2014. The venue is at Tun Razak Hall 1,2,3,4 and Pelantaran Putra, Legar Putra, Tun Hussein Onn, Tun Dr Ismail.
Guess what, WITM-MATTA 2013 that had just concluded few days ago (6-8 SEPT 2013) was really amazing with knock down airfares to all destinations.
Till then, see ya ~
p/s : Never ever miss the last few hours of MATTA FAIR.
PETALING JAYA: Malindo
Air, after six months in operation and with nearly a dozen routes on
its network, will begin plying the Jakarta and Bali routes next month.
It will be its maiden entry into Indonesia and will give Malaysians
more connectivity to Jakarta and Bali, while Indonesians will get a new
gateway into KL International Airport (KLIA) and the rest of the world.
This was also the plan when the hybrid airline, which offers premium
amenities at budget prices, was set up, i.e., to give Indonesians a new
transit hub via KLIA to the world.
Lion Air now also has a new option of ferrying its passengers from all over Indonesia to KLIA and beyond via Malindo.
Malindo is 49% owned by PT Lion Grup, which owns Indonesia’s biggest domestic carrier, Lion Air. The balance 51% of Malindo is held by a Malaysian investor.
Malindo said it would fly daily from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta beginning Sept 23 and from KL to Bali from Sept 26.
The all-inclusive fares for the routes will start from RM159 to Jakarta and RM199 to Bali.
“Their entry into the KL-Jakarta and KL-Bali routes would put pressure
on other airlines to dump fares, but bodes well for travelers. We are
already seeing fares falling on some of the routes that Malindo is currently plying,” an expert said.
“Fares have dropped on the KL-Kota Kinabalu and KL-Kuching routes and
also the KL-Dhaka route, and all this is because of competition,” the
expert said. Malindo chief executive officer Chandran Rama Muthy said in a statement that the flights were the latest addition to Malindo’s
long-term plan to convert KLIA into a regional gateway, as the services
between KL-Jakarta and KL-Bali would allow convenient connectivity for
passengers on the Dhaka-KL service. Malindo’s new Jakarta and Bali services further reinforce Kuala Lumpur’s position as an important Asian gateway.
The airline will use the Boeing 737-900ER aircraft for the connectivity. Malindo currently plies 11 destinations via two hubs, KLIA and Subang Skypark. It plans to fly to 20 destinations by the year-end.
Of course we would love to share this information with our fellow friends. It is about loyalty programs. Frequent-flyer programs are customer loyalty programs used by many passenger airlines. This is a list of current and former airlines with frequent-flyer programs, and the names of those programs.
After a long wait finally DCA Sandakan Club organized fishing trip for its members. At the same time this fishing trip to celebrate Mr Lai Kok Diing as he will be transfered to DCA KK end of this month (September 2013).
Skyscraper at Sandakan City.
Heading to Pulau Bai (Bai Island).
Cyril, Met office officer with his 1st ever saltwater fish in his life, saltwater catfish (ikan duri). Not bad for a first timer.
Azlan also got his 1st fish in his life, baby grouper.
Yazid with his grouper.
Azlan again and again.
Mr Lai Kok Diing patiently waiting fish to bite his bait.
Joe took his nap after he eats and got two groupers. he slept almost 2 hours as the weather very nice and windy.
In our most honest opinion, we think the most recognizable and classic livery is Deutsche Lufthansa AGL commonly known as just Lufthansa and sometimes internationally as Lufthansa German Airlines. It is the flag carrier of Germany and the largest airline in Europe, both in terms of overall passengers carried and fleet size.
The airline is the world's fourth-largest airline
in terms of overall passengers carried, operating services to more than 70 countries
across Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe.
Somehow, it is quite interesting to see that MH planes are equipped with 3 different liveries.
Who knows, MH will come out with 4th livery... Till then, see ya!