DCA Sandakan is deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic news of the crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur last night.

Our deepest condolence go to the relatives and the loved ones of the passengers who perished in this disaster. We share their sorrow and bereavement and pray for strength to get through this tragedy.
Our deepest condolences go to the relatives and loved ones of the passengersand crew who perished in this horrific mid-air disaster. In particular to the families of our 23 Malaysians who have lost their lives, we share their sorrow and bereavement and pray for strength to get through this tragedy. - See more at:


TheStar : Wednesday July 16, 2014

LONDON: AirAsia has been named the “World’s Best Low-Cost Airline” at the 2014 World Airline Awards, bringing the tally to six consecutive wins of the coveted award by the airline.

AirAsia also won “Asia’s Best Low Cost Airline” award for the sixth consecutive year. The Skytrax World Airline Awards is the global benchmark of airline excellence and one of the most prestigious accolades for the airline industry. This annual global survey is conducted over a 10-month period, covering over 245 airlines from the largest international airlines to smaller domestic carriers.

A total of 18.9 million customer surveys were completed, measuring standards across 41 key performance indicators of an airline’s front-line product and services.

AirAsia Group chief executive Tan Sri Tony Fernandes (pic) in a statement said: “It all started with a dream 12 years ago. From two aging aircraft and just six routes back in 2002, we have grown to operate a proud fleet of over 160 aircraft, 95 destinations and carried over 250 million guests. It is a great honour to be acknowledged as the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline for six consecutive years and for that, I thank our guests, whose valuable criticisms and feedback made us an outstanding airline today and my incredible team of Allstars who work hard every day to deliver only the best.

“In aviation, the one thing that remains constant is change and innovation. However, such strategies are only successful if they are supported by partners such as airport authorities. We invite them to work as a team and help us to continue to be the world’s best.”

“This year, we are proud to announce a comeback in the low cost carrier market in Japan, with new partners and investors. We shall re-emerge with a greater strategy and business plan in our quest to revolutionise Japan’s low-cost carrier segment.

“We are also ecstatic with the grand launch of AirAsia India, our latest affiliate committed to innovatively tap into India’s underserved aviation market and becoming the obvious choice for low-cost travel in India, via lowest fares and unparalleled service and product options.”


TheStar : Friday June 27, 2014

SEPANG: The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) handled a record 20.3 million passengers in the first five months of this year, an increase of 12% compared with 18.2 million passengers recorded over the same period last year.

Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd (MAHB) Managing Director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said between January and May, the KLIA-Main Terminal Building (MTB) also registered passenger movement of 26.7 million.

"This significant growth in traffic performance was due to the rising demand for air travel, expansion of routes and increased frequencies by both full service and low-cost carriers. 

"We have long surpassed the original target growth in our business direction document which was to record 60 million passengers, annually, by the year 2014," he said in his speech at KLIA's 16th anniversary on Friday.

He said the tragedy of the missing flight MH370 carrying 239 passengers and crew members, did not have a big impact on tourist arrivals to the country as the Ministry of Tourism actively conducted promotional activities for Visit Malaysia Year 2014. 

Badlisham said MAHB also revised the target to record over 10 million passengers by 2020 under its new five-year business direction.

Last year, MAHB recorded 79.6 million passengers at all its 39 airports in the country which included five international, 16 domestic and 18 short take off and landing ports, including 47.5 million passengers at KLIA.

"This is a growth of 19.1% from that registered in 2012 for KLIA and the highest, year-on-year, increase since 2014," he added.

A total of 63 airlines operate from KLIA to more than one hundred destinations. 

Last year, KLIA welcomed seven new airlines, namely Malindo Air, Air France, Turkish Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Iraqi Airways, Regent Airways and Shanghai Airlines.
Till then, see ya~


27 May 2014

1. Release of Raw Data On the 19th of May, the Acting Minister of Transport has instructed the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) to discuss with Inmarsat on the release of the Inmarsat ‘raw data’ for public consumption. 

Inmarsat and the DCA have been working for the release of the data communication logs and the technical description of the analysis. 

As a result, the data communication logs from Inmarsat as well as the relevant explanation to enable the reader to understand the data provided is being released.


a. The attached data logs along with additional notes for (9M-­‐MRO) Flight MH370 was prepared by Inmarsat.

b. For any additional information and queries, please email