10 December 2013 The Government has relaxed visa restrictions for tourists from India and China in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014 next year. Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Indian and Chinese tourists will be granted the visa-on-arrival (VoA) facility, but only for those who enter Malaysia through a third country. … Continue reading Visa-on-arrival reinstated for India and China nationals who travel to Malaysia through third country
31 December 2013 Premium air travellers, who previously may have been hesitant to fly via the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT), could soon be enticed to use the new Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2), which is due to open on May 2 next year. AirAsia to benefit from KL Sentral-klia2 rail link Premium travellers, who … Continue reading AirAsia to benefit from KL Sentral-klia2 rail link
30 December 2013 Malindo Air, Malaysia’s hybrid airline, aims to achieve more than three million passenger target by end-2014, with the opening of the spanking new klia2 on May 2, 2014. Chief Executive Officer Chandran Rama Muthy said: "we’re already touching about 900,000 passengers this month. We aim to touch the first one million passengers … Continue reading Malindo Air aims to hit 3 million passenger target by end-2014
30 December 2013 STRATEGIC LOCATION: KLIA, klia2 and Subang Skypark expected to handle 82m passengers by 2020 KUALA Lumpur is set to play a larger role as an aviation hub in Southeast Asia in the next seven years, say analysts. The city is expected to handle some 82 million passengers by 2020 at its three … Continue reading KL set for greater heights
28 December 2013 By Leong Hung Yee The rapidly-expanding aviation sector is expected to remain challenging and competitive in 2014. Nevertheless, industry players and analysts are of the opinion that the outlook will be “positive” next year. A Malindo Air plane doing a trial landing on klia2‘s run way. According to industry players, the opening … Continue reading Good year ahead for aviation?
24 December 2013 The joint venture (JV) between UEM Construction Sdn Bhd and Bina Puri Sdn Bhd said it would complete the work package for the low-cost terminal, klia2, by the stipulated deadline on Jan 31, 2014. In a joint statement Tuesday, the companies said they were "working rigorously" to ensure the physical completion of … Continue reading UEM Construction-Bina Puri JV To Complete klia2 Work On Time
20 December 2013 BY B.K. SIDHU AS far as klia2 is concerned, it is no longer a question of keeping deadlines, but of credibility. How many delays can one stomach? Two, three, four? And how many are needed to get this giant structure completed? Over the past few days, there has been talk of yet … Continue reading klia2 – how many delays can one stomach?
19 December 2013 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is worried that the opening date of the multi-billion ringgit klia2 could be further delayed if the main contractors fail to meet their January deadline, the Business Times reported today. The exterior of klia2 as seen on August 19, 2013. – Picture by Saw Siow Feng Without … Continue reading klia2 at mercy of contractors
17 December 2013 DOUBTS have resurfaced over the opening of the RM4 billion Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2), which is scheduled for May 2 next year. Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is concerned that another delay may be imminent should the key contractors be unable to hand over the main terminal by end-January. "The … Continue reading Concern over klia2’s opening
17 December 2013 The possibility of a further delay in the completion of the new low-cost carrier terminal (klia2) in Sepang comes as a major shock to analysts and could dampen Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd‘s (MAHB) share price in the near term. Last week, contrary to previous briefings, MAHB said that it was concerned that … Continue reading MAHB share price may face weakness