Malaysia Airlines to serve festive meals during Chinese New Year

21 January 2020 Malaysia Airlines will offer festive meals to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year on select flights as well as in its Golden Lounges in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Kuching International Airport and Kota Kinabalu International Airport. From January 25 to 31, Malaysia Airlines will offer festive dishes for lunch, dinner and … Continue reading Malaysia Airlines to serve festive meals during Chinese New Year

Mavcom fines AirAsia, AAX RM2m each for charging extra fee, MAHB penalised for service quality shortfall

20 January 2020 The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has imposed financial penalties on AirAsia Group Bhd, AirAsia X Bhd (AAX) and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) subsidiary Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd (MA Sepang), which manages the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2. In a statement today, Mavcom said the financial penalties imposed on … Continue reading Mavcom fines AirAsia, AAX RM2m each for charging extra fee, MAHB penalised for service quality shortfall

Malaysia on high alert following coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan

20 January 2020 Malaysian response teams at all international entry points and health facilities around the country particularly the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Health Office have been placed on high alert following the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. In his Facebook post, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said thermal scanners and … Continue reading Malaysia on high alert following coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan

KLIA terminals expected to see 10% rise in passenger traffic during CNY: MAHB

20 January 2020 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has forecast a 10% increase in passenger traffic movements at both terminals of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) during the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration versus the same period last year. It said the KLIA main terminal and KLIA2 are expected to handle 1.3 million and 1.8 … Continue reading KLIA terminals expected to see 10% rise in passenger traffic during CNY: MAHB

VMY2020:Tourists drawn to Malaysia’s diversity

18 January 2020 A study by Tourism Malaysia found that foreign visitors are drawn to the country’s rich cultural tapestry through historical walking tours, traditional arts performances and cultural events, including batik-drawing workshops. Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik said with this in mind, 198 exciting cultural activities had been lined … Continue reading VMY2020:Tourists drawn to Malaysia’s diversity

198 events lined up for VM2020

17 January 2020 Malaysia boasts a list of 198 vibrant, exciting and well-balanced events for tourists from all walks of life in conjunction with this year’s Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020) campaign. Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik said VM2020 offers tourists as well as locals a great chance to explore Malaysia … Continue reading 198 events lined up for VM2020

MIDF Research: AirAsia to benefit from Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX suspension delivery

17 January 2020 MIDF Research has maintained its “buy” call on AirAsia Group Bhd (AAGB) in view of positive outlook as the airline is poised to be the market beneficiary in terms of capacity following Malaysia Airlines Bhd’s (MAB) suspension delivery of its 25 Boeing 737 MAX. The research house has also kept the target … Continue reading MIDF Research: AirAsia to benefit from Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX suspension delivery

‘Sufficient influenza antiviral stock at Ministry’s facilities’

14 January 2020 The Health Ministry’s facilities have sufficient influenza antiviral stock for up to three months, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. For private health facilities, he said, there were five suppliers with the capacity of one million capsules of such antiviral that could cover 100,000 patients. “Private clinics need to apply … Continue reading ‘Sufficient influenza antiviral stock at Ministry’s facilities’

Kento Momota Injured, Driver Dead In Car Crash At MEX Highway In Kuala Lumpur

13 January 2020 Japanese shuttler Kento Momota may have had an unforgettable moment after winning the Malaysia Masters on Sunday (12 January), but his experience took a turn for the worse after he got involved in a harrowing accident in Kuala Lumpur early Monday (13 January) morning. According to the New Straits Times, the world … Continue reading Kento Momota Injured, Driver Dead In Car Crash At MEX Highway In Kuala Lumpur

KLIA: A full reboot is required to stay competitive

11 January 2020 With the recent resignation of Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) chief executive, Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin, PAS Central’s Economic, Real Estate and Entrepreneur Development Committee feels the time is right for the federal government to re-evaluate the aviation industry’s entire well-being and development. As one of the key enablers for any nation’s … Continue reading KLIA: A full reboot is required to stay competitive

MAHB says 2019 air traffic growth at 5.6%, surpasses target

10 January 2020 Passengers who passed through Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB’s) total network of airports, including the group’s Turkey Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISG), grew 5.6% to 140.63 million in 2019 from 2018’s 133.16 million. The growth surpassed the 4.9% target MAHB set for 2019, according to the airport operator in a statement … Continue reading MAHB says 2019 air traffic growth at 5.6%, surpasses target

2010 > 2019 – Newsmakers: Navigating turbulence, tragedies and shifting runways

9 January 2020 MALAYSIAN aviation has seen nearly everything in the past decade — irrational price wars, multiple heart-wrenching tragedies, the birth of a new regulator and, soon, its impending end. Already the region’s largest budget carrier in 2010, AirAsia Group Bhd has continued to fly high. Its fleet size has grown 57%, from 90 … Continue reading 2010 > 2019 – Newsmakers: Navigating turbulence, tragedies and shifting runways

Malaysian telco offers unlimited mobile data for tourists with Travel Pass service

9 January 2020 Tourists visiting Malaysia will be able to get mobile Internet before leaving the airport with Unifi’s Travel Pass mobile prepaid service. The telco says it is selling the pass at tourism information counters in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2. The Travel Pass comes in two versions – a seven-day pass … Continue reading Malaysian telco offers unlimited mobile data for tourists with Travel Pass service

Tough road ahead for local airlines?

8 January 2020 Volatility in fuel and foreign exchange rates (forex), overcapacity and stiff competition from regional peers and Gulf carriers have hit the local aviation sector with a severe turbulence last year. Aviation analysts said the local aviation industry was at a critical juncture, given the United States Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) downgrade of … Continue reading Tough road ahead for local airlines?

Dior, Lancôme, Swarovski & Estée shops bolster Eraman Duty Free reset

8 January 2020 Malaysian travel retailer Eraman Duty Free has opened four new stores across Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) in the latest phase of the commercial reset strategy. Dior, Lancôme and Swarovski units opened at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in late December alongside an Estée Lauder store … Continue reading Dior, Lancôme, Swarovski & Estée shops bolster Eraman Duty Free reset

Immigration arrival area at klia2 doubles capacity following renovation

7 January 2020 The renovated immigration arrival hall can now comfortably facilitate 1,000 visitors at a time, compared to the prior 500 visitors. Following the expansion of its immigration arrival area, international passengers arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 2 (klia2) can now utilise a more spacious and comfortable arrival hall. Malaysia Airports successfully … Continue reading Immigration arrival area at klia2 doubles capacity following renovation

Eraman opens Dior, Lancôme and Swarovski boutiques at KLIA and Estée Lauder store at Kota Kinabalu Airport

6 January 2020 Malaysia Airports-owned travel retailer Eraman has opened new boutiques in partnership with leading brands Dior, Lancôme and Swarovski at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The retailer has also opened its fifth store in partnership with Estée Lauder at Kota Kinabalu International Airport, having opened stores there for Jo Malone, La Mer, MAC … Continue reading Eraman opens Dior, Lancôme and Swarovski boutiques at KLIA and Estée Lauder store at Kota Kinabalu Airport

Malaysia Airports opens refurbished immigration arrivals hall at klia2

6 January 2020 Malaysia Airports has opened the newly refurbished immigration arrivals hall at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2). Opened in conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020), the arrivals hall can now accommodate twice the number of passengers than before. Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) is a mega terminal that replaced the airport’s … Continue reading Malaysia Airports opens refurbished immigration arrivals hall at klia2

2010 – 2019: Decade of Disruption – Stormy years filled with quarrels, losses and lawsuits

6 January 2020 THE 2010s have been anything but dull and predictable for Malaysia’s aviation sector. It has had four different transport ministers in that time, including Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein in 2013 and Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai in 2014. Last year, Liow was replaced by Anthony Loke Siew … Continue reading 2010 – 2019: Decade of Disruption – Stormy years filled with quarrels, losses and lawsuits

Cathay Pacific positive on outlook despite prolonged protests in Hong Kong

6 January 2020 Hong Kong‘s flag carrier Cathay Pacific remains optimistic that its fortunes will continue to soar this year despite the prolonged street protests back home and the uncertainty over the global economy. Its Malaysia and Brunei country manager Anna Choi (pix) said that the carrier’s presence in Malaysia through KLIA and the Penang … Continue reading Cathay Pacific positive on outlook despite prolonged protests in Hong Kong

As Visit Malaysia 2020 kicks off, tourists at KLIA get grand reception

1 January 2020 A total of 299 air travellers got to experience Malaysian hospitality first-hand today in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020) campaign, when they were treated to a grand reception at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) this morning. Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi, who was present at the … Continue reading As Visit Malaysia 2020 kicks off, tourists at KLIA get grand reception