MCO 2.0 SOP: All You Need To Know About Public Transportation

21 January 2021 Here’s what you need to know about public transportation standard operating procedures (SOPs) during this Movement Control Order (MCO 2.0) as stipulated by the National Security Council (MKN): Bus Which busses are allowed to operate? Public buses, express buses, mini buses, chartered buses, tourist buses, transit buses, airport buses and factory buses … Continue reading MCO 2.0 SOP: All You Need To Know About Public Transportation

MAHB earmarks RM400mil for capex

21 January 2021 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), which went on an aggressive cost-cutting mode last year, has earmarked RM400mil for capital expenditure this year as it gears up for an air travel recovery by 2023. Among plans in the pipeline are big-ticket items such as the upgrading of its baggage handling system (BHS) and … Continue reading MAHB earmarks RM400mil for capex

MAHB’s turnaround hinges on reopening international borders, says CEO

20 January 2021 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), which slipped into the red for the cumulative nine months ended Sept 30, 2020 (9MFY20) due to global travel restrictions amid the Covid-19 pandemic, says its turnaround will depend on how early Malaysia opens its international borders. “The sooner the government opens the borders, more international travellers … Continue reading MAHB’s turnaround hinges on reopening international borders, says CEO

Facial recognition tech to be rolled out at KLIA

18 January 2021 Passengers travelling through Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) will soon be able to use facial recognition technology in place of a boarding pass. Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd said the initiative utilises facial recognition technology to provide passengers with one single-token biometric identification authentication that will take them through the entire airport journey … Continue reading Facial recognition tech to be rolled out at KLIA

Three PIA officers under probe after plane seizure in Kuala Lumpur

17 January 2021 Following the seizure of a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur airport two days ago, three officers of the airline are being probed. The national carrier is investigating officers of the marketing, engineering and flight operations departments. Records of the three departments are also being scrutinised. Two days ago, … Continue reading Three PIA officers under probe after plane seizure in Kuala Lumpur

PIA passenger plane ‘held back’ at Kuala Lumpur airport over UK court case

15 January 2021 The Boeing 777 aircraft was seized after a court order, an airline spokesman said, and alternative arrangements were being made for passengers due to fly from Kuala Lumpur back to Pakistan. A Pakistan International Airlines plane has been held back by Malaysian authorities due to a British court case over the jet’s … Continue reading PIA passenger plane ‘held back’ at Kuala Lumpur airport over UK court case

MAHB recorded 43m passenger movements in 2020

13 January 2021 MALAYSIA Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) network of airports, including Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SGIA) in Istanbul, Turkey, recorded 43 million passenger movements in 2020, a contraction of 69.6% against 2019. According to MAHB, international and domestic passenger movements contracted by 78% and 61.8% respectively to 14.8 million and 28.1 million passengers year-on-year … Continue reading MAHB recorded 43m passenger movements in 2020

MAHB’s December passenger traffic up 24.18% on lifting of interstate travel ban

12 January 2021 Malaysian Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) passenger traffic for December rose 24.18% to 2.27 million, from 1.83 million passengers in November. The increase followed two consecutive months of decline in passenger traffic after the airport operator registered 3.5 million passengers in September. In a bourse filing, MAHB said Malaysia’s December traffic performance was … Continue reading MAHB’s December passenger traffic up 24.18% on lifting of interstate travel ban

MASkargo transports 20 tonnes of test kits in the year’s 1st charter flight

12 January 2021 MAB Kargo Sdn Bhd (MASkargo) recently transported about 20 tonnes of Covid-19 test kits from Seoul, South Korea, to Jakarta, Indonesia, in its first charter flight for the year. MASkargo CEO Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh said the ad hoc deployment of the charter service was due to the urgent need to ensure timely … Continue reading MASkargo transports 20 tonnes of test kits in the year’s 1st charter flight

Immigration officer charged with graft involving over RM230,000

12 January 2021 An Immigration Department officer has been hauled to court to face graft and money laundering charges involving RM230,990, to secure the passage of foreign nationals through Immigration at KLIA2 in Sepang. Yusrazif Wan Yusoh, 42, was charged with five counts of accepting cash in RM300, RM5,000, RM3,000, RM5,000 and RM1,700 amounts from … Continue reading Immigration officer charged with graft involving over RM230,000

Airbus a wrong buy?

10 January 2021 THE Airbus A380, the world’s biggest commercial aircraft, went into service on Oct 2007 with Singapore Airlines. To date Airbus Industrie, the European manufacturer, has received 251 firm orders for the aircraft and delivered 242, with Emirates being its biggest customer with 115 of the wide-bodied aircraft. Hot on the heels of … Continue reading Airbus a wrong buy?

Perikatan wanted to dole out HSR jobs directly, cut Singapore out of selection process: Najib

5 January 2021 The Perikatan Nasional (PN) government wanted the ability to directly select vendors for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project without the involvement of Singapore, former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak alleged on Monday (Jan 4). He claimed on a Facebook page that this was a departure from his initial vision for … Continue reading Perikatan wanted to dole out HSR jobs directly, cut Singapore out of selection process: Najib

HSR cancellation ‘a blessing in disguise for tourism sector’

2 January 2021 The cancellation of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) has been hailed as a “blessing in disguise” for the country’s tourism sector. Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents president Datuk Tan Kok Liang said the HSR would have reduced Malaysian airports and cruise ports to mere feeder providers instead of becoming … Continue reading HSR cancellation ‘a blessing in disguise for tourism sector’