AirAsia set to roll out facial recognition screening at selected airports

1 March 2019 Low-cost carrier AirAsia aims to roll out facial recognition security checks for flight boarding at selected airports across the country this year. Deputy group CEO Aireen Omar said the facial recognition pilot project is currently being carried out at the Senai International Airport, Johor. Aireen (fifth from left) and Dr Mohd Nor … Continue reading AirAsia set to roll out facial recognition screening at selected airports

Accommodative operating environment for airline industry in 2017

27 December 2017 Airlines in Malaysia had a good 2017, thanks to an accommodating operating environment, given the strong tourism growth and a continued depressed oil market throughout most of the year. Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group (MSWG) Chief Executive Officer, Devanesan Evanson said furthermore, the strengthening of the ringgit vis-à- vis the greenback since early … Continue reading Accommodative operating environment for airline industry in 2017

Review KLIA, klia2 Differences Before Standardising PSC

2 November 2017 AirAsia Bhd is strongly recommending that the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) review the differences in facilities and services between the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) and KLIA before equalising passenger service charges (PSC) at both airports. In a statement, AirAsia Chief Executive Officer Aireen Omar said KLIA and klia2 are two vastly different airports terminals that provide different level … Continue reading Review KLIA, klia2 Differences Before Standardising PSC

Indonesia eyes 1.5 million Malaysian tourists by year end via AirAsia

1 August 2017 The Ministry of Tourism Infrastructure Indonesia is eyeing to welcome 1.5 million tourists from Malaysia through its marketing partnership with low cost carrier AirAsia by the end of this year.  According to professional staff to the Minister of Tourism Infrastructure Judi Rifajantoro, the collaboration was initiated to drive tourism efforts in promoting … Continue reading Indonesia eyes 1.5 million Malaysian tourists by year end via AirAsia

Liow: klia2 name to remain

30 June 2016 The name “klia2” will remain, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. AirAsia, meanwhile, can continue to market klia2 to its customers as “LCCT-KL” (Low-Cost Carrier Terminal-KL). This was the outcome of a two-hour meeting yesterday between Liow and the AirAsia top management, comprising AirAsia Bhd Group chief executive officer Tan … Continue reading Liow: klia2 name to remain

Liow: No need to rename klia2

22 June 2016 There is no need to rename klia2, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pic). Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai “In the International Air Transport Association, klia2 is registered as part of KLIA’s official code, namely ‘KUL’. It is neither necessary, nor practical, nor accurate to rename klia2. Names should … Continue reading Liow: No need to rename klia2

No name change for klia2, says Liow

22 June 2016 The government insisted yesterday it will not rename Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2). Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, in a snub to AirAsia, said its proposal to rename it as Low-Cost Carrier Terminal 2 (LCCT2) was both unnecessary and impractical. “In the International Air Transport Association, klia2 is registered … Continue reading No name change for klia2, says Liow

AirAsia buys over private jet used by Tony, Kamarudin

21 June 2016 AirAsia Bhd has today entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Caterhamjet Global Ltd (CJG) to acquire one unit of Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express 9M-CJG for US$10 million (RM40.3 million). In its filing to Bursa Malaysia, AirAsia said the purchase price would be satisfied by cash from the company’s internally available funds. Payment will … Continue reading AirAsia buys over private jet used by Tony, Kamarudin

Study reveals booking patterns of travellers worldwide

14 June 2016 In the news: Agoda’s study on traveller booking patterns, Malaysia’s Rayani Air grounded, disagreement over name of Malaysia’s budget terminal Study reveals booking patterns of travellers worldwide Booking early may ensure better selection of rooms (Image credit: Manuel Faba Ortega/iStock) Hong Kong travellers like to plan their trips well in advance, booking … Continue reading Study reveals booking patterns of travellers worldwide

At odds over branding

14 June 2016 A COLD war between Asia’s largest budget carrier AirAsia Bhd and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), the country’s biggest airport operator, may be brewing again. This follows AirAsia’s latest pitch to promote the budget terminal klia2 in Sepang as low-cost carrier terminal 2 (LCCT2). klia2 was built to replace the previous LCCT, … Continue reading At odds over branding

AirAsia says it has ‘no choice’ but to take stern action

7 August 2015 AirAsia Bhd has no choice but to take stern action against Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) following the airport operator’s inefficiency which has caused continuous problems for the low-cost airline. Chief executive officer Aireen Omar said the prolonged problems at the klia2 had wasted AirAsia’s time and expenses. She said the company … Continue reading AirAsia says it has ‘no choice’ but to take stern action

AirAsia wants MAHB to make public klia2 certifications

5 August 2015 AirAsia Bhd has urged Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) to make all of the relevant certifications with regards to klia2 publicly available.  “AirAsia would like to invite MAHB to make all of the alleged certifications available publicly, especially the full certification from International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)  and full report from IKRAM,” … Continue reading AirAsia wants MAHB to make public klia2 certifications

AirAsia offers low fare deals to celebrate 11th anniversary

25 November 2012 AirAsia is celebrating it’s 11th anniversary by offering fares as low as 11 cents, exclusive of airport taxes and fees. The “Birthday Bash” promotion that begins Monday, will feature low all-in rates for various domestic and regional destinations. Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang, Langkawi, Terengganu, Kota Bharu and Alor Setar, as … Continue reading AirAsia offers low fare deals to celebrate 11th anniversary

klia2 gets AirAsia nod

22 October 2012 AIRPORT SWITCH: Fernandes says move will make the low-cost carrier stronger AIRASIA group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has given the greenlight for AirAsia, Asia’s largest low-fare, no-frills airline, to move to the klia2 low-cost carrier terminal upon its completion next year. Aireen Omar The klia2, which is being built … Continue reading klia2 gets AirAsia nod