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Ipoh Airport Runway Too Short For AirAsia?  
User currently offlineCalags From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 47 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7017 times:

According to this headline AirAsia is suspending service to Sultan Azlan Shah Airport:


My questions are:

How does an airline provide service for several months before deciding a runway is too short?


Shouldn't their due diligence have caught such a condition before they even attempt to offer service?

The only way that comes to mind is that the airport was marginal to begin with and the airline just took a chance that they can do their operations there.

Can anyone please enlighten me?


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6996 times:

Quoting Calags (Thread starter):
How does an airline provide service for several months before deciding a runway is too short?

Did AirAsia bring in a A320 right from the beginning? The article in Star could be interpreted in a other way ...
"The reason is that the runway at the airport cannot accommodate the newly acquired A320 Airbus. "

And why is a 1,798m (5,898ft) runway at an elevation of 130ft too short for operating a A320 ? Sectors out of IPH aren't that long ...

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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4785 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 6954 times:

Then how in the world did MAS fly out from there using the 737?

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User currently offline777MAS From Malaysia, joined Sep 2003, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6873 times:

That seems to imply Air Asia no longer has any more B737-300s (which "could" land in Ipoh), all phased out and replaced by A320! Or is this another sorry excuse for Air Asia?

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