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KUL-SIN Route Open To LCCs From Feb '08  
User currently offlineAirpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 977 posts, RR: 24
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3061 times:

The duopoly has been broken. A deal agreed yesterday between Malaysia and Singapore opens the way for LCCs to operate between KUL and SIN from February 2008.

Although initially allowing for only 4 flights per day (2 from each country), the route will be fully liberalised from December 2008.

As a start, Malaysia's AirAsia will be on the route, while in media reports yesterday, both Singapore-based LCCs Tiger Airways and Jetstar Asia have indicated they were interested. Earlier reports suggested SQ-owned Tiger might be given priority. In any case, it'll be free for all from December.

Potentially, this could be one of the busiest (if not the busiest) LCC route in Southeast Asia. Things are heating up for the incumbents SQ and MH.

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User currently offlineGFFgold From Indonesia, joined Feb 2007, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

I always imagine that MH and SQ are, or have been, raking in the money for years on this route - but does anyone know for sure what the numbers are like?

User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4785 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

It is good to inject some action into the otherwise quiet KLIA. This increase in traffic might help them achieve their target of 25 million pax. Have they achieved that yet?

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User currently offlineCityAirline From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 2):
This increase in traffic might help them achieve their target of 25 million pax. Have they achieved that yet?

Last year they handled 24,1 million, so wtih a minimum growth of 3.7% they'll pass it this year (which they probably will).

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User currently offlineMh001 From Malaysia, joined Nov 2006, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

they handled 24.5 million last year - I agree that they will go over 25 million this year. However, their growth has stagnated a bit as MH has been downsizing even though AK has increased flights. Other airlines have not budged much in terms of frequency and capacity - bar the chinese and middle eastern carriers.

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