Airpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 963 posts, RR: 25 Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2466 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.
Mh001 From Malaysia, joined Nov 2006, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2137 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.