The preparation of new routes from BUD, PRG and Moscow (DME ?) to KUL is still going forward as planned.They will need really good promo fares to fill those 380-seat A333s. The bookings for the new ORY-KUL route are very strong, so CEO Tony Fernandes is very optimistic about the prospects.
kl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5065 posts, RR: 13 Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 10262 times:
PRG and BUD are begging for a route like this. For most people here western europe is either to expensive or not interesting enough. With our weak currency we can at least have a nice holliday with value for money in Asia.
LondonCity From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 1338 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9205 times:
Only Air AsiaX's A340-300s (of which it has just two craft) can fly non-stop between KUL and Europe and its fleet are currently fully utilised on KUL-STN and (from next Feb) KUL-ORY.
Mr Fernandes boasts about his new route to ORY but I wonder why he doesn't admit to the fact that Air AsiaX will be reducing flight frequency between KUL and STN.
Has Air AsiaX really made a success of the KUL-STN route ?
2travel2know2 From Panama, joined Apr 2010, 2325 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4904 times:
Quoting AwysBSB (Reply 10): There is a non-supplied low-fare demand in Brazil-Europe market. If D7 launched a service to VCP or GIG, that would be a guaranteed success
The shortest distance between KUL and VCP is in the Southern Hemisphere.
While I can imagine Air Asia X in STN, ORY, HHN/CGN, VKO maybe even SEA, OAK, ONT and Southafrica (HLA?); it's hard to imagine that a Malaysian airline which would fly between Europe (STN) and Brazil (VCP) a 25.4% distance detour, not to talk about 5th liberty traffic..
Route KUL-VCP via J'burg (HLA) would make it only 0.3% longer.
It is really hard to imagine a low cost service between the UK and Brazil. However, it becomes much easier to plan a service between France or Italy and Brazil.
It would be a lengthy way between Malaysia and Brazil indeed, but if you take into account that SQ is launching SIN-BCN-GRU (whereas SA already offers SIN-JNB-GRU and QR SIN-DOH-GRU), D7 really has good opportunities in Brazil. One of them would be KUL-ORY-GIG, as GIG is not served by an Asian airline for more than a decade.