odie
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More Airlines Increases Their Flights Into KUL

Fri May 24, 2002 6:44 pm

Here's an article taken from one of Malaysian's newspaper. One thing though, I think Egyptair had decided not to move its hub frmo Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. I think Egyptair was not given fifth freedom rights at KUL for their onwards flight to Sydney. If that is the case, it is better for them to stay put in Singapore where at least they can get passengers to fly from Singapore to Sydney as well.

Good to see Cathay and Lauda Air increasing their services as well. Qatar Airways increased their services to 6 times weekly, Emirates to 7 weekly flights, Sri Lankan to 5 times weekly flights. By the way, here's the article:

KUALA LUMPUR: Two more international airlines - Lauda Air and Cathay Pacific Airways - will increase their flight frequency to KL International Airport to daily and 3 times daily services effective next Tuesday and Aug 1 respectively. They would be among eight international airlines that have either started flying into KLIA or are increasing flight frequency or have plans to do so between January and August.

This is a marked increase compared to three international airlines last year. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik said the response to KLIA was very good following intensified efforts to turn it into an important regional hub. Kuwait Airways is scheduled to start once-weekly flights to KLIA next month. Recently, Yemen Airways and Xiamen Airways started their twice-weekly flights while Emirates increased its flight frequency. Dr Ling said Qatar Airways would also add two more flights to KLIA soon.

"The response from international airlines is generally very positive, especially after the announcement of the 100% discount on landing and parking charges for those flying to and from KLIA for the next five years," Dr Ling said after holding an informal meeting with representatives of some 15 local and foreign airlines at Finnegan's Pub here on Wednesday.

The Transport Minister said he would be intensifying air talks locally and abroad. "On June 1, I will be meeting with the chairman and managing director of Air Mauritius, which has promised to launch a seven times weekly flights from KLIA and shift its regional headquarters from Singapore to Malaysia," he said. Dr Ling, who left for the Philippines to negotiate on flights from that country yesterday, said he would proceed to the Netherlands to hold talks with KLM Airlines. "From there, I will join Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad on his trip to Luxembourg," Dr Ling said, adding that he would be holding talks on various transport issues with officials in Luxembourg.


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mhz
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RE: More Airlines Increases Their Flights Into KUL

Fri May 24, 2002 7:32 pm

Odie

So Egyptair is not flying to KUL at all this July, BTW from KLIA website there is an airline with MY code arriving from CAI. Do you know which airline is this?

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swissgabe
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RE: More Airlines Increases Their Flights Into KUL

Fri May 24, 2002 7:57 pm

How wants Air Mauritius fly daily into KLIA?
The only reason why they fly to KUL it a political / ethnic reason, isn't it? There are a lot of people in Mauritius which are originally Malay people, right?
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RE: More Airlines Increases Their Flights Into KUL

Fri May 24, 2002 10:13 pm

There are also a lot of business links between Malaysia and Mauritius. Berjaya Group (part of YTL) owns several resorts in Mauritius, Proton sells cars there and several Malaysian financial institutions also have off-shore branches in Port Louis - to name a few.

There is also tourism and the ethnic bond between the two nations.


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RE: More Airlines Increases Their Flights Into KUL

Fri May 24, 2002 10:17 pm

Well, Berjaya has several resorts and hotels ouside Malaysia. Also at the Seychelles and in London I think...
The ethnic bond is for me the reason, are there Proton cards in Mauritius? Didn't know...
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RE: More Airlines Increases Their Flights Into KUL

Fri May 24, 2002 11:58 pm

Egypt Air codeshares with Malaysia Airlines on CAI-KUL sector.

By the way, Odie, did you notice that Lufthansa "comes back" to KUL already? Lufthansa currently code-shares on Lauda Air's daily Vienna-Kuala Lumpur and Thai Airways' daily Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur & Bangkok-Penang.
 
mas a330
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RE: More Airlines Increases Their Flights Into KUL

Sat May 25, 2002 5:42 pm

I thought Kuwait is going to fly to KUL twice weekly?
and also, Egypt Air will operate to KUL twice weekly in July.
 
odie
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RE: More Airlines Increases Their Flights Into KUL

Sun May 26, 2002 7:43 am

Mhz: I saw that MY airline code as well, but I can't tell which airline it is. Beside that, it even flies to destinations like Christchurch, New Zealand; Peshawar, Pakistan from KUL!

Swissgabe: Even I don't think there's a sufficient demand to mount daily flights into KUL. They are currently operating twice weekly I think. I would say 4 times weekly is still alright.

Jiml1126: Yes, in fact they do and sometimes, I can see them actually marketing that flight. I don't think Egyptair codeshare with MAS now. They used to I think.

Mas a330: Like I said, it make not much sense for the airline to fly to Sydney when they are not offered fifth freedom rights at KUL when they are offered at SIN. This makes the flight to have less yield, and the cheap or no landing fees doesn't helps at all. Kuwait is only operating once weekly according to Amadeus and Egyptair is still flying into Singapore.

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