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.