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.