Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MTC sokong cadangan menjadikan beberapa lapangan terbang di Pantai Timur sebagai lapangan terbang antarabangsa

KOTA BHARU: Majlis Pelancongan Malaysia (MTC) menyokong cadangan untuk menjadikan beberapa lapangan terbang di Pantai Timur sebagai lapangan terbang antarabangsa.

Presidennya, Datuk Seri Mohd. Sharkar Shamsudin berkata, berdasarkan perkembangan pelancongan di Pantai Timur, perkara tersebut dilihat sebagai keperluan.

“Lebih banyak lapangan terbang antarabangsa, maka ia lebih baik. Ini kerana bukan sahaja membantu memudahkan pelancong untuk datang ke tempat kita, ia juga membuka pelbagai peluang dalam cabang industri yang ada.

“Contohnya di Kelantan, kita lihat kapal terbang digunakan sebagai pengangkutan utama kini, mungkin disebabkan oleh infrastruktur jalan yang tidak mengizinkan,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian kepada pemberita di Jamuan Hari Raya MTC di Hotel Perdana, Kota Bharu pada Ahad.

Hadir sama, Exco Kebudayaan, Warisan dan Pelancongan Kelantan, Datuk Md. Anizam Ab. Rahman.

Mohd. Sharkar berkata, menaiktaraf kepada lapangan terbang antarabangsa juga bukan mudah kerana ia memerlukan kesediaan dari segi infrastruktur serta keperluan lain secara keseluruhannya.

Kita boleh membawa cadangan ini ke peringkat tertinggi kerana ia bukan sahaja membantu Kelantan secara keseluruhannya, malah Terengganu dan Pahang juga tidak akan ketinggalan.

“Ia juga di antara langkah-langkah untuk membantu kerajaan mencapai matlamat 30 juta pelancong dengan pendapatan 67 bilion menjelang 2020 nanti. Jumlah tersebut tidak termasuk pelancong domestik,” katanya.

Dalam pada itu, beliau yang juga Ahli Majlis Tertinggi UMNO berkata, walaupun nilai mata wang Malaysia kini merosot, namun ia mesti dilihat melalui skop yang berbeza yang mana ia sebenarnya akan menambah lagi bilangan pelancong untuk datang ke negara ini.

“Kenapa Singapura masuk ke Johor Bharu, sebab mereka boleh dapat murah lagi di tempat kita. Sebab itu saya lihat perkara ini sebenarnya mempunyai kesan yang positif.

“Ia akan membantu industri-industri lain yang berkait rapat dengan pelancongan terutamanya cenderamata dan sebagainya. Kita mesti lihat perkara ini ke arah positif,” katanya.

Sumber: sokmo.net | 27 Julai 2015

Destini to provide MRO services to AirAsia

Aireen (left) and Rodzalli signing the agreement yesterday.
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd signed a collaborative agreement with Destini Bhd's wholly-owned subsidiary Destini Aviation Sdn Bhd yesterday to outsource technical handling, component maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) and hangar based MRO to Destini Aviation.

The agreement is to be implemented in a phased manner over the next six to eight months.

AirAsia CEO Aireen Omar said the agreement is part of its plan and initiative to maintain cost efficiency within its MRO arrangements.

"Some of these services are targeted to start domestically at stations such as Penang, Senai, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Langkawi and Kota Bharu," she said.

AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes told reporters at the signing ceremony yesterday that it expects 10% to 15% savings in terms of cost from the US$100 million it spends on maintenance services per year.

Destini chairman Tan Sri Rodzali Daud said it is enthusiastic about the growth prospects of the global MRO aviation sector, which is estimated to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 4% over the next 10 years, with global aviation MRO spend exceeding US$85 billion by 2024.

"This is on the back of an expected overall positive outlook on the sector in the coming years on the back of low fuel prices and an increased consumer demand. Growth of the middle income group is expected to be higher in Asia Pacific as compared to any other part of the world and this will translate into higher air travel for both business and leisure travelers," he said.

Destini is an integrated engineering solutions provider involved in MRO services specialising in safety and survival in the aviation and marine industry. It is also a provider of tubular handling equipment and running services in the oil and gas sector.

It recently acquired an 80% equity stake in Safeair Technical Sdn Bhd, which provides technical line maintenance services for several regional airlines and has valid regulatory approvals from the civil aviation authorities of Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.

"In addition, Destini Aviation has also recently formed a 50:50 joint venture company with UK-based Avia Technique Ltd which provides inspection, repair and overhaul services of aircraft components for the commercial aviation sector.

Destini Avia Technique Sdn Bhd, the joint venture, is expected to be operationalised by the end of October this year," said Rodzali.

Source: The Sun Daily | Business | 28 July 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Rakyat Kelantan perlukan penerbangan haji dari Kota Bharu terus ke Jeddah dan Madinah

KUALA LUMPUR: Perkhidmatan penerbangan haji dari Kota Bharu terus ke Jeddah dan Madinah di Arab Saudi perlu menjadi keutamaan atau agenda Kerajaan Negeri Kelantan dan juga Kerajaan Persekutuan demi kepentingan umat Islam di negara ini terutamanya di negeri Kelantan.

Hal ini kerana kemudahan penerbangan haji ini amat penting bagi jemaah haji Kelantan yang selama ini terpaksa transit terlebih dahulu melalui Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) untuk meneruskan perjalanan ke Jeddah dan Madinah. 

Setakat ini, Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) dengan kerjasama Malaysia Airlines hanya menawarkan penerbangan haji dari tujuh lapangan terbang, iaitu KLIA, Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Pulau Pinang (PIA), Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Senai Johor Bahru (SIA), Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kota Kinabalu (KKIA), Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuching (KIA), Lapangan Terbang Sultan Mahmud Kuala Terengganu (LTSM), dan Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Halim Alor Setar (LTSAH). 

Penerbangan haji dari LTSM telah dimulakan pada tahun 2008 (1429H), manakala penerbangan haji dari LTSAH telah bermula pada tahun 2013 (1434H). 

Dengan mengambil kira jumlah penduduk dan bilangan jemaah haji dari Kelantan yang paling ramai berbanding dua lagi negeri di Pantai Timur, adalah wajar jika penerbangan haji secara terus turut diadakan dari Kota Bharu. 

Untuk merealisasikan rancangan dan impian ini, landasan Lapangan Terbang Sultan Ismail Petra Kota Bharu (LTSIP) perlulah dipanjangkan terlebih dahulu bagi membolehkan pesawat berbadan lebar yang biasa digunakan untuk penerbangan haji beroperasi di lapangan terbang ini. 

Landasan LTSIP wajar dipanjangkan daripada 2,400 meter kepada sekurang-kurangnya 3,500 meter untuk kegunaan pesawat berbadan lebar seperti B777-200ER, A330-300, A350-900, dan B747-400. 

Oleh itu, Kerajaan Persekutuan diharap dapat menimbangkan cadangan ini dengan melaksanakan projek pemanjangan landasan LTSIP di bawah Rancangan Malaysia Kesebelas nanti. 

Sumber: Blog Kota Bharu Airport | www.kotabharuairport.blogspot.com

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Firefly tambah kekerapan penerbangan laluan Kota Bharu - Johor Bahru mulai Ogos ini

SYARIKAT penerbangan Firefly akan menambah kekerapan penerbangan bagi laluan Kota Bharu - Johor Bahru daripada tiga kali seminggu kepada lima kali seminggu mulai Ogos sehingga Oktober ini. 

Kekerapan tambahan itu melibatkan penerbangan pada hari Ahad dan Jumaat, selain perkhidmatan penerbangan yang sedia ada pada setiap hari Selasa, Khamis, dan Sabtu. 

Jika penerbangan pada hari Ahad dan Jumaat ini mendapat sambutan yang menggalakkan, Firefly dijangka akan terus mengekalkan perkhidmatan pada setiap hari Ahad dan Jumaat selepas bulan Oktober ini. 

Tempahan tiket boleh dibuat melalui kaunter-kaunter jualan tiket yang sah, agensi-agensi pelancongan, dan juga melalui laman sesawang www.fireflyz.com.my

Sumber: Laman Blog Kota Bharu Airport | www.kotabharuairport.blogspot.com

Monday, June 22, 2015

Malaysia Airlines appoints CEO for new ground handling subsidiary

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has appointed Mohd Nadziruddin Mohd Basri as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Malaysia Airlines Bhd's new subsidiary, MAB Ground Handling Services Sdn Bhd, effective Sept 1, 2015.

"Nadziruddin brings with him over 20 years of experience in airline operations, investment and finance.

"In his new position, Nadziruddin will focus on enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of ground handling services provided to our new airline's passengers and aircraft, as well as to third party airlines," MAS CEO Christoph Mueller said in a statement today.

Nadziruddin has been in MAS since late 2013 during which held the position of Chief Financial Officer until his appointment to lead the Restructuring Management Office as Chief Restructuring Officer in late 2014.

He had earlier served in MAS for six years as General Manager, Project Management and Assurance (2001-2004) and Senior General Manager, Airport Operations (2005-2007).

Nadziruddin holds a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

Source: Bernama | 22 June 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Malaysia Airlines appoints company secretary

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has appointed Datuk Sabrina Albakri Abu Bakar as company secretary, effective July 23, 2015.

Sabrina, a licensed company secretary, is presently group head, legal, secretarial and regulatory counsel in Pos Malaysia Bhd.

"I am pleased to welcome Sabrina to Malaysia Airlines. She brings over 22 years of experience in corporate roles within the legal and company secretarial functions.

"She will be fundamental in our ability to effectively manage internal and external stakeholders, as well as manage and coordinate our obligations as a responsible corporation," MAS chief executive officer, Christoph Mueller, said in a statement Friday.

Sabrina started her career as a legal practitioner before becoming an in-house legal advisor and company secretary in three public-listed companies.

Prior to Pos Malaysia, Sabrina was general manager, legal and secretarial at Sapura Technology Bhd.

Source: Bernama | 19 June 2015

Malaysia Airlines appoints Bellew new Chief Operations Officer

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has appointed Peter Bellew as its Chief Operations Officer (COO), effective Sept 1, 2015.

Peter will join MAS from Ryanair where he has served in roles with increasing responsibility since 2006.

"Most recently, he was the Director of Flight Operations for up to 72 bases, operating a total of 320 aircraft," said MAS in a statement here today.

Bellew was also previously Head of Sales and Marketing at Ryanair where he played a pivotal role in introducing new customer service initiatives, pan-European TV advertising, and positive press relations contributing to record sales.

Source: Bernama | 18 June 2015