Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Malindo Air mulakan perkhidmatan Kuala Lumpur - Kota Bharu mulai 26 Oktober 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat penerbangan hibrid, Malindo Air, akan memulakan perkhidmatan harian dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) ke Kota Bharu mulai Ahad ini (26 Oktober 2014).
Penerbangan berlepas dari Kuala Lumpur pada 7 pagi dan tiba di Kota Bharu pada 7.55 pagi, manakala penerbangan balik berlepas pada 8.45 pagi dan tiba pada 9.45 pagi.
"Perkhidmatan itu diwujudkan berikutan permintaan yang semakin meningkat untuk penerbangan ke ibu negeri Kelantan itu," kata Malindo Air dalam satu kenyataan di sini, Selasa.
Tambang promosi bermula daripada RM69 sehala, termasuk peruntukan bagasi percuma seberat 15 kilogram serta minuman.
Untuk maklumat lanjut, layari www.malindoair.com, Twitter (twitter.com/Malindo_Air), Facebook (facebook.com/MalindoAirMalaysia) atau Instagram (instagram.com/MalindoAir).
Malindo Air ialah syarikat penerbangan hibrid Malaysia dengan hab-hab utama di KLIA dan Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah di Subang, Selangor.
Sumber: mStar Online | 21 Oktober 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Malindo Air perkenal dua laluan baharu melibatkan Lapangan Terbang Melaka mulai 5 November 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat penerbangan Malindo Airways (Malindo Air) akan memperkenal dua laluan baharu yang melibatkan Lapangan Terbang Melaka mulai 5 November 2014, iaitu laluan Pulau Pinang - Melaka dan Melaka - Pekan Baru (Sumatera, Indonesia). 

Penerbangan bagi laluan Pulau Pinang - Melaka dan Melaka - Pekan Baru ditawarkan dengan kekerapan lima kali seminggu, iaitu setiap hari Ahad, Isnin, Rabu, Khamis, dan Jumaat. 

Penerbangan OD1330 dari Pulau Pinang ke Melaka dijadualkan berlepas pada jam 10:05 dan dijadualkan tiba di Melaka pada jam 11:25, manakala penerbangan OD1331 dari Melaka ke Pulau Pinang dijadualkan berlepas pada jam 14:45 dan dijadualkan tiba di Pulau Pinang pada jam 16:05. 

Sementara itu, penerbangan OD310 dari Melaka ke Pekan Baru dijadualkan berlepas pada jam 11:45 dan dijadualkan tiba di Pekan Baru pada jam 11:50 (waktu Indonesia), manakala penerbangan OD311 dari Pekan Baru ke Melaka dijadualkan berlepas pada jam 12:20 (waktu Indonesia) dan dijadualkan tiba di Melaka pada jam 14:25. 

Untuk maklumat lanjut dan tempahan tiket secara dalam talian, sila layari laman sesawang www.malindoair.com

Malindo Air perkenal tiga laluan baharu melibatkan Lapangan Terbang Ipoh mulai Oktober 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat penerbangan Malindo Airways (Malindo Air) telah memperkenalkan laluan domestik Subang - Ipoh mulai 3 Oktober lalu dengan kekerapan tiga kali seminggu, iaitu setiap hari Jumaat, Sabtu, dan Ahad (perkhidmatan pada hujung minggu sahaja). 

Penerbangan dari Lapangan Terbang Subang Kuala Lumpur (SZB) ke Lapangan Terbang Ipoh (IPH) dan sebaliknya mengambil masa kira-kira 50 minit sahaja. 

Mulai 17 Oktober pula, Malindo Air akan membuka dua lagi laluan baharu dari Ipoh, iaitu Ipoh - Johor Bahru dan Ipoh - Medan. Penerbangan bagi kedua-dua laluan ini ditawarkan dengan kekerapan empat kali seminggu, iaitu setiap hari Ahad, Isnin, Rabu, dan Jumaat. 

Penerbangan OD1324 dari Johor Bahru ke Ipoh dijadualkan berlepas pada jam 10:10 dan dijadualkan tiba di Ipoh pada jam 11:30, manakala penerbangan OD1325 dari Ipoh ke Johor Bahru dijadualkan berlepas pada jam 15:25 dan dijadualkan tiba di Johor Bahru pada jam 16:45. 

Sementara itu, penerbangan OD308 dari Ipoh ke Medan dijadualkan berlepas pada jam 11:50 dan dijadualkan tiba di Medan pada jam 12:05 (waktu Indonesia), manakala penerbangan OD309 dari Medan ke Ipoh dijadualkan berlepas pada jam 12:50 (waktu Indonesia) dan dijadualkan tiba di Ipoh pada jam 15:05. 

Perkhidmatan penerbangan dari atau ke Ipoh ini menggunakan pesawat jenis ATR-72-600 yang boleh membawa seramai 72 orang dalam satu-satu masa. 

Untuk maklumat lanjut dan urusan tempahan tiket secara dalam talian, sila layari laman sesawang www.malindoair.com

YOU Wings perkenal laluan antarabangsa Medan - Kuala Terengganu mulai 24 November 2014

SYARIKAT penerbangan tempatan YOU Wings Airlines secara kerjasama dengan Sriwijaya Air akan memulakan penerbangan pertamanya bagi laluan Medan Indonesia ke Kuala Terengganu pada 24 November ini.

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutifnya Danial Lee berkata buat permulaan pihaknya akan menyediakan operasi penerbangan sebanyak tiga kali seminggu iaitu pada hari Isnin, Rabu dan Jumaat.

YOU Wings, syarikat penerbangan domestik dan antarabangsa yang berpangkalan di Ipoh merupakan pengendali pesawat Sriwijaya Air yang mana syarikat penerbangan Indonesia itu merupakan pemegang saham utama syarikat tersebut. 

"Ini merupakan laluan pertama kami dari Medan ke Kuala Terengganu dan jika mendapat sambutan yang menggalakkan kita akan memperluaskan penerbangan ini," katanya kepada pemberita pada majlis makan malam bersama Menteri Besar Terengganu di Kuala Terengganu, malam tadi.

Danial berkata inisiatif yang dilakukan ini bertujuan memberi lebih peluang kepada pelancong untuk menikmati pelbagai tarikan yang ada di negeri ini dan memperkenalkan produk pelancongan di tempat mereka.

Syarikat penerbangan itu akan menggunakan pesawat Boeing 737 Sriwijaya Air yang mampu memuatkan seramai 168 penumpang dalam satu penerbangan bagi kelas ekonomi dengan tambang berpatutan daripada sekitar RM99 sehingga RM300. 

Beliau berkata pihaknya menyasar kira-kira 5,000 hingga 7,000 pelancong sebulan menggunakan perkhidmatan baharu yang disediakan ini. 

Sementara itu, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan negeri Datuk Mohd Jidin Shafee berkata langkah yang diambil oleh syarikat penerbangan tersebut secara tidak langsung akan dapat menarik lebih ramai pelancong dari negara berkenaan berkunjung ke Terengganu. 

"Saya melihat ia sebagai permulaan baik dengan penerbangan terus dari Medan ke Kuala Terengganu dan kita mengalu-alukan serta menyokong penuh langkah yang diambil ini kerana lebih memudahkan pelancong," katanya pada majlis yang sama. 

Sumber: Bernama | 12 Oktober 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lelaki naik angin ugut mahu letupkan pesawat komersial di LTSIP

Asisten Komisioner Rohaimi Md Isa
KOTA BHARU: Penerbangan sebuah pesawat penumpang yang sepatutnya berlepas pada jam 9.45 malam kelmarin gempar, gara-gara tindakan seorang penumpang berkelakuan agresif dan mengugut mahu meletupkan pesawat itu, di Lapangan Terbang Sultan Ismail Petra (LTSIP), Pengkalan Chepa, di sini.

Dalam kejadian itu, suspek berusia 29 tahun itu dipercayai berang apabila anggota polis yang bertugas di pintu masuk balai berlepas menegurnya kerana memakai topeng dan mengarahkan lelaki itu menanggalkannya.

Ketua Polis Daerah Kota Bharu, Asisten Komisioner Rohaimi Md Isa berkata, lelaki itu mengherdik anggota polis dan memarahi tindakan anggota itu.

“Selepas memarahi anggota yang menegur dirinya, suspek mengeluarkan ugutan jika sesiapa yang naik kapal terbang bersamanya pada malam itu, dia akan letupkan kapal dan hilangkan mereka seperti MH370.

“Disebabkan ugutan yang dibuat lelaki itu, dia terpaksa ditahan berdasarkan undang-undang penerbangan dan sekiranya mana-mana penumpang yang mengeluarkan ugutan berbaur jenayah seperti itu, perlu dikeluarkan daripada penerbangan bagi mengelak kejadian tidak diingini berlaku.

“Melalui siasatan yang dilakukan, suspek yang dipercayai berasal dari Pendang, Kedah datang ke Kelantan untuk mengikuti sebuah majlis di negeri ini,” katanya ketika di hubungi, semalam.

Rohaimi berkata, dalam keadaan kelam kabut itu, akhirnya suspek berjaya ditenangkan oleh salah seorang anggota dan mengakui menaiki pesawat berkenaan untuk berlepas ke Kuala Lumpur. Rohaimi berkata, suspek mengakui pernah menjalani rawatan psikiatri sebelum ini. 

 “Suspek direman selama empat hari bermula semalam (kelmarin) dan selepas menjalani rawatan di bahagian psikiatri, doktor sahkan suspek  menghadapi masalah mental dan buat masa ini dia ditahan di wad psikiatri untuk tindakan lanjut. “Kes disiasat di bawah seksyen 506 Kanun Keseksaan kerana melakukan ugutan,” katanya.

Sumber: Sinar Harian | 1 Okt. 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Perlis needs an airport

KUALA LUMPUR: Some have joked that if Perlis had an airport, the plane may accidentally taxi into Thailand upon landing, owing to the small size of the state.

The joke surfaced in the early 80s after a suggestion in a political forum for the smallest Malaysian state to have its own airport as a means to boost development.

Certain quarters have viewed the idea as ludicrous due to the amount of space that would be needed to build an airport in the 820sqkm state.

Furthermore, the Sultan Abdul Halim airport in Alor Setar is only 40km away from Kangar. The idea was soon forgotten, but resurfaced some two decades later.

PERLIS NEEDS AN AIRPORT

The proposal did not come from a politician, economist or the people of Perlis. It came from the state prince himself, who is known for his insight in the economic and tourism sectors.

The Perlis Raja Muda, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail, believed that an airport could attract foreign investors, in addition to easing travel for the people of the state and those around it.

He saw Chuping Valley, an upcoming centre for major development, as a potential location for the airport. The area is located near the Thailand border.

"We are asking for an airport not because Perlis does not have one, but because of geographical and economical factors", he said during an event at Padang Besar here, recently.

He said the airport could be on a sharing basis with Thailand in terms of land usage, building costs, revenue, as well as terminal and runway use.

The prince who had experience in the industry said the concept would be similar to the one that has been practiced by Switzerland and France for decades.

In 1995, the prince was the Malaysia Airlines Area Manager in Madrid and was in charge of Spain and Portugal, before being relocated to Zurich in 1998, where he was in charge of Switzerland, Austria and Central Europe.

Tuanku Syed Faizuddin said if the federal government could consider building a new airport in Kulim (Kedah) or upgrading the Bayan Lepas International Airport in Penang, it would not be wrong for it to also consider building an airport in Perlis.

ECONOMIC BOOST

An airport would undoubtedly bode well for the development of Perlis, northern Kedah and southern Thailand.

If the project is realised, it would complement the upcoming electric train service from Padang Besar to Johor Baharu.

It would also complement the state-of-the-art dry port that the state government was planning to build in Padang Besar to encourage import and export activities.

A businessman and former political leader in Perlis, Datuk Hashim Suboh, told Bernama that he also saw an airport a necessity in the state.

Hashim said there was an existing 800-metre runway in a site at Sungai Batu Pahat that was used for an international air carnival in 1998.

He said by adding another 200 metres to the runway, it would meet the minimum one kilometre needed for a small passenger plane to land, making it an ideal site for the new airport.

The former Perlis Umno Information Chief said in addition to that site, another potential location for an airport was the area off the shores of Kuala Perlis.

PROPOSAL

The Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man said the state government has forwarded the proposal to the federal government for consideration. The project was aimed for implementation in the 11th Malaysia Plan.

Azlan believed that the availability of air transportation would indirectly help generate income for the state. It would also attract investors and boost the tourism sector.
 
Source: Bernama | By Adnan Jahaya | 30 Sept. 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

British Airways back to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: British Airways, which is spending £5 billion (RM26.13 billion) for the renewal of its aircrafts globally, will resume the Kuala Lumpur - London route, more than a decade after it was suspended in 2001.

Its area general manager for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa Jamie Cassidy (pic) said the Asia Pacific region has become increasingly important for the aviation industry, citing the "timing is right" for a comeback in Malaysia. 

"This decision has been years in the making… We have seen a lot of development in Malaysia, and now about 460,000 people travel between UK and Kuala Lumpur, so it is a huge market," he said, adding that 70,000 Malaysia students are studying in the UK.

Cassidy believes the new route between Kuala Lumpur and London will also get the benefit from the group's total investment of £5 billion for the delivery of a huge number of aircrafts.

"Obviously one of the biggest investments in the airline is starting a new route, putting multi-million pounds into a destination," he added.

He stressed that the group is still expanding its business footprints despite the challenges in the aviation sector.

When asked of its competition with Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) on the same route, Cassidy said collaborative efforts can be pursued but one should not just be seen as a competitor to another, considering both are members of the One World Alliance.

Meanwhile, in a statement released yesterday, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said MAHB has been working closely with British Airways in planning the recommencement of British Airways' flights to Kuala Lumpur for several years.

"This decision encapsulates the collaboration and partnership that had existed between the airline and MAHB," he added.

British Airways will resume direct daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to London from May 27, 2015, and will be operated by Boeing 777-200ERs aircraft. It began selling flight tickets as of yesterday evening.

The Kuala Lumpur-London route was suspended in 2001 due to a slowdown in the global travel industry after the 9/11 incident. Currently British Airways serves 175 cities in 75 countries.

Source: The Sun Daily Online | 18 Sept. 2014