Thursday, May 26, 2016

Firefly gantung laluan Kota Bharu - Langkawi mulai 14 Jun ini

KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat penerbangan Firefly akan menggantung laluan Kota Bharu - Langkawi (KBR-LGK) berkuat kuasa 14 Jun ini. 

Firefly menawarkan perkhidmatan penerbangan tiga kali seminggu bagi laluan ini, iaitu setiap hari Selasa, Khamis, dan Sabtu, manakala penerbangan terakhir bagi laluan ini adalah pada 11 Jun ini. 

Perkhidmatan penerbangan terus yang mula diperkenalkan sejak 27 Oktober tahun lepas ini hanya mampu bertahan kira-kira tujuh bulan sahaja. 

Walau bagaimanapun, Firefly akan terus beroperasi bagi tiga laluan lagi dari atau ke Kota Bharu, iaitu Kota Bharu - Subang (KBR-SZB), Kota Bharu - Pulau Pinang (KBR-PEN), dan Kota Bharu - Johor Bahru (KBR-JHB). 

Sumber: Kota Bharu Airport |

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

MAVCOM issues show cause letter with 14-day deadline to Rayani Air

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has issued a show cause letter with a 14-day deadline to Rayani Air, before the commission decides on the airline's fate.

In a statement today, MAVCOM said it would decide whether Rayani Air should be allowed to continue to hold the Air Service Licence (ASL) or have it revoked or suspended.

"Following the provisional suspension of Rayani Air's Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the Department of Civil Aviation on April 11, 2016, MAVCOM has conducted an evaluation of Rayani Air's commercial standing and capabilities to determine its ability to continue as an ASL holder.

"Once the evaluation is completed, MAVCOM has issued a show cause letter to Rayani Air, which is required to submit its representation in writing in 14 days from today," it said.

A company requires both ASL and AOC to operate passenger and cargo airline business, and should MAVCOM revoke Rayani Air's ASL, the airline is no longer allowed to provide air transport services commercially in Malaysia.

In the meantime, it is advisable for consumers to refrain from making any flight arrangements with Rayani Air to ensure that they do not face any inconvenience in their travels.

In addition, MAVCOM would work with the relevant parties to assist affected consumers, it said.

MAVCOM, which was established on March 1, 2016, is responsible in matters relating to issuance, suspension and revocation of an ASL.

Source: Bernama | 25 May 2016

Malindo Air sambung semula laluan Kuala Lumpur - Kota Bharu mulai 1 Julai ini

KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat penerbangan Malindo Air akan menyambung semula laluan Kuala Lumpur - Kota Bharu yang digantung sejak 23 November tahun lalu dengan kekerapan dua kali sehari bermula 1 Julai ini. 

Penerbangan OD2302 dan OD2304 dari Terminal KLIA 1, Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) masing-masing dijadualkan berlepas pada jam 06:45 dan 12:10, manakala penerbangan OD2303 dan OD2305 dari Kota Bharu ke Kuala Lumpur masing-masing dijadualkan berlepas pada jam 08:20 dan 13:55. 

Tambang promosi bermula daripada RM9.00 sehala untuk kelas ekonomi, manakala untuk kelas perniagaan tambang promosi bermula daripada RM159.00 sehala. Tambang promosi itu termasuk faedah seperti elaun bagasi percuma, hiburan dalam penerbangan dan hidangan ringan.

Untuk tempahan dan pertanyaan, orang ramai boleh layari laman sesawang, atau e-mel kepada atau hubungi +603-7841 5388 mulai jam 7 pagi hingga 11 malam setiap hari.

Sumber: Kota Bharu Airport | 

Malindo Air wujudkan semula perkhidmatan harian laluan Kuala Lumpur - Kota Bharu dan Miri

KUALA LUMPUR: Malindo Air telah mewujudkan semula perkhidmatan untuk laluan di antara Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) - Kota Bharu dan Miri.

Tempahan dibuka untuk penerbangan dua kali sehari ke Kota Bharu dan penerbangan sekali sehari ke Miri yang akan bermula serentak pada 1 Julai, kata syarikat penerbangan itu dalam satu kenyataan di sini.

Tambang promosi untuk sektor Kuala Lumpur - Kota Bharu bermula daripada RM69 untuk kelas ekonomi dan RM409 untuk bisnes, sehala dan termasuk semua.

Untuk penerbangan Kuala Lumpur - Miri, tambangnya RM79 untuk kelas ekonomi dan RM669 untuk kelas bisnes, sehala dan termasuk semua.

Tambang promosi itu termasuk faedah seperti elaun bagasi percuma, hiburan dalam penerbangan dan hidangan ringan.

Untuk tempahan dan pertanyaan, orang ramai boleh layari, atau Pusat Khidmat Pelanggan di atau hubungi +603-7841 5388 mulai jam 7 pagi hingga 11 malam setiap hari.

Sumber: Bernama | 25 Mei 2016

Malindo Air reinstates daily services on Kuala Lumpur - Kota Bharu and Miri routes

KUALA LUMPUR: Malindo Air has reinstated services, between the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) - Kota Bharu and Miri routes.

Bookings are now open for the twice daily flights to Kota Bharu and once a day flight to Miri which will commence simultaneously on July 1, the airline said in a statement here.

Promotional fares for the Kuala Lumpur - Kota Bharu sector starts from RM69 for economy class and RM409 for business, one-way and all inclusive.

For the Kuala Lumpur-Miri flight, it is RM79 for economy and RM669 for business class, one-way all inclusive.

The promotional fares include perks such as free baggage allowance, in-flight entertainment and light refreshments.

For bookings and enquiries, visit, or write in to Customer Care Centre at or call +603-7841 5388 from 7am to 11pm daily.

Source: Bernama | 25 May 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

KLIA Aeropolis a major boon

Greener pastures: Liow looking at a model of the Aeropolis during the launch of the project. Accompanying Liow at the event in Kuala Lumpur are Badlisham (right) and Malaysia Airports Chairman Tan Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah.
KUALA LUMPUR: The KLIA Aeropolis is expected to attract a gross domestic product (GDP) contribution of some RM30bil over a 15-year period and create 56,000 jobs. It will complement services offered in other regional airports.

“We are not competing with Changi Airport as we are synergistic. “We are the regional airport and we are working together with other countries.

“We are quite a big region so we will definitely do well in our air cargo area as we are creating more facilities, putting up more plans and support system for the air cargo site,” said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai at a press conference after Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd’s (MAHB) launch of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Aeropolis yesterday.

Liow said with the KLIA Aeropolis project, Malaysia is focused on increa­sing its cargo and logistic traffic.

The country is targeting to increase its cargo volume bby between 2.5 million to 3 million tonnes by 2050 from 726,000 tonnes now and aims to catch up with Singapore’s 1.5 million tonnes of cargo annually, Liow added.

He said the Government has placed a greater concentration to ensure the successful development and completion of the KLIA Aeropolis.

With aviation being a key pillar of the logistics sector, Liow said the inter-ministerial National Logistics Taskforce (NLTF) was keen to see this come to fruition.

“The NLTF is being headed by me and my ministry, and we are equally committed to ensuring synergy between the nation’s logistic industry and the KLIA Aeropolis project.

“With this in mind, there have been close engagements between Malaysia Airports, NLTF, and the Malaysia Aerospace Council,” said Liow.

MAHB managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said there was enough demand generated in terms of growth in air travel. More air passengers would require more planes, spare parts and maintenance.

Badlisham said the KLIA Aeropolis would serve as the core of Malaysia Airport’s air cargo and logistics ecosystem that extends to Penang and Sabah and Sarawak.

The KLIA Aeropolis development is centred around the key clusters of air cargo and logistics; aerospace and aviation parks; meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE), and leisure.

The project, on a total land area of 100 sq km, is one of the strategic pillars in Malaysia Airport’s five-year business plan, Runway to Success 2020.
Source: The Star | Nation | 24 May 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Malaysia Airlines to add two more Airbus A350s

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd is adding two new Airbus A350-900s with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) which will be delivered in 2018.

The national carrier said on Monday it had exercised the lease option for a 12-year lease agreement for the two new planes.

“The transaction is pursuant to the option provided under the existing Lease Agreement for the four (4) A350-900s signed by both parties in September last year,” it said.

The A350 aircraft are from ALC’s order book and they will be delivered in 2018. They will be powered by two Rolls Royce Trent XWB-84 engines. 

Malaysia Airlines’s CEO Christoph Mueller said the additional two Airbus A350-900s will complement the existing four (4) that is on order to reach a critical fleet size, allowing standby aircraft for any scheduled maintenance and enabling future network expansion. 

“Technological and innovative advancements make flying this aircraft a real pleasure and it will bring a whole new experience to our offerings, with the aircraft able to operate non-stop from Kuala Lumpur to London and throughout Asia.”

ALC chairman and CEO Steven F. Udvar-H├ízy said in addition to the four A350-900s placed by ALC last year, “we are confident that these two additional A350-900 aircraft will further maximize Malaysia Airlines’ business operations as well as global growth”.

Source: The Star Online | 23 May 2016