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Focus on the service, maintenance and NOT the name. Thank you.

I am proud of KLIA and I love browsing the shops in KLIA 2. If the naysayers (long time ago) had their way, we will still be having just SUBANG AIRPORT today. Yes, I am old enough to know. So, where is KLIA situated? Nope, not inside Kuala Lumpur. It’s crazy to site it in … Read moreFocus on the service, maintenance and NOT the name. Thank you.

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KIA (KXP) and PIA MUST be complementary please.

I have stressed many times that Penang needs a much bigger international airport for its future because the best way into Penang from overseas is through the air. (PIA) Earlier article way back in 2016 here: Penang International Airport, what’s next? Well, I did not have that many supporters even among Penangites. Perhaps now there is really a need … Read moreKIA (KXP) and PIA MUST be complementary please.

RM1 billion investments and 3,300 new jobs within 5 years.

Latest updates about KLIA Aeropolis. Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd (MAHB)’s initial investment of RM150 million for two business components will yield RM1 billion worth of investments within the next five years. MAHB general manager of land development Randhill Singh said there are multiple economic impact on this initial investment, namely the air cargo and logistic … Read moreRM1 billion investments and 3,300 new jobs within 5 years.

Positives. Indirectly showing the potential for Kuala Lumpur

When I started travelling to Singapore for meetings 20 years ago, there were just one choice of flight. The ‘partnership’ of MAS / SIA. The price was also exorbitant. If I remember correctly, around RM800 per return trip. These days, I could fly 4 return trips and still have change for many lattes in Starbucks. … Read morePositives. Indirectly showing the potential for Kuala Lumpur

Company is losing money, noted. Just don’t cut my housing allowances.

If you are the new CEO of a losing money company, what would you do if your company is ‘bleeding’ money because of high operational costs? Naturally, you will start to cut your operational costs. Hopefully you are also paid lower than the previous CEO who would have been asked to go earlier for causing … Read moreCompany is losing money, noted. Just don’t cut my housing allowances.

International airport is needed. Business sustainability vital though.

In the business world of today, PROFITABILITY should be a key metric. Please stop talking about ever growing market share or ever more customers but the company kept losing money. Seriously, I am not sure how any airport builder cum operator could be profitable within a few years. For example, assuming the construction cost is … Read moreInternational airport is needed. Business sustainability vital though.

KKIA – currently 9 million and up to 12 million passengers in future

I read an interesting piece of news for Kota Kinabalu in propertyhunter.com.my  In 2016, Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) handled 7.2 million passengers. (This means that it remains the second busiest airport in Malaysia after KLIA, ahead of even Penang International Airport (PIA) which many may see as the second busiest airport in Malaysia. In … Read moreKKIA – currently 9 million and up to 12 million passengers in future

Spending in Malaysian airports? Liquor, cigarettes and COSMETICS!

How early do most of us arrive at the airport? If it’s international and I am taking MAS, I usually arrive 2 hours before. If it’s a low cost airline, I would usually arrive 3 hours earlier, especially if I needed to drop my luggage. Assuming it’s 2 hours before, after we have checked in … Read moreSpending in Malaysian airports? Liquor, cigarettes and COSMETICS!

More flights, more connections; China and Malaysia

Now everyone can fly…. into Malaysia more. I think this can be an extension to what AirAsia has been saying to all its passengers since the very beginning. I must admit, AirAsia is not my first choice. Malaysia Airlines is. This is especially if I am flying with my family. When I am flying alone, … Read moreMore flights, more connections; China and Malaysia

Definitely good news for the economy when traffic grows

Reference to thestar.com.my article. Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) announced the following: Passenger traffic to and from 18 countries registered double-digit growth, including the United Kingdom, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Laos, Pakistan, New Zealand, Oman, Nepal, Mauritius, Kazakhstan and Japan which registered more than 20% growth. International traffic for Asean countries grew 6.9% to 1.8 million … Read moreDefinitely good news for the economy when traffic grows

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