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Penang’s two new international airport plans?

I do hope Penang has big plans for its international airport. Just two days ago, there was a report that Penang may have to decide between two proposals for a new international airport. Both of them will seek to stop the operations of Penang International Airport (PIA) after they are operating. That article is here … Read morePenang’s two new international airport plans?

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IATA: Government should own major airports

If you ask me, I think major infrastructure projects should be owned by the government or for the continuous income generating ones like PLUS, should be owned by statutory funds like our EPF. The reason is simple, if we are talking about transportation infrastructure, it is for the people. This is not something which we … Read moreIATA: Government should own major airports

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.

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!

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