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PIA is expanding, not going to be closed down even with KXP.

When two international airports are merely an hour and a half apart from one another, it’s going to be competing against one another, agree? Well, it really depends on many other circumstances but generally, if both are trying to attract the same flights, same tourists, same businesses, then of course it is a firm Yes. … Read morePIA is expanding, not going to be closed down even with KXP.

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RM3 billion for Kedah: Lots of positives.

How much tourism money could one plane bring in when it lands in an airport in Malaysia? Assuming it’s an Air Asia X version of Airbus A330-300. It carries a total of 377 guests if it’s full. We assume there’s just 300 tourists. All of them stay in Malaysia for just 4 nights. Everyday they … Read moreRM3 billion for Kedah: Lots of positives.

PIA’s 16 million passengers goal at over RM1.2 billion (government has no funds…)

I get excited when Penang gets ever more connected to the world. I stayed and worked there for over 15 years before moving to KL. Truth is, growth of this little state (plus mainland) depends on connectivity and with the Penang International Airport (PIA) having reached its maximum capacity, it’s about time for the next … Read morePIA’s 16 million passengers goal at over RM1.2 billion (government has no funds…)

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.

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