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.
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.
K.I.A? Kulim International Airport, if they do adopt such a name in the future. In a news article which I consider as positive for both Penang and Kulim industrial parks, the proposed international airport for Kulim is aiming at satisfying the demand for cargo services for which the Penang international airport (PIA) is unable to … Read moreKIA vs PIA, cargo vs passenger.
Many friends know my position about Penang’s current international airport. I feel it needs a bigger more holistic plan and that includes moving out of Bayan Lepas for which it has limited expansion capacity to a new site. Most likely in the mainland. Maybe Batu Kawan. Recently, there has been a proposal for another international … Read morePenang international airport expansion and full capacity in 2017