LCCs lead Asian growth

Asia Pacific's aviation industry is expanding, with low-cost carriers leading the way. A forthcoming report from travel industry research authority PhoCusWright found that the region's…

European LCC goes under

European low-cost carrier, SkyEurope, has suspended all flights with immediate effect after it filed for bankruptcy. According to a BBC report, the Slovakia-based carrier…

ANA delays LCC launch

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's second-largest airline, may delay the start of a low-cost carrier (LCC) it planned to begin as early as this month following a slump in…

Flexibility at KLCC

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre showed off the venue's flexible spaces recently at an event for its clients, business partners and the media. Themed 'Flexibility &…

LCCs cut Phuket services

Singapore-based low-cost carriers Jetstar Asia and Tiger Airways are cutting back on services to Phuket. Jetstar cited low demand and opportunities elsewhere in terminating its services to…

New LCC airport for KL

The Government said the new terminal could cater for up to 30 million passengers a year, would be built close to the KLIA at an undisclosed amount. Unlike the existing low cost…

HK Express cancels all flights

HK Express has announced that it will suspend all flight operations as of 23 March until 30 April 2020, in light of the significant drop in travel demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic and…

Destination Riyadh on SpiceJet now

SpiceJet launched eight new non-stop international flights from the country’s busiest metros of Mumbai and Delhi. The airline is the first Indian low-cost carrier (LCC) to connect Mumbai…

马政府不同意亚航变更机场名称计划

马来西亚交通部长拿督斯里廖中莱表示,关于吉隆坡第二国际机场的名称的争论是没有必要、也不实际的,KLIA2名称不应该被更改。 本月早些时候,亚航自行宣布将吉隆坡第二国际机场(KLIA2)改名第二廉航终站(LCCT2)。 廖中莱表示,“KLIA2是大马政府將我国定位成航空枢纽的计划中的一部分。不管是KLIA、KLIA2还是吉隆坡国际机场航空城(KLIA…

亚航欲改造吉隆坡KLIA2航站楼

近日,亚航表示,将在得不到机场运营商支持的情况下,推出自己的活动来重命名KLIA2机场。 亚航目前是KLIA2机场最大的运营商,现在将帮助推广KLIA作为“廉航第二杭州楼”(LCCT2),并将巩固吉隆坡作为全球前往亚洲的领先门户城市的地位。 然而,该航站楼仍然将保留KLIA2的名称。 “对我来说,KLIA2不代表任何意义,”亚航集团CEO Tony…

香格里拉签订吉隆坡首家今旅酒店

香格里拉国际酒店管理有限公司与Concorde Arch (M) Sdn. Bhd签订协议,将于2019年在马来西亚吉隆坡开设首家今旅酒店(Hotel Jen)。 吉隆坡今旅酒店将于2019年开张,是继2015年9月婆罗洲亚庇今旅酒店签约后马来西亚的第二家正在建设中的今旅酒店。 Concorde Arch (M) Sdn…

吉隆坡铂尔曼酒店推出新家庭套房

吉隆坡市中心铂尔曼酒店(Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre)完成了家庭房的改装工程,新装入了一个双侧床、休息区和儿童活动区域。 这个家庭套房面积107m²,设有起居室、厨房、双层床的儿童卧室、玩具和游戏机。客房可以容纳至多5人的大家庭,客人们都会受到特别的欢迎礼物。…

Monarch back in the black

Just 12 weeks into his role as Monarch Group CEO last year, Andrew Swaffield implemented radical measures to save the entity’s beleaguered airline business.  His no-nonsense…

大马机场:亚航索偿4亿无根据不合理 将挑战到底

大马机场本月14日表示,该公司没有出现未付清任何到期款项的情况,所以亚航求偿4亿900万令吉的要求完全不合理并缺乏详细支撑点。 7月31日,亚洲航空就其在吉隆坡第二国际机场(KLIA2)和吉隆坡廉航终站(LCCT)运作期间遭受的损失索偿4亿900万令吉。 亚航表示,机场跑道上有许多小坑洼地带,且机场经常让其飞机转移口岸来进行修补工作。…

亚航向马来西亚机场求偿4亿

亚洲航空有限公司(AIRASIA)针对在吉隆坡第二国际机场(KLIA2)和廉航终站(LCCT)营运所面对的损失和损害,向大马机场控股有限公司和大马机场(雪邦)私人有限公司求偿4亿900万令吉(约合7.91亿人民币)。 亚航集团首席执行官Tony Fernandes表示,吉隆坡第二国际机场的航道上出现地陷、滑行道有裂缝,且发生积水,这严重增加了亚航的运营成本。…

亚太旅客为了低票价肯放弃舒适

根据Expedia 亚太区廉价航空指数 (LCC Index),56% 表示不需要机上娱乐。 此外,49% 表示不需要食品而48% 不需要枕头或毯子。 但旅客们同时表示需要随身行李及托运行李。 令人惊讶的是五分之一表示肯牺牲“浴室权限”。 另外,76% 表示愿意接受降低客户服务标准。 其中,泰国旅客最愿意接受降低客户服务 (93%)。菲律宾 (56%)和印度旅客…

瑞安航空宣布开通新航线 以争取商务旅客

爱尔兰低成本航空公司(LCC)瑞安航空公司(Ryanair)宣布,它在以商务市场为目标推进计划的过程中,将开通伦敦斯坦斯特德机场(London Stansted Airport)新航线并增加其航班频次。 几条新航线将通向这家低成本航空公司之前因为成本过高而有意避开的主要机场。瑞安发言人Robin…

亚航X将开通日本中部机场至吉隆坡直飞航班

马来西亚廉价航空公司(LCC)亚航集团中负责中长途航线运营的亚航X公司18日宣布,将于2014年3月17日开通连接日本中部国际机场至吉隆坡的直飞航班。这是该公司继羽田机场、关西机场之后进驻的第三个日本机场。 亚航计划在中部机场每周推出4个航班。之后将根据上座率等情况争取在一年后实现每天一个往返。…

日本九州敲定旅游战略 计划年消费额近1700亿

据日本共同社10月29日报道,由日本九州地方知事会与经济团体组成的九州地区战略会议29日在佐贺市开会敲定了旨在搞活旅游的战略计划,主要目标是2016年使九州旅游总消费额达到2.7万亿日元(约合人民币1699亿元),达到2010年的约1.3倍。具体措施包括积极向海外宣传各地的特产品和温泉等“九州品牌”,吸引廉价航空公司(LCC)落户当地。…

日本九州敲定旅游战略 计划年消费额近1700亿

据日本共同社10月29日报道,由日本九州地方知事会与经济团体组成的九州地区战略会议29日在佐贺市开会敲定了旨在搞活旅游的战略计划,主要目标是2016年使九州旅游总消费额达到2.7万亿日元(约合人民币1699亿元),达到2010年的约1.3倍。具体措施包括积极向海外宣传各地的特产品和温泉等“九州品牌”,吸引廉价航空公司(LCC)落户当地。…

VietJet leases three more A320s

VietJet Air has signed an agreement to lease three more Airbus A320 aircraft. Dublin-based aircraft leasing company AWAS will supply VietJet with the new single-aisle jets, all of…

Asian aviation briefs

THAI Smile launches Mandalay flights Thai Airways' regional carrier, THAI Smile, has launched a new route to Myanmar. The carrier took off from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport on…

CEB hits fleet landmark

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) has taken delivery of its 40th aircraft. The landmark aircraft - a new Airbus A320 - touched down in Manila late last week. The narrow-body aircraft forms part of a…

KLIA 2 to open in May 2013

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) 2, the new low-cost carrier terminal, will open in May next year, its operator has confirmed. Reported by Malaysia's Bernama news agency, Malaysia…

Grand Hyatt opens in KL

Hyatt has opened a new luxury Grand Hyatt property in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Located in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) area of the city, right next to Kuala Lumpur…

African Briefs

Air France launches Abuja flights   Air France has continued its expansion in West Africa with the launch of a new service to Nigeria’s capital Abuja. The new direct daily service from…

Mandarin Oriental KL opens new restaurant

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur has opened Mosaic, a new all-day dining restaurant. Designed by the Japanese design company, Spin Design Studio, Mosaic overlooks the KLCC Park and serves a…

W Hotels to debut in Malaysia

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced plans to launch its W Hotels brand in Malaysia, with the signing of a deal with the Dijaya Corporation Bhd to manage the W Kuala…

KL opens elevated walkway

A new elevated covered walkway has opened in Kuala Lumpur. The new MYR10 million (US$3.3 million) air-conditioned facility is 142 metres long and connects the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre…

Low-cost travel shines

The strong passenger numbers turned in by budget airlines last year have led to Parliament's discussion about Changi Airport Group's (CAG) plans to meet the higher demand in low-cost…

flydubai announces routes

The UAE's new low-cost carrier, flydubai, has announced that Amman and Beirut will be its first destinations when it takes to the skies on 1 June. The National newspaper reported…

Indian carriers end low fares

Air travellers in India will now have to pay more as major airlines and low-cost carriers (LCCs) alike said they would withdraw their low base fares.According to www.livemint.com, Air…

Ritz Carlton to develop KL apartments

Ritz Carlton and Malaysia's Berjaya Corp. will develop a luxury apartment development in Kuala Lumpur, according to a Business Times report. The luxury development will comprise 300…

New Delhi terminal delayed

The new domestic terminal at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, will not be delivered this year, The Times of India has reported. The Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) had…