Tuesday, October 14, 2008

200 more weekly flights since early this year

Malaysia Air­ports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has had about 200 additional weekly flights since early this year.

The flights are from 12 airlines with more than 55 routes.

In a statement yesterday, MAHB said it was a significant achievement given the current economic climate and the impact high oil prices was having on the world’s airlines. Seven more destinations were expected to start before the year’s end, it said.

AirAsia X will continue its network expansion from Kuala Lumpur to Australia with services to Mel­bourne and Perth in November and to Hangzhou, while AirAsia will fly to Tiruchirapally.

Air Niugini, a new carrier to Kuala Lum­pur, plans to start new services to Papua New Guinea, the statement said. Tiger Airways and AirAsia have already announced considerable frequency increases.

At the KL International Airport, Malaysia Airlines has started flying to Karachi and Yogyakarta while AirAsia has launched flights to Guangzhou, Yogyakarta, Singapore, Ho Chih Minh City, Hong Kong, Haikou, Guilin, Batam and Pekanbaru.

Source : STAR
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