Articles Tagged ‘Kuala Lumpur’

Kuala Lumpur traffic doubles in nine years; passed 50 million in 2016 as AirAsia Group and Malaysia Airlines account for over 70% of demand

Kuala Lumpur traffic doubles in nine years; passed 50 million in 2016 as AirAsia Group and Malaysia Airlines account for over 70% of demand

Kuala Lumpur International Airport, next week’s IATA Slot Conference host, reported almost 8% growth in traffic in 2016, driven by Malindo Air’s rapid growth. We look at how traffic has developed since 2007, the leading airlines and international routes and what new services have launched in 2017.

AirAsia now serves over 60 destinations from its main Kuala Lumpur base; almost 75% of flights compete directly with Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia now serves over 60 destinations from its main Kuala Lumpur base; almost 75% of flights compete directly with Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia has now overtaken Malaysia Airlines to be the biggest carrier at KLIA. We reveal the airline’s growth during the last decade, leading and fastest-growing country markets, and overlap with national carrier.

Malindo Air prepares for launch from Kuala Lumpur

Malindo Air prepares for launch from Kuala Lumpur

If Malaysia’s AirAsia can operate a joint venture in Indonesia, then Indonesia’s Lion Air can operate a joint venture in Malaysia. Malindo Air has announced its first two routes and will operate at a service level between AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines with 737-900ERs.


Malaysia Airlines welcomes A380s, oneworld membership and return to profitability as competition intensifies

Malaysia Airlines welcomes A380s, oneworld membership and return to profitability as competition intensifies

Competing against AirAsia obviously isn’t easy, but after a difficult period, Malaysia Airlines is gradually getting itself back on track, thanks to new aircraft, capacity and route cuts and lower costs. Air France, Malindo Air and Turkish Airlines are all set to make things even more challenging in the coming months.

US market underserved from Malaysia; MAS’ oneworld membership raises hopes for BA and Qantas

US market underserved from Malaysia; MAS’ oneworld membership raises hopes for BA and Qantas

Malaysia’s air transport market is facing changes with the partnership between the country’s two main airlines; Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia. How are the country’s regional airports attracting new services compared with Kuala Lumpur? And which are the main network gaps to fill? anna.aero spoke to Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad, Managing Director and CEO of Malaysia […]

AirAsia X leaves Europe and India; Sydney instead next destination

AirAsia X leaves Europe and India; Sydney instead next destination

AirAsia Group’s long haul low-cost airline is pulling out of its longest routes – to London and Paris in Europe – as well as the Indian market. But how has the London route fared compared with the airline’s new partner Malaysia Airlines? What developments have been seen in the Indian market? And what implications is […]


AirAsia X moves London service from Stansted to Gatwick; Osaka Kansai (second Japanese route) starting soon

AirAsia X moves London service from Stansted to Gatwick; Osaka Kansai (second Japanese route) starting soon

AirAsia X has switched its London flights from Stansted to Gatwick, but what reason has it given? How much has the London – KL market been stimulated by the arrival of the low-cost long-haul airline, and what milestone will AirAsia X be celebrating next week?

Malaysia’s Firefly adds 11 new routes in 2011, mostly with 737s; may soon revert back to pure turboprop airline

Malaysia’s Firefly adds 11 new routes in 2011, mostly with 737s; may soon revert back to pure turboprop airline

Malaysia’s airlines are evolving and Firefly’s rapid growth looks set to end soon, as owner Malaysia Airlines looks to define new roles for its subsidiaries. How has Firefly evolved and what niche has it been able to take advantage of? Which are the airlines busiest routes and what competition does it face?

Where will AirAsia fly with all its future Airbus deliveries?

Where will AirAsia fly with all its future Airbus deliveries?

So Airbus and AirAsia won the who-can-announce-the-biggest-order contest at the recent Paris Air Show, but what is it likely to do with the aircraft? We look at the airline’s market penetration across Asian countries and reveal at which airports the airline has the biggest presence.


Indonesia’s #1 domestic airline Lion Air positions for $1bn IPO; adds 26 Boeings in two years, 139 more to come

Indonesia’s #1 domestic airline Lion Air positions for $1bn IPO; adds 26 Boeings in two years, 139 more to come

Only five airlines received more new Boeing aircraft in the last two years than Lion Air, but where is it operating them? What other aircraft types does it operate and where does it fly to outside of Indonesia? On which route does it operate 15 flights each day?

AirAsia's growth boosts Malaysia's airports; Firefly gets 737s; still no US flights from Kuala Lumpur

AirAsia’s growth boosts Malaysia’s airports; Firefly gets 737s; still no US flights from Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s airports handled more than 50 million passengers in 2009 and continued to grow in 2010. Which new destinations have been added from Kuala Lumpur in 2010 and what’s new for 2011? Which country market has slipped two places in the rankings since 2008?

Mohamed Sallauddin bin Hj. Mat Sah, general manager marketing, Malaysia Airports, talks to anna.aero in Kuala Lumpur

Mohamed Sallauddin bin Hj. Mat Sah, general manager marketing, Malaysia Airports, talks to anna.aero in Kuala Lumpur

anna.aero’s Ryan Ghee talked to AirAsia last week – this week it’s the turn of Malaysia Airports for the 30 Second Interiew. In Kuala Lumpur the airport operator is building another low cost terminal to replace the temporary building opened in 2006. “We’re also open to the possibility of other airlines eventually operating from the facility” […]