Articles Tagged ‘KUL’
After Australia and China, AirAsia X sets its sights on the UK with the start of flights from Kuala Lumpur to Stansted. How has the UK-Malaysia market developed recently and how many weekly frequencies can you get from a single A340? How much cheaper are AirAsia X’s fares compared to its only rival in the market Malaysian Airlines?
Ground-breaking new routes this week from AirAsia X and Southwest (hello Minneapolis/St Paul) while there are also new services being started by AeroMexico, AirAsia, AirTran, Athens Airways, City Airline, TUIfly.com and Turkish Airlines.
This week sees another batch of new routes launched by Aegean Airlines, AirAsia X, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Belle Air, Cebu Pacific, China Southern, Norwegian, Porter Airlines, Ryanair (just one new route this week!) and Sama.
Malaysia’s international gateway at KLIA celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year. In recent years traffic growth has been impressive thanks to AirAsia. But where are the European carrier and routes to North America?
New route started this week operated by Air Asia, Alaska Airlines, Best Air, bmibaby, Hong Kong Express, Monarch, Northwest, Virgin America and Westjet.
New routes started this week operated by Air Asia, clickair, Finnair, Hainan Airlines, Kingfisher, LAN, Northwest, S7, Sama and Southwest.
Home to some of the world’s tallest buildings and a Formula 1 Grand Prix, Malaysia’s airport traffic figures are dominated by Kuala Lumpur’s now 10-year-old airport at Sepang. Which other airports handle over one million passengers per year and how competitive has Air Asia become in just a few years? And which major countries are not served directly?
Jetstar’s Singapore based subsidiary is three years-old but still has just five aircraft. However, it starts two new routes in February to Macau and Kuala Lumpur. The new Malaysian route will see it compete head-to-head against local rivals Tiger and AirAsia. Which other routes does the airline serve and how much competition does it face?
Through government agreements three LCCs will start competing on this route from 1 February. Which of AirAsia, Jetstar Asia and Tiger Airways is the cheapest, and does it matter from which end of the route you book? We look at the first two weeks of flights and see what impact the timing of Chinese New Year is having on fares.