AirAsia orders 14 more A320ceo

June 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News

LE BOURGET, FRANCE, 23 June 2017: AirAsia has signed an agreement with Airbus to order an additional 14 A320ceo aircraft to meet higher than expected near-term growth on the carrier’s regional network.

The contract, which is subject to AirAsia board approval, was announced at the Paris Air Show Thursday.

It will see the total number of A320 family aircraft ordered by AirAsia rise to 592, reaffirming its position as the largest airline customer for the Airbus single aisle product line. Read more

AVANI strengthens KL sales team

June 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 June 2017: AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort has appointed Vivian Choa as director of sales & marketing, effective immediately.

Choa brings with her more than 18 years experience in the sales and marketing industry.

Prior to her  appointment  with  AVANI  Sepang  Goldcoast  Resort,  she worked with various leading hotel groups the Asia. Read more

MH seeks more A330s

June 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News

CANCUN, MEXICO, 8 June 2017: Malaysia Airlines is close to signing deals for six or seven second-hand A330 planes for its fleet this year as it seeks to grow international routes amidst good demand for summer bookings, its chief executive told Reuters on the sidelines of the IATA annual general meeting earlier this week.

Malaysia Airlines has been in talks with airlines and leasing companies about bringing in used wide-body planes to replace older aircraft that it currently flies on routes to India, China and Hong Kong.

Earlier in the year the airline said it would off-load six Airbus A380s or use them for charter and pilgrimage flights and on some high density routes to Japan and South Korea. Currently they are used to fly a double daily service to London. Read more

Malaysia flies A380s to North Asia

June 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 June 2017: Malaysia Airlines has filed flight details for Airbus A380 services to Seoul and Tokyo.

Effective 7 September, the Airbus A380 will fly daily from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul Incheon.

A service to Tokyo Narita will also start on the same day with six weekly flights. Read more

AirAsia add new flights

May 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 May 2017: AirAsia India increased flights on three services out of Bangalore effective, Thursday, 25 May.

From its Bangalore hub the service to Goa will increase from three to four daily flights. To Hyderabad flights increase from two to three daily, while to Kochi flights increase from 20 to 27 weekly.

Meanwhile, AirAsia X owned by AirAsia Group and based in Kuala Lumpur will offer a new service to Denpasar (Bali) 15 July. Read more

Langkawi to host PTM 2018

May 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Malaysia, News

BANGKOK, 25 May 2017: Langkawi is the venue for PATA Travel Mart 2018 with this signature Pacific Asia Travel Association event being hosted by Tourism Malaysia and Langkawi Development Authority.

The announcement was made earlier this week by the Association’s CEO, Mario Hardy, during the PATA Annual Summit in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

Hardy said: “Tourism Malaysia and Langkawi Development Authority have been a valuable PATA member and partner since 1959 and 2017 respectively and we look forward to the opportunity of showcasing the culture, heritage and beauty of Langkawi.” Read more

Best Western flies brand in Genting

May 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, Malaysia, News

BANGKOK, 17 May 2017: Best Western Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a new upscale hotel in Malaysia’s popular and scenic Genting Highlands.

The brand new Best Western Premier Ion Delemen opened last month, in the jungle-clad hills setting of Pahang state that lies at the heart of the Malay Peninsula.

In addition to providing the perfect natural retreat for both Malaysian and international visitors, the new hotel is on the doorstep of Genting’s Resorts World, which features a large theme park, casino and Malaysia’s longest cable car ride. Read more

Malaysia top destination for Muslims

May 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

BANGKOK, 5 May 2017: Malaysia continues to hold the top spot as the favourite destination for Muslim travellers, seven years in a row, according to the latest Mastercard-Cresent Rating Global Muslim Travel Index 2017.

Overall, Muslim international travel will reach 156 million by 2020 and expenditure is expected to touch USD220 billion, the Index stated in its highlights released to the media Wednesday.

The index covers 130 destinations (48 OIC destinations and 82 non-OIC destinations) providing comprehensive research and insights on the Muslim travel market. Read more

AirAsia expands India air links

May 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News, South Asia

BHUBANESWAR, 2 May 2017: AirAsia marked another milestone, last week, as the first international airline to operate direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bhubaneswar, India.

The airline’s latest new route offers four weekly direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to the capital city of India’s Odisha state.

A ceremony was held at Biju Patnaik International Airport to celebrate the arrival of flight AK31 which flew in on an Airbus A320 into Bhubaneswar, India, last Thursday. Read more

AirAsia flies ASEAN sports

April 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 April 2017: AirAsia is the official airline partner for the 29th Southeast Asian Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games to be hosted in Kuala Lumpur.

As a Gold Sponsor, AirAsia will provide flights for Malaysia Organising Committee (MASOC) officials within the airline’s extensive Asean network for the purpose of organising the Games.

AirAsia Group CEOTony Fernandes said, “AirAsia is proud to fly the SEA Games and Asean Para Games. As a truly Asean airline, we wholeheartedly support the region’s biggest gathering of top athletes and para-athletes. Read more

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