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Kertih airport reopens to commercial flights

KERTIH, 17 Feb 2009: After nearly 20 years of serving only oil company workers, Kertih airport has reopened to commercial flights. Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said said the airport used to cater to commercial flights by Pelangi Air in the 1980s but it stopped when the airline ceased operations. “The reopening of Kertih airport means […]

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Loving AirAsia

Loving AirAsia

(© Marja Flick-Buijs / sxc.hu) I AM unabashedly a fan of AirAsia, and what it has done not only for travel in Malaysia, but the entire region. A colleague of mine said if there’s anyone who deserves his datukship, it’s Datuk Tony Fernandes. AirAsia’s mantra, Now Everyone Can Fly, has really taken millions places, many […]

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MYC against building LCCT in Labu

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Jan 2009: The Malaysian Youth Council (MYC) has objected to the proposal by AirAsia and Sime Darby to build a low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) in Labu, Negeri Sembilan. Its secretary-general Tajudin Ahmad said the project would have adverse effects on the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), managed by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd […]

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AirAsia’s Labu plans on hold

AirAsia’s Labu plans on hold

An AirAsia Airbus A320 aircraft (© Johnleemk / Wikipedia.org) PETALING JAYA, 23 Jan 2009: AirAsia’s plan to build its own low cost carrier terminal (LCCT) in Labu, Negeri Sembilan, has hit a snag — deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today the government has yet to make a decision on the proposal. “We […]

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Airport tussle

Airport tussle

Carved pumpkin (© Michele L / sxc.hu) LIKE the pumpkin in Cinderella that transforms into a carriage, AirAsia Bhd and Sime Darby Bhd hope something equally fantastic will emerge from the plantation land in Labu, Negeri Sembilan. The unlikely pairing of the low cost carrier and the plantation conglomerate to build a new low cost […]

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Is a new airport needed, questions Chin

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 Jan 2009: Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui said that his ministry was not against any development including building a new airport, if needed. The issue is not whether the airport can be built on palm-oil land or not, he said to reporters when asked on Sime […]

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