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AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines in early partnership talks

The founder and CEO of the AirAsia Group, Tony Fernandes, says his firm is in early discussions with Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) over possible cooperation between the two airlines. According to Fernandes, the most likely sector in which the two may find synergies is the aircraft MRO sector.

“It makes complete logical sense. If together, the two of us can make a regional powerhouse in MRO, that’s great,” he told Malaysia's Star newspaper after the company’s AGM. “We have put ...

Regional governments eager to assume control of MASwings

The state governments of Sabah and Sarawak have expressed an interest in acquiring control of domestic operator MASwings (MY, Kota Kinabalu) with a view to redeveloping it into a regional carrier the Malaysian Insider has reported.

According to the newspaper, Sarawak's Minister of Tourism, Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, told the state legislative assembly that the governments of the two Borneo states would each hold a 50% share in the carrier should their proposal be approved. Both ...

Malaysia to curb emergence of new LCCs

MASwings (MY, Kota Kinabalu) will likely be Malaysia's last budget carrier to ply the local market after the country's Ministry of Transport placed a moratorium on the issuance of Air Operator's Certificates (AOC) to new budget carriers (LCC).

Abu Hassan, a senior officer in the ministry, told AIN Online that the Malaysian domestic and regional markets had become saturated and could therefore not support another LCC entrant.

“There is fierce competition among the airlines at the moment to ...

Malaysia's MASwings to repositioned as a budget carrier

MASwings (MY, Kota Kinabalu) is to be relaunched as an independent budget carrier in 2015 according to an official in Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah Nasional Berhad (KNB). Khazanah is in the process of restructuring Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) with a view unveiling a new, profitable, market-driven airline by 2017.

Speaking to AINOnline on condition of anonymity, the official said a revitalized MASwings will also be equipped with a fleet of four leased jets all of ...

Malaysia's MASwings to phase out legacy DHC-6 Twin Otters

MASwings (MY, Kota Kinabalu) will retire three of its legacy de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters this month as it prepares to induct its sixth and final DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft in November this year. Chief Executive Officer Datuk Captain Mohd Nawawi Awang told the Bernama newswire that the new Viking Air (VKN, Victoria Int'l) Twin Otters are being used to improve services to rural areas in Sarawak and Sabah.

The Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) subsidiary is also ...

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Aircraft TypeActiveInactiveTotalOn Order* BØ Age PCapacity P  
ATR 72-200/-500/-60014 14hiddenhiddenhidden
DHC-66 6hiddenhiddenhidden
Total20020hiddenhiddenhidden  
* Includes new or used aircraft not yet delivered for which a construction/manufacturer serial number is already known.

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