Malaysia’s SKS Airways To Lease 10 Embraer E195-E2s

By Chen Chuanren May 25, 2023
Malaysia’s SKS Airways signed a 12-year lease agreement for 10 Embraer E195-E2 jets with global lessor Azora in a deal reportedly worth $840 million.
Aircraft & Propulsion

ADE Looking To Expand Base Maintenance Operations

By Adrian Schofield May 23, 2023
Asia Digital Engineering, which is opening a new hangar at KLIA, aims to eventually take over all of parent group Capital A's base maintenance needs.
Maintenance & Training

Route Analysis: KUL-SIN, AUH-DAC

Aug 05, 2020
Routes analyzes some of the services returning as well as new routes being launched. This week we look at the resumption of flights between Malaysia and Singapore, and Air Arabia Abu Dhabi’s latest network additions.
Airports & Networks

Etihad re-opens global network

By Wesley Charnock Jul 07, 2020
Gulf carrier aims to “gradually” resume services with the goal of operating 45% of its pre-COVID capacity by August.
Airports & Networks

Korean Air ramping up international routes

By Adrian Schofield May 07, 2020
Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington among routes to be added back.
Airports & Networks

Route rundown: YYZ-UIO, CAI-IAD, KUL-CTS

Mar 01, 2019
This week: Quito secures new Canadian service; EgyptAir to begin Washington Dulles route; and Malindo Air to introduce its first destination in Japan.
Airports & Networks

Shortlists revealed for the Routes Asia 2019 Marketing Awards

Jan 29, 2019
Twenty-one airports and destinations have been recognised by the airline network planning community for their marketing support.
Airports & Networks

Malaysia Airports advocates early positives from Runway to Success 2020 strategy

By Richard Maslen Feb 16, 2017
Malaysia Airports is continuing to engage with its airline partners and stakeholders in order to capture key markets and improve short to medium haul connectivity in high growth markets for mutual benefits of all parties and strengthen the airport’s role in the regional air transport system.
Airports & Networks

Insider's guide to Route Exchange

Aug 18, 2016
We sat down with Kirsty Studholme, Digital Sales Manager, to find out how delegates can use Route Exchange to maximise their presence at World Routes.
Airports & Networks

Singapore Airlines confirms A350 debut as it celebrates first delivery

By Richard Maslen Mar 02, 2016
The Asian carrier has configured the A350-900 in a 253-seat arrangement across three classes – 42 in Business, 24 in Premium Economy and 187 in Economy. It currently has orders for 67 A350-900s having placed an additional order for four aircraft last year. Seven of these will now be delivered with an Ultra-Long Range capability for flights of up to 19 hours.
Airports & Networks

AirAsia brings new connectivity option to Shantou in China

By Richard Maslen Feb 23, 2016
The new four times weekly link from Kuala Lumpur will add to the destination’s established links to Bangkok (China Southern, Shenzhen Airlines), Hong Kong (China Southern), Singapore (Jetstar Asia) and Taipei (China Southern) and will bring new connectivity across Asia and the Pacific through the AirAsia and AirAsia X networks from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Airports & Networks

AirAsia X to return to New Zealand

By Richard Maslen Jan 11, 2016
AirAsia X is planning to add Auckland, the largest and most populous urban area in New Zealand, as a tag on its existing daily Kuala Lumpur – Gold Coast service and is expected to open reservations this week. It previously served Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand but closed the route after just 15 months of operation.
Airports & Networks

Emirates takes delivery of first higher density 615-seat A380

By Richard Maslen Nov 05, 2015
The new arrangement will initially debut in the final quarter and will enter service from December 1, 2015 on both the Dubai – Bangkok and Dubai – Copenhagen routes, and will also serve Dubai – Kuala Lumpur and Dubai – Manchester from January 1, 2016.
Airports & Networks

AirAsia X Flies into Hokkaido

By Richard Maslen Jul 29, 2015
The new link to New Chitose Airport, located to the southeast of Chitose and Tomakomai, and the largest facility on Hokkaido, Japan’s second largest island will be introduced from October 1, 2015 and is targeted to attract the mobile inbound Japanese tourist market and support their interest in exploring the wider Asian market via the airline’s own network and its short-haul AirAsia Group partners.
Airports & Networks

AirAsia to fly to the Maldives

Jul 21, 2015
Malaysian low-cost carrier, AirAsia has announced plans to launch direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to the Maldives.
Airports & Networks

British Airways to Debut 787-9 on Delhi Route

By Richard Maslen Jul 13, 2015
British Airways has announced it will introduce its first Boeing 787-9 into its fleet in September 2015 and will initially deploy the larger Dreamliner variant on its route between London Heathrow and Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India from the start of the winter 2015/2016 schedule in late October.
Airports & Networks

Malaysia Airlines Confirms A380 Route Cut for Paris

By Richard Maslen Jul 04, 2015
The troubled Asian national carrier Malaysia Airlines will be completely revamped as a business through the remainder of the year as its new boss takes drastic action to return the loss-making operator to profitability. Christoph Mueller, who joined as chief executive officer earlier this year from Aer Lingus has played important roles in the restructuring the Irish carrier and other European flag carriers.
Airports & Networks

Malaysia Airports’ Regional Hub Concept

By Richard Maslen Mar 15, 2015
Speaking to Routesonline on the sidelines of the Routes Asia Strategy Summit, where he was a panellist discussing airport infrastructure and whether countries could keep with the growing demand for air travel, Datuk Badilisham Ghazali, managing director of Malaysia Airports Holdings, said the company doesn’t simply want to grow with airline partners, but to anticipate their requirements ahead of time.
Airports & Networks

Oman Air to Launch 3 New Destinations

Mar 03, 2015
From March 29, 2015, the airline will fly from Muscat to both Singapore and Goa, as well as launching a service to Dhaka in August.
Airports & Networks

AirAsia X Adds Chongqing to Chinese Route Network

By Richard Maslen Feb 16, 2015
The new four times weekly route was inaugurated on February 13, 2015 and is the only direct flight between the Malaysian capital and Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, one of the five national central cities in China. The city is a major manufacturing centre and transportation hub and serves as the economic centre of the upstream Yangtze basin.
Airports & Networks

ANA Resumes Flights to Kuala Lumpur

By Richard Maslen Jan 22, 2015
The Tokyo Narita – Kuala Lumpur flight will return to the ANA network from September 1, 2015 and will be flown on a daily basis by a Boeing 787-8. It will compete directly with AirAsia X, Japan Airlines and Malaysia Airlines on the route, with indirect competition also coming from AirAsia X through its Tokyo Haneda – Kuala Lumpur link.
Airports & Networks

AirAsia X Ends Flights to Adelaide

By Richard Maslen Dec 09, 2014
The carrier will end its flights on January 25, 2015 as difficult trading conditions between Malaysia and Australia and particularly price competition from Malaysia Airlines over the last year have made it unprofitable.
Airports & Networks

Air Asia X Aims to Resume London Route

By Richard Maslen Nov 26, 2014
The news came after the low-cost carrier’s chief executive, Tony Fernandes, revealed the intent to resume the popular route via the social networking site, Twitter.
Airports & Networks

ThrowBackThursday: Royal Brunei's Dreamliner Debut

Nov 06, 2014
At Routesonline we’ve decided to take a look back at a breaking article from the same time last year and revisit it 12 months later to see what’s happened since we released the news.
Airports & Networks

British Airways Confirms its Return to Kuala Lumpur

By Richard Maslen Sep 17, 2014
BA will utilise a four-class Boeing 777-200ER on the route configured with 12 seats in First, 48 in Club World, 32 in World Traveller Plus and a further 127 in World Traveller. Its return to the city pair will boost capacity on the route by 22.2 per cent with weekly seats increasing to 8,449 in each direction.
Airports & Networks