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2008-10-06 00:00:25

KOTA KINABALU: The Transport Ministry has approved three new air routes to connect Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Miri with Singapore on budget airline AirAsia. The three direct flight routes are expected to start before the year-end. Transport Minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat said final negotations were under way between the Malaysian and Singapore authorities as well as the airline. "The new routes are in line with the country's open sky policy. We hope to finalise negotiations by this month." (c)...

2008-08-12 00:00:30

By Presenna Nambiar MALAYSIAN Airline System Bhd (MAS) is finalising plans to pay US$91.5 million (RM304 million) for five turboprop aircraft it will receive this year. "We have different methods we can look at. Our options are now either Japanese operating leases or export credit agencies," MAS executive director and chief financial officer Datuk Tengku Azmil Zahruddin told reporters in Subang, Selangor, yesterday. Firefly received yesterday the first of 10 ATR72-500 aircraft it has...

2008-08-08 03:00:29

GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is urging the Transport Ministry, through Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, to speed up renovation works at Penang International Airport. Lim said the airport's deplorable state was compounded by washrooms in bad condition. "This does not reflect the airport's status as an international airport. It is important for us to project a good image to visitors and tourists who come here. "We do not want the state's image to be tarnished just because of...

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