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Malaysia Airlines woos passengers with higher baggage allowance lower excess baggage charges

In keeping with its Business Plan strategy of ‘Winning Back Customers’, effective today, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is offering passengers an additional 10 kilograms free check-in baggage allowance and reduced excess baggage charges for travel in all classes. The new limits of 30, 40, and 50 kgs in Economy, Business, and First class will apply to all MAS flights using the …

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Photo Essay: Malaysia Airlines joins oneworld, unveils special livery aircraft. oneworld double mileage offer.

Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330-300 9M-MTE in special oneworld livery. See another photo here. This aircraft performed the first flight of the airline as a member of oneworld in the early hours of Feb 1 from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne.

by Devesh Agarwal, reporting from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines officially joined the oneworld alliance of airlines, as its 12th member, at 12:01am Malaysia Time (+8 GMT), earlier today. A day earlier on January 31, the airline had a series of events to celebrate its joining the alliance. Bangalore Aviation was present at the occasion, and brings you this photo …

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Exclusive photos: Malaysia Airlines joins oneworld alliance. Airbus A330 in special oneworld livery

National carrier Malaysia Airlines joins the oneworld alliance from tomorrow. Bangalore Aviation is in Kuala Lumpur to cover the event. Below are some exclusive photos of Malaysia Airlines’ Airbus A330-300 9M-MTE in the special oneworld livery. The airline will also paint one its Boeing 737-800’s and one Airbus A380 superjumbo in the oneworld livery at a later date. Till then …

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Analysis: Malaysia Airlines entrance into OneWorld strengthens the alliance’s network and Indian presence

by Vinay Bhaskara Malaysia Airlines A330-300 9M-MTE in oneworld livery On February 1st. 2013, Kuala  Lampur based Malaysian national carrier Malaysia Airlines will officially join the OneWorld alliance, a partnership of11 airlines around the world that serves more than 849 destinations globally. Malaysia Airlines serves 61 destinations on a fleet of 105 aircraft, and enjoys a strong reputation as one …

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Malaysia Airlines to join oneworld alliance on Feburary 1

Malaysia Airlines will become a full member of the oneworld® alliance on Friday February 1, 2013. The national airline of Malaysia received clearance after successfully completing a review of its readiness conducted by its mentor, Qantas, along with the oneworld central team. Malaysia Airlines’ Airbus A380 superjumbo makes a high speed pass over the Farnborough air show 2012. Malaysia Airlines’ …

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Qatar Airways to join oneworld alliance

Doha based, Qatar Airways is to join oneworld® airline alliance. Its election as a oneworld member designate was announced today at a press conference in New York. The Doha-based airline’s implementation into oneworld is expected to take between 12 and 18 months. British Airways will serve as the carrier’s sponsor in joining oneworld. This move comes close on the heals …

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Photos: Malaysia Airlines reveals special livery for its first Airbus A380

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and Airbus revealed a special celebration livery on the national carrier’s first A380 ahead of the aircraft’s entry-into-service next week on the Kuala Lumpur-London Heathrow route. The livery was designed by MAS specifically for it its new A380 flagship and was applied post-delivery by Airbus in Toulouse. MAS has ordered six A380s with a seating for 494 …

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Analysis: SriLankan Airlines set to join oneworld in 2013

Will SriLankan Airline’s entry into oneworld force a change in the carrier’s network strategy? Image courtesy Wikimedia Early Monday, SriLankan Airlines, the flag carrier of India’s southernmost neighbor, is set to be announced as the newest member of the oneworld, the global alliance of airlines. The carrier, which serves 60 destinations on a fleet of 21 aircraft, will add Kochi, …

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Podcast: AirAsia Malaysia Airlines stock swap, Star’s India misfire, Air India’s 787 Dreamliner

Another edition of the Asian air scene podcast featuring Addison Schonland, Vinay Bhaskara and Devesh Agarwal. We covered the share swap between AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines and what benefits would it offer and what would it take away. In the India scene we covered the suspension of the application of national carrier Air India and the reported fait accompli presented …

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Aircraft spotting: Unusual images – Diarrhoea aboard Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800

On October 29th I was very surprised to see this Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800 departing for Kuala Lumpur in the evening, since the flight is scheduled around 01:00 at night. Click on the image for a larger view. We were informed that the Captain suffered a severe case of diarrhoea while operating the incoming flight. Since the flight between Kuala …

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Malaysia Airlines offers ultra low fares ex India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Malaysia Airlines has announced whopping discounts of up to 55% to 35 cities worldwide under the popular Malaysia Airlines Travel Fair (MATF) till May 3, 2009 for travel between April 14 and October 31, 2009. Travellers can purchase their tickets through their travel agents, airline ticket offices and from Malaysia Airlines online. The promotional fares meant primarily for the South …

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Bengaluru International Airport runs out of gates to accomodate widebody flights

Last night, as Easter Sunday came to an end, a traffic jam began at Bengaluru International Airport (BIA), which exposed the weakness of having only four “contact stands” (aero-bridge equipped gates) at the new Bengaluru International Airport, capable of handling wide-body aircraft. In the current summer schedule, the peak period for international flights, is between 22:00 (10 PM) and 02:00 …

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Singapore Airlines slashes fares from India

Singapore Airlines has announced a new low fare sale from India to select destinations in South East Asia and Australia. As per the ad in today’s Times of India, Bangalore edition, the fares round-trip ex-Bangalore to Singapore is INR 16,830, Denpasar/Bali/Kuala Lumpur/Penang/Langkawi/Kuching/Bangkok INR 23,980, Sydney/Perth/Brisbane/Melbourne/Adelaide INR 41,350. These include taxes and surcharges. Fares are for economy class travel. Tickets must …

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A real deal for Qantas – Malaysian Airlines

As I indicated in my previous article, there are strong rumours of a “merger” or “tie-up” between Australian carrier Qantas and Malaysian Airlines (MAS). Given the regulatory stranglehold and national politics involved in Asia, a full merger is next to impossible. Not only do I feel that this tie-up will happen, I strongly believe that it will result in positive …

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British Airways plans cuts at Gatwick, merger with Malaysian Airlines?

As per a Bloomberg article, in the face of continuing declines in global air travel, British Airways Plc, Europe’s third- largest airline, will cut more than 100 jobs at London’s Gatwick airport as it reduces services there by 15 percent from mid-2009. The number of aircraft based at the airport will be reduced to 37 from 41, the Harmondsworth, England-based …

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