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Monday, December 29, 2014

AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 Missing.

The missing fleet A320-200 9M-AXC.
Another tragedy had happen to our Aviation industry. Airasia Plane was reported missing when the plane flew from Surabaya to Singapore . The plane has carried 155 passengers includes the cabin crew and pilots. Many of the passengers are Indonesian citizens. others are from Singapore, Malaysia, France and South Korea. 
 I just pray for QZ8501 .For latest news kindly visit  AirAsia facebook  page or the Twitter. 
 


  

Monday, December 15, 2014

Rayani Air.

Rayani Air is a Malaysian start-up that plans to commence operations in Jan-2015 from its hub at Malacca Batu Berendum Airport to the domestic destinations of Penang, Langkawi, Kota Baharu, Kuching, and Kota Kinabalu. The 'boutique airline' intends to assist in increasing leisure traffic to Malacca, a state heavily dependant on the tourism industry. Rayani Air then hopes to expand to provide regional services to centres such as Surabaya, Yogyakarta and Medan. The start-up will reportedly receive support from the Malacca State Government in the form of compensation if there is a shortfall in passengers on the airline's services. Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron however ruled out the idea of taking an equity stake in the airline. Rayani Air plans to operate Fokker 50 turboprop equipment.

Corporate Address
No 22 - 1A Blok 2, Jalan Pahat G 15G,
Dataran Otomobil,
Seksyen 15, Shah Alam,
Selangor,
40200,
Malaysia
Website
http://www.rayaniair.com/
Main hub
Malacca Batu Berendum Airport
Country
Malaysia
Melaka International Airport.
Recently Rayani Air has 10,000 free ticket to any of their destination to be given away in 
Kota Bharu Trade Center .


Rayani Air is the latest local Malaysian airline that will be operating out from the Melaka International Airport (MKZ) somewhere late in Q4 2014. This project which has not much information apart that they already have an official Facebook and Twitter page is quite interesting to see how a new airline is going to enter the now challenging budget airline industry on Malaysia. From reading the Rayani Air Facebook page, we understand that Rayani Airline will fly from Melaka to Kota Baru (Kelantan), Langkawi (Kedah), Penang, Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) and Kuching (Sarawak) but again, no other available information on flight dates, prices and so on.
An inaugural flight for Rayani Air is supposed to take place somewhere in August 2014 too. As for the aircraft Rayani Air is using, it looks like a former MAS Boeing B737-400 plane with seat configuration of a single class with 169 seats.The current ‘Tag Line’ for them is also – Rayani Air – Come Let’s Fly while the contact address for the company is in Shah Alam, Malaysia.
Currently, only this information is obtained while there is much speculation going on about who owns the airlines, is it a joint-venture with an Indonesian businessman, is the former Melaka chief minister involved in this and so on. Therefore, until further information is gathered, we can still continue to speculate but we at Airline News Asia will publish whatever concrete news that makes the mainstream media when it comes out.


 
 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Travelling On A Budget Holiday,Free Seat & Extra Flight for Festive Season.

You can still enjoy a great holiday experience in Malaysia even if you have to cut corners to make your travel wish come true.With that in mind, here are some quick  tips that would come handy if you’re planning on travelling on a budget in Malaysia. This article published in VIRTUAL MALAYSIA (03May,2014) .  
AirAsia is back with its Free Seats* promotion with 2.5 million promo seats available for immediate booking, for travel period in the first half of 2015..
If you wish to try your luck for a free airfare just go tothis website AIRASIA
 The Hybrid Airlines ,Malindo Air (Lion Group) will offer additional or extra flight for domestic destination for the coming Hari Raya festive season..HERE
The initiative taken by Malindo Air to meet higher demand for services during the upcoming Raya celebrations will see increased frequencies from July 23 to August 4 for domestic destinations such as Kota Baru, Kuala Terengganu, Alor Setar, Johor Baru and Penang. - See more at: http://www.nst.com.my/business/latest/malindo-offers-additional-flights-for-hari-raya-1.610004#sthash.Ts0lNqvs.dpuf

Hybrid airline, Malindo Air, will offer additional flights for domestic destinations during the Hari Raya celebration. - See more at: http://www.nst.com.my/business/latest/malindo-offers-additional-flights-for-hari-raya-1.610004#sthash.Ts0lNqvs.dpuf
Hybrid airline, Malindo Air, will offer additional flights for domestic destinations during the Hari Raya celebration. - See more at: http://www.nst.com.my/business/latest/malindo-offers-additional-flights-for-hari-raya-1.610004#sthash.Ts0lNqvs.dpuf


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Tune Hotel KLIA-LCCT to Close; Tune Hotel klia2 to Open 9 May.

After five years of providing affordable hotel rooms to passengers of KLIA’s Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT), the Tune Hotel KLIA-LCCT will close down effective 9 May 2014, giving way to a brand new, 400-room Tune Hotel klia2 that will open on the same day.
 Tune Hotels core proposition is to offer a great night’s sleep at a great price. All of the Tune hotels feature space-efficient, streamlined rooms focusing on high-quality basics: 5-star beds and powerful hot showers. Though minimally priced, the strategically located hotels provide housekeeping services, electronic keycard access into rooms, extensive CCTV systems, and no access into the main lobby without a keycard past midnight. A ‘pay as you use’ system is in place for optional energy-consuming amenities.
 Tune Hotel klia2 is directly connected to the new klia2 terminal via a covered walkway and link bridge. A short 10-minute walk is all that it takes to get to the terminal, allowing easy and convenient access to check-in counters as well as the Gateway@klia2 shopping mall. READ MORE HERE and HERE.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) Officially Open.

This is a historic moment with the arrival of the first airplane in the new airport The Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 or KLIA2.
The IATA Terminal Code for klia2 will be KUL Terminal 2 or KUL 2. For KLIA, the IATA Terminal Code will be KUL Main Terminal or KUL M.
Photo from Malaysia Airport Berhad or #KLIA2
Malindo Air flight OD1027 from Kota Kinabalu, carrying 110 passengers, made a historic touch down at the spanking new RM4bil KLIA2 . Also published HERE
Malindo Air flight OD1027 from Kota Kinabalu was the first flight landed on klia2 last night at 12.10am . Pix by NSTP/ Fariz Iswadi Ismail.
 Following seven years of conctruction,KLIA2   HERE.

Following seven years of construction, KLIA2 — the terminal for low-cost carriers with a capacity to serve up to 45 million passengers annually — - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/first-flight-touches-down-as-klia2-opens-its-doors#sthash.QPddLoG7.dpuf

SEPANG, May 2 — Following seven years of construction, KLIA2 — the terminal for low-cost carriers with a capacity to serve up to 45 million passengers annually — commenced operations as the first flight, Malindo Air Flight OD1027, touched down at 12.05am this morning. - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/first-flight-touches-down-as-klia2-opens-its-doors#sthash.QPddLoG7.dpuf


SEPANG, May 2 — Following seven years of construction, KLIA2 — the terminal for low-cost carriers with a capacity to serve up to 45 million passengers annually — commenced operations as the first flight, Malindo Air Flight OD1027, touched down at 12.05am this morning. - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/first-flight-touches-down-as-klia2-opens-its-doors#sthash.QPddLoG7.dpuf
SEPANG, May 2 — Following seven years of construction, KLIA2 — the terminal for low-cost carriers with a capacity to serve up to 45 million passengers annually — commenced operations as the first flight, Malindo Air Flight OD1027, touched down at 12.05am this morning. - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/first-flight-touches-down-as-klia2-opens-its-doors#sthash.QPddLoG7.dpuf
 

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Aspiring plans for Kuching to be travel hub .

"Sarawak is known as an eco-tourism sector and our main problem is connectivity. This conference will give insights to the airlines executive, that there is such a place called Kuching in Borneo where they can expand their market potential in Asia,” he said when announcing Routes Asia 2014."
How many foreign Airline that stop over at Kuching International Airport ?
 Kuching International Airport, with a volume of 4.86 million passengers recorded last year, is the door to exquisite Borneo niche tourism but was challenged with connectivity problems, says its Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg.
 Currently, direct flights from Kuching to other international destinations include Brunei, Singapore and Pontianak in Indonesia. Other launched direct flights, which had been cancelled, include Kuching to Perth, Macau and Bali. Direct flights from Kuching to Singapore operated by Tiger Airways was also cancelled after three years.
This article was published :
First Published: 4:11pm, Feb 05, 2014
 XPress Air from Indonesia is one of the foreign Airline that still flies to Kuching International Airport.
 Silk Air from Singapore one of the foreign airline still stop in Kuching International Airport.


Monday, March 3, 2014

Travelling by Air :What is KLIA2.

esThe KLIA2 is built to be Malaysia's Next Generation Hub - International Airport Hub - that allows seamless connectivity for both local and international low-cost plus full-service carriers.
The KLIA2 is built to cater for the explosive growth in low cost travel. It is designed to cater 45 million passengers a year, replacing the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) once it's ready. It is built with bigger capacity and superior facilities.
 Photo credit to KLIA2 (MAB)
 Photo credit to KLIA2 (MAB).
The KLIA2 is located 1.5km away from KLIA. A rail extension is being constructed to connect KLIA to KLIA2.
The KLIA2 is built to cater for the explosive growth in low cost travel. The KLIA2 terminal was first designed to cater 30 million passengers a year, measured about 150,000 sqm, and was scheduled to complete in April 2012 for 2 billion Malaysia Ringgit.
During its construction phase, the KLIA2 terminal is revised to 257,000 sqm, a 71% increase, with the capacity to cater up to 45 million passengers a year. The cost is increased to 3.6 billion Malaysia Ringgit, and it is rescheduled to open in May 2014.
Airlines using the KLIA2.The new low-cost carrier terminal KLIA2, in Sepang, is set to host 10 frills-free airlines when operational in May2014."Among them are Zest Airways, Lion Air, Tiger Airways, Cebu Pacific Air and definitely, AirAsia".
 +AirAsia Airbus320-200
 Zest Airways budget carrier from Manila..photo from google image.
Cebu Pacific budget carrier also from Manila. Photo by airline net.

 "Once the airport is operational in May 2014, MAHB will have almost 10 low-cost carriers (LCCs) flying from there."
This article from MALAYSIA KLIA2 info .

 






Sunday, February 23, 2014

How to score Cheap Flight Tickets with AirAsia .

Regional Flight Travel in Asia has come a long way over the last decade. While flights around the region used to cost hundreds of Ringgit until still in the late 90’s, this changed dramatically with the introduction of Budget Airlines in Asia, just a few years into the new millennium.
Nowadays, brands like Jet Star, Tiger Airways, Cebu Pacific Airlines, Air Asia,Malindo Air,Lion Air and fireflys airline are common household names, who revolutionized the ways people in Asia travel. Especially Air Asia, ‘World’s best low-cost airline’  deserves further mentioning, if you have no money to waste and plan to fly as cheap as possible in Asia.
 Here is what you need to know, to ensure you are getting the cheapest possible prices, if you are planning to fly with Air Asia to destinations in the region:

Excited about AirAsia FREE SEATS sale?
You can now start planning for your travels from 1 October 2014 – 30 April 2015!
If you’re an AirAsia BIG Shot, you’ll be delighted to know that priority redemption starts NOW – TODAY only! Not a BIG Shot? Sign up now at www.airasiabig.com!
No worries if you are not a BIG Shot, it is also open to public from 24 Feb – 2 Mar 2014.
For the first time ever, AirAsiaGo members will also enjoy priority booking for hotels & free seats @ www.airasiago.com!
 
To assist you on a smoother booking experience, AirAsia came up with a simple guide to help you to grab your low fares!

Check out our Bargain Hunter (Booking 101) guide for an easier and smoother booking process!HERE
 Happy planning & booking.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

AirAsia :Self Service.

If you travel using AirAsia, most likely you will using LCCT instead of KLIA and soon KLIA2.This low cost terminal served mainly AirAsia. Recently AirAsia implement self check in policy and most of local flight need to use kiosk or mobile check-in. If you have luggage to check in, you still need to use the kiosk n then proceed to drop off luggage counter but  to-day we be able to check-in using self-service kiosks, tag their own bags, and – towards the end of this year – deposit them at a self-service bag drop without the assistance of an airline agent. While this kind of all-encompassing self-service process is becoming commonplace in Airport in Malaysia, it will be a groundbreaking experience for many Asian travelers.klia2′s self-tagging, bag drop and next-gen kiosks
 In LCCT there are a few kiosk for self check-in and also to print your Boarding pass from your mobile. The one near domestic departure hall was little bit crowded compare to one near international departure hall. Overall LCCT is full of people n make sure you have ample of time to check in, drop your luggage n scan through security.
This morning AirAsia twitt " Our guests like the new machines. No more document check."

 Checking in can be a nightmare at the LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal) . With International Departure check in counters opening 2 hours before flights and domestic departures opening 1 hour before departure time and with a gastimate of 40 flights a day with an average of 140 passengers (normal capacity of a AirBus 320) per plane? That is a lot of people at the airport! 
 For more free travel information, visit AirAsia website .



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

AirAsia Onboard Meals.

Air Asia in-flight meals are optional and not included in your ticket price. You can buy your meal either on board or buy them in advance, online. If you buy them online, you get discounts of up to 20% plus a free drink.If you buy them on board the flight, you may not get the meal of your choice as they carry limited stock on the flight. The choice of menu is also limited. For flights shorter than 75 minutes fir exmple flight Kuching to Sibu or Bintulu you cannot buy hot meals on board the flight. They served only to passengers that had purchased meals online.You can purchase your onboard meal here AirAsia Hot Meal.
Pak Nasser Nasir Lemak onboard AirAsia.This is the only thing that would keep me sane through out the journey. The meals were served hot, seems like it just being cooked in the oven. have to wait for several minutes before i can start chew it.I pre-book the meals before the flight.



 Based on statement made on Air Asia website, food served on board AK flights are halal although there are no sticker to say so on the meal packaging.


Friday, December 20, 2013

What's A Plane Spotter ?.


::: To answer the question "What's a plane spotter ?" we must go back in time and go back to the roots of spotting aircraft over 60 years ago. For those of you who want the short version click here.
::: During WW II the Royal Air Force used a large number of volunteers to observe incoming aircraft. Due to the lack of sophisticated radar equipment at that time, the information gathered by these observers was critical in planning and executing defensive counter air operations. The volunteers of the Observer Corps where the first true aircraft spotters trained in recognizing aircraft, their colors and their distinctive markings and codes.
::: Today aircraft spotting is fortunately a peaceful hobby for many people. There are many different ways to practice this hobby. Some people are interested in civil aviation while others prefer the military branch. Some are only interested in operational aircraft, while others enjoy going to museums and watch preserved planes. Some “don’t do” transport aircraft while others “do” only fighters.
::: Among these people you will find different kind of spotters. Some people just like to watch, some are photographers, others write down the aircraft registration number or listen to air band frequencies on their radio or scanner. Of course a mix of these specialties is a familiar sight among the spotters. Let us look at these different specialties and find out what it is all about.
In my case as a hobbyist photographer .

::: Photographers are probably the biggest group if you look at the different ways to practice the hobby of aircraft spotting, although there is a strong connection with the ‘Number-Writers’, but more on that later. Photographers can practice their hobbies also in many different ways. Some try to take a picture of every aircraft they see, while others only take pictures of aircraft in a (near) perfect position, situation or weather. There are people who hate static aircraft shots. They want speed, action and agility. Their challenge is to get that split second action shot of a fast-moving jet. Others prefer a aircraft parked spacious, with sun (most important), no barriers, stepladders, people or ‘remove-before-flight’ streamers.
 Here  a set of photographs that I spotted and I am using lens 70-300mm.







Friday, November 15, 2013

Travel Photo:View form a Plane Window.

If you’re a travel addict, this type of view is quite familiar to you. It yields both the excitement and joy that come with taking off to see some cool place and the sadness and melancholy of saying goodbye to a destination you’ve fallen in love with. Seeing the world form a window plane gives you some perspective on life, our times and each of our paths. In the end, if you look from far away, everything seems reduced to a bite-sized, easy to tackle challenge. Even traveling around the world! It’s just a big round ball of travel delights, our world, isn’t it? .I took this photo during my trip in Malaysia.





Here’s a quick set of tips for those of us lucky enough to be taking a trip in a plane and wanting to get the classic ‘out of the window shot’ that often is featured early in a travel photo album.
How to take a Photograph out of a Plane Window
this type of view is quite familiar to you
IfIf you’re a travel addict, this type of view is quite familiar to you. It yields both the excitement and joy that come with taking off to see some cool place and the sadness and melancholy of saying goodbye to a destination you’ve fallen in love with. Seeing the world form a window plane gives you some perspective on life, our times and each of our paths. In the end, if you look from far away, everything seems reduced to a bite-sized, easy to tackle challenge. Even traveling around the world! It’s just a big round ball of travel delights, our world, isn’t it? - See more at: http://traveltweaks.com/travel-photo-plane-window-35495/#sthash.iRwWcg4f.dpuf
If you’re a travel addict, this type of view is quite familiar to you. It yields both the excitement and joy that come with taking off to see some cool place and the sadness and melancholy of saying goodbye to a destination you’ve fallen in love with. Seeing the world form a window plane gives you some perspective on life, our times and each of our paths. In the end, if you look from far away, everything seems reduced to a bite-sized, easy to tackle challenge. Even traveling around the world! It’s just a big round ball of travel delights, our world, isn’t it? - See more at: http://traveltweaks.com/travel-photo-plane-window-35495/#sthash.iRwWcg4f.dpuf
If you’re a travel addict, this type of view is quite familiar to you. It yields both the excitement and joy that come with taking off to see some cool place and the sadness and melancholy of saying goodbye to a destination you’ve fallen in love with. Seeing the world form a window plane gives you some perspective on life, our times and each of our paths. In the end, if you look from far away, everything seems reduced to a bite-sized, easy to tackle challenge. Even traveling around the world! It’s just a big round ball of travel delights, our world, isn’t it? - See more at: http://traveltweaks.com/travel-photo-plane-window-35495/#sthash.iRwWcg4f.dpuf
If you’re a travel addict, this type of view is quite familiar to you. It yields both the excitement and joy that come with taking off to see some cool place and the sadness and melancholy of saying goodbye to a destination you’ve fallen in love with. Seeing the world form a window plane gives you some perspective on life, our times and each of our paths. In the end, if you look from far away, everything seems reduced to a bite-sized, easy to tackle challenge. Even traveling around the world! It’s just a big round ball of travel delights, our world, isn’t it? - See more at: http://traveltweaks.com/travel-photo-plane-window-35495/#sthash.iRwWcg4f.dpuf

Saturday, May 11, 2013

MATTA Fair 2013 in Kuching.

This morning I dropped by in Boulevard Shopping Mall in Kuching to see  what Matta Fair had to offer!  Today is actually the second day of the 3 days fair and there were some free gifts to be given away for those who made a booking for a vacation locally to West Malaysia or outside Malaysia.As usual, MATTA will offers various promotion, deals that can suit your holiday needs.  Remember to be there as early as you can to grab any of the limited offer.  Amongst others,  the participating company will  offer good deals for  air tickets including Malaysia Airline  travel package , hotels and many more.
Below are few photograph that I shoot @ MATTA fair in Boulverd in Kuching.
Photo by Awang Lumix LX3 Panasonic.
photo by Awang.
MASwings & Malaysia Airline Booth.
Photo by Awang a gateway to Casino Macau Street.
Photo by Awang,
 Most popular booth  due school holiday by end of May.
Photo by Awang.
Travel agency from Kalimantan Barat ,Indonesia.
Photo by Awang
This is a huge bi-yearly event that will eventually force people to used up all their year leave and run away from Malaysia for weeks because the offers, CHEAP!!! Well, compared to normal period, it is quite cheap. BUT, look out for the terms and conditions that comes with all air ticket and packages offer during promotion..
READ THE FINE PRINTS! Can’t find any… ASK! You don’t want to regret later..

Monday, April 22, 2013

Malindo Air "It's One Month Anniversary'.

Exceptional Flying Experience at unrivaled value. 50,000 esteemed travelers flown with us, and counting. How about you? say MALINDO AIR to-day.
Congratulations to Malindo Air...
Previously,the AirAsia known for it's lower price.few years back peoples make a comparison between AirAsia and Malaysia Airline (MAS) in fact,the comparison is not fair because this two airlines have different category.MAS for example is a full services airline that flies many large or wide bodied aircraft to a destination around the World where by Air Asia Airline is a budget no frill airline that is manly a regional carrier in South east Asia that flies only medium size aircraft e.g AirBus 320 and Boeing737.
With the introduction of new airline 'Malindo Air' the people now started to compare between this two in fact many says Malindo Air posing threats to both MAS and AirAsia and even Fireflys Airline (MAS sister company).The emergence of the new hybrid airline, the first of its kind, named Malindo Air, in Malaysia may pose threats not only to Malaysia Airlines but also to AirAsia. Malindo offers full service with its brand new B737-900ER complete with IFE and WiFi onboard, surprisingly at a cost lower than AirAsia, something that most of us, the paying passengers are looking forward too.
But the question is, how long can this business model sustain in the long run, while we know for sure that the airline industry is the most sensitive and most affected during vicious cycle of economic downturn, pandemic and force majeure. While common perception may thought it is not sustainable, the costs of these “Passenger Experience” may not be substancial as many would have thought it could be. There are many other primary costs of airline operations, whether direct or indirect which through attentive productivity and efficiency may well contributed to great cost reductions. This is however, remain a question until it can be truly and practically proven that these cost reductions are able to compensate the costs of the “Passenger Experience”.



Friday, April 12, 2013

Jungle Tracking or Jungle Trekking.

Jungle trekking in Sarawak also more commonly known as tracking; is a Scouting activity which involves following a trail laid by others.
 Photo by David Red  Bamboo bridge in Semban Village.   Photo Credit to Mr David Red.
You can read more about my jungle trekking to Semban Village .

Trip to Semban Village

photo by Awang
 Get away from the concrete jungle and take some time off to explore the lush tropical rainforest of Kuching. Discover nature at its best. Fly to Kuching from RM78 and enjoy additional service at no additional charge when you fly Malindo air. Book now at www.malindoair.com

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Malindo Air Media & Blogger Trip to Kuching.

As a freelance man and full time blogger, I wanted to write about  article and stories that make me happy.I come across this MALINDO AIR  & interested to part of the team.After submitted my blogname & URL to the Admin and  I just  hoping luck  on my side.
On the 2nd April ,2013 I have an e-mail from Malindo Air Marketing Dept Kucla Lumpur.But i don't know is this part of the brand ambassador program.Thank You very much to Malindo Air for inviting me as per copy of e-mail above.Unfortunately I could not join the team due to time constrain.Anyway, let us see what the good news of this official flight of Malindo Air to Kuching.  The Borneo Post  & The Malindo Air Product Briefing which was attended by key tourism industry players HERE .
Photo credit to Azuanzahdi.com blogger who love to fly,Traveling & Photographing and you read his blog Malindo Air: Flying from KL to Kota Kinabalu – A “Not Just Low Cost” Experience  & also from MR NAIM. or perhaps you can view this blog from one of the blogger who was invited for official flight & hosted by Sarawak Tourism Board during the tour in Kuching City. SHAKIDDO.COM

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Budget or Low Cost Airline On Tourism Boom,

Kuching International Airport photo by Awang.
The popularity of budget airlines has highlighted the tre­mendous growth potential of the travel and tourism industry, not just in Malaysia but in the entire Asian region as well. Travel is no longer the preserve of the rich and elite.Travel and tourism is Malaysia’s seventh largest industry and is expec­ted to grow further after receiving a 42 per cent increase in allocation to RM358 million under Budget 2013. On top of that, tax breaks and sustained promotional campaigns are set to push the Malaysian tourism industry further into the international limelight.
The Tourist in Kuching Sarawak photo by Awang.
 Talking about low cost air fare MALINDO AIR has been the talk of the town since its started flying to Kuching on 24th March,2013. Malindo Air is a joint venture by Jakarta, Indonesia-based Lion Air and Malaysia’s National Aerospace and Defence Industries. Many questions have been posed on whether Malindo Air will be credible enough to fly with. In fact, as in new services, consumers are very much shadowed with uncertainty. Is it true you do not have to pay for 15 kilos baggage allowance for economy class? Is it true meal will be provided? How cheap the flight fares would be? Those are among the never-ending questions posed.We are very much hoping Malindo Air scheduled flights to Kuching would help boost tourism in Sarawak.I would say YES!!! any increase in flight frequency is always good. At the very least, domestic tourism will improve.” Malindo's has promised more domestic destinations, including Miri, Bintulu, Sibu and Sandakan but no start dates have been made publicly available.