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German airports strike slashes 600 flights

More than half of 1,050 arranged for Duesseldorf, Cologne-Bonn and Stuttgart flights were blocked.

Drone detectors now deployable across UK

The UK government can now deploy drone detection systems nationwide.

No good will come out of AirAsia-MAHB feud

The government needs to resolve the issue of unequal PSC collections as there is a lot at stake.

AirAsia says PSC hike threatens tourism, as spat continues with MAHB

The airline remains defiant despite being sued by the airport authority for failing to pay millions of ringgit in passenger tax.

New departure levy could cost tourism RM1.8 billion, says think tank

IDEAS says the new levy of RM20 for those flying to Asean countries and RM40 for other international destinations will affect Malaysia's 'competitive advantage'.

Departure levy will hurt Malaysia’s tourism industry, says expert

Malaysia may see two million fewer tourists if this levy, ranging from RM20 to RM40, is imposed.

There’s the airport in Penang, do we need more, expert asks

Roger Teoh is not convinced that the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia needs more airports.

PKR rep: Rush to build airports by northern states cause for...

Bukit Tambun assemblyman Goh Choon Aik says since it costs a lot of money, this matter should be collectively decided.

Malaysia Airports to ensure widest connectivity, comfort, says acting head

Acting chief executive speaks on the future of the industry, his vision for the company, and the challenges, including the government's plans to have private investors lead the way in the development of airports.

MAHB tells why Malaysia’s current airport model ensures connectivity

Construction of new airports catering to budget airlines could affect connectivity to smaller airports.

Transparency key to getting private sector to develop airports , says...

Airports Council International director-general Angela Gittens says many in private sector keen on developing airports as they can get returns on their investments.

Merdeka parade to affect nearly 500 flights at KLIA, klia2

This is to accommodate aerobatic performance and rehearsals by the air force for one-hour from 9.30am for five days until Aug 31.

These airports have the speediest free Wi-Fi

The data are from tests conducted on Speedtest.net from January-April 2018 by computers logged onto the airports’ Wi-Fi network.

Global airports face capacity crisis amid passenger boom, IATA says

IATA said that airports and air traffic control systems were not adequately accounting for the annual increase in air passengers.

US travellers to be asked to separate food from carry-on bags

In a tightening of security inspections, the TSA now requires travellers to separate their food from the rest of their carry-on luggage.

Mavcom resolves 99.7% of airline complaints

Consumer report by Malaysian Aviation Commission shows this was despite 23% increase in complaints between July and December last year.

Now Singapore’s turn to say sorry for ‘Marry Christmas’

The Christmas greeting with wrong spelling appeared at an MRT station along the Downtown Line in republic.

Battle must never stop so everyone can fly, says Fernandes

AirAsia group CEO Tony Fernandes shares email from customer which he says justifies his efforts to make flights cheap for the average person.

Increasing airport tax removes incentive for foreigners to use klia2

This will result in fewer visitors to Malaysia.

Tony Pua’s remarks on PSC hike a blatant lie, says See-To

He says Malaysia Airports is financially strong and doesn't need 'bailout' through PSC hike for international non-Asean travel at klia2.

Firefly: Malaysia should have different categories for airports

Its CEO Ignatius Ong says this should be implemented until a price differentiation mechanism is ready.

Passenger services charges fully equalised from Jan 1

Beginning next year, passenger service charges from klia2 to non-Asean international destinations will increase from RM50 to RM73.

Malaysia Airports to introduce airside transfer at KLIA, klia2

It is aimed at those passengers changing aircraft or in transit for more than an hour.

4PAM wants explanation on move to hike passenger service charge

The Public Transport Users Association says airports are not providing equal services, and notes that prices of goods and services at airports are too high.