Persatuan Ejen Pelancongan dan Pengembaraan Malaysia berkata, tidak adil penumpang membayar RM73 bagi lapangan terbang lain yang tidak dapat menandingi kemudahan di KLIA.
Airlines will still turn a profit this year, but there is no easy money to be made says IATA general.
IATA plans to organise a summit with airlines, regulators and Boeing in 5 to 7 weeks to discuss what is needed for the 737 MAX to return to service.
The International Air Transport Association says the levy will also decrease the aviation sector’s GDP contribution by up to RM1.7 billion and see the loss of 5,300 jobs.
The November 2018 international passenger demand increased to 6.6% compared with the same period a year earlier, up from 6.2% in all regions led by carriers in Europe.
Moments after becoming chairman of the International Air Transport Association’s board of governors, one of the world’s biggest boys’ clubs, Al Baker did little to suggest things will change.
IATA said that airports and air traffic control systems were not adequately accounting for the annual increase in air passengers.
Jetstar sees its fares rising by 15-20% with Singapore airport Changi's move.
It says klia2 was built with different facilities to meet a different market segment than KLIA.
Two international aviation associations say international passenger traffic will drop if Malaysia were to impose new passenger charges to recover the cost of a new border management system.
The trade association for the world’s airlines says the charge could adversely affect Malaysia’s travel industry and impact GDP by RM1.53 billion.
The rising demand for cockpit crew is linked to a wave of retirements of baby boomers and the growth of air traffic, which the International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects to nearly double to 7.8 billion passengers in 2036.
Getting a response out within 15 minutes worked well for Malaysia Airlines in mid-air crisis on flight MH128 from Melbourne to KL on May 31, says CEO Peter Bellew.
Malindo CEO Chandran Rama Muthy becomes major shareholder following the decision of the local Bumiputera firm to reduce its equity to 5% from 50.99%.