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XPRESS AIR FLIES INTO MALACCA

                 


       Indonesian hybrid airline,
       XPress Air aims to attract
       1,500 passengers for the return
       flight from Melaka to Pekan
       Baru within three to six months.

       Commercial Director
        Poernomo said
        it was the second international
        route for the airline after
        Launching the Pontianak, Indonesia
        to Kuching Sarawak sector in 2014.

       ” This follows the success of
       the two-way flights between
       Pontianak and Kuching,” he told
       reporters after the maiden flight from
       Pekan Baru arrived at the
       Melaka International Airport here.

       The flight had 26 passengers on board
       and was greeted by the State
       Transport,Project, Rehabilitation and
       International Trade Committee
       Chairman,Datuk Lim Ban Hong on
       arrival at 3.10 pm.

       Swadono said Xpress Air will initially
       Operate the flight using a Dornier 328
       which can carry 32 passengers
       Withfour weekly flights on Tuesday,
       Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 4.25
       pm.

       The airline will consider using
       a Boeing 737-300 which can fly
       120 passengers if the response was
       good. 

Article source: http://tourism-melaka.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

CAN MELAKA SUSTAIN 20 MILLION VISITORS?

A thought just occurred to me recently.

In 2008, just before Melaka was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO, Melaka received 7.2 Million visitors to our City. In 2009, it jumped to 8.9 Million while 2010 we registered 10 Million. In 2011, the figures showed that Melaka received 11 Million visitors.

Though local Malaysians visited Melaka over the years, foreign visitors have also come to visit us in rising numbers. Most visits are over the weekend where Singaporeans make up the most visitors. Other visitors include Chinese, Indonesians, Thais, Indians, Australians and others.

There is a drop in visitors from Sundays to Thursdays and also hotel rooms are plentiful available during this period except over the weekends.

This means we should have activities to entice visitors to come to Melaka during normal days eg. for conventions, business courses, meetings and other artistic and cultural activities. We cannot just rely on weekend visitors.

In 2011, we received 11 million visitors. If we target 1 million extra visitors for each year from 2012 onwards, we can receive 20 million visitors by 2020!!!

A lot of marketing and concerted effort by all must be done if we were to reach this magical figure.

We need to look into the congestion problems eg. car parking within the historical zones, tram system to allow car parks in zones outside the historical city, hotel rooms for our guests ( both luxurious and budget ), cleanliness, entertainment, services and many other aspects to make our guests fill comfortable during their stay here.

New modes to entice visitors to Melaka must also be done eg. cruise liners, chartered flights to our new Melaka International airport, High Speed train system from Singapore or Bangkok, chartered buses, taxis, private cars etc. Getting into and out of Melaka must be done seamlessly and with ease.

We have to make our expansion sustainable and as green as possible so that more and more visitors will enjoy their stay in Melaka.

Article source: http://tourism-melaka.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

Malaysia Air Festival 2011


 

The Department of Civil Aviation, Malaysia instituted Malaysia Air Festival in and with a Centennial Celebration of Aviation in Malaysia. The initial of that will take place in Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport, hosted by Subang Skypark in a month of Nov 2011. The subsequent end of Malaysia Air Festival is Melaka International Airport scheduled for Jun 2012. Unlike a EAA Airventure Oshkosh, hold during Oshkosh in Wisconsin that is dubbed a ‘World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration’ and carrying a worlds busiest airfield during their event, Malaysia Air Festival will pierce from plcae to plcae within Malaysia to foster General Aviation and move a attention closer to a people. Malaysia Air Festival intends to hoard a same suggestion as EAA Airventure Oshkosh over a years to come and make it an eventuality to be reckoned with in a Asian region.

This year some-more than fifty aircraft are approaching to take partial in this eventuality that will also have aerial activities among others, singular aircraft aerobatics display, a Malaysian Formation Aerobatics Team (Keris Sakti), Dog Fight Display and former chosen Paskal (Paratrooper) jumpers holding to a skies.

On a tarmac, visitors get adult tighten to some of a latest New Generation ubiquitous aviation aircraft such as Cirrus, PC12 by Pilatus, Cessna Grand Caravan, Diamond Aircraft, Cessnas, Piper Aircraft and more. Rotor Wing aircraft improved famous as S91 from Sikorsky, Robinson Helicopters, A accumulation of Eurocopter and Augusta Westland models.

The mini aviation expo positioned within a depot building will have within a booths on a passageway floor, a 100 Years of Aviation Pictorial Journey brought in by a New Straits Times Press repository centre. There will also be talks on aviation topics such as how to turn a pilot, aircraft engineer, atmosphere trade controller, aircraft technician or even a moody instructor. There will be engaging live demonstrations for children and adults comparison on a Subang Skypark party theatre found on a belligerent floor. For a fee, visitors can also suffer a uncover in a mini planetarium beside a information and ticketing counter.

For some-more information, greatfully visit: http://mavfest.com

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MELAKA AIR MAIDEN FLIGHT ON 11.11AM ON 11.11.11

A milestone for humble airfield
2011/11/10

After celebrating 500 years of Portuguese culture recently, Malacca is looking to create excitement on a new front tomorrow, at 11.11am, to be precise. JASON GERALD JOHN reports

11.11AM on 11-11 is the scheduled time and date of departure for Melaka Air’s maiden flight to Medan. The flight will depart for Medan via Penang from Melaka International Airport (MIA) where a RM131 million runway extension was completed last year.

Aligning numbers is just one component of a sound business strategy.

Around 70,000 foreigners seek medical treatment in Malacca annually, and the state economic planners are all for flying them into the state directly without having to go through Kuala Lumpur International Airport or the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal in Sepang, Selangor.

And the number is just 0.1 per cent of the seven million middle-class population in Sumatra, Indonesia.

“With the new Melaka International Airport, we hope more patients from Sumatra will come here,” said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam.

The airport was formerly known as Batu Berendam Airport.

Emphasising the Sumatra angle, four of the seven Melaka Air des – tinations are on the Indonesian island — Medan, Pekan Baru, Padang and Palembang.

The others are Penang and Kota Baru in Malaysia, and Hat Yai in Thailand.

Melaka Air is a joint-venture between Kuala Lumpur-based NN Flyers and the state-owned Melaka Foundation, with a paid-up capital of RM20 million.

The sole airline using the airport until now was Wings Air, which had been operating three weekly flights from Pekan Baru to Malacca since last year.

The airport handled 21,687 passengers last year. According to Wings Air representative Ridho Kosasih, around 80 per cent of the passengers travelling on his airline that year were Indonesians seeking medical treatment in the historical city.

Melaka Air will be using AT R – 7 2 turboprops, which are loaned from FireFly at a cost of US$190,000 (RM570,000).

Malacca, which is listed as a United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) World Heritage City, saw the arrival of 10.4 million tourists last year. This figure is expected to jump to 11 million by year-end.

Tunku’s historic arrival THE airport in Malacca is wellknown for receiving histor ic flights.

Fifty-five years ago, on Feb 20, 1956, the Merdeka Mission led by Tunku Abdul Rahman landed at Batu Berendam Airport (now renamed Melaka International Airport).

They had just arrived from London via Singapore, and a teeming crowd had gathered at Banda Hilir to listen to Tunku’s historic announcement.

Tunku, travelling from the airport in a Morris Minor, later announced that the Merdeka Agreement had been signed on Feb 8, 1956, and that the country would achieve independence on Aug 31, 1957, to shouts of Merdeka from the crowd.

Read more: A milestone for humble airfield http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/Amilestoneforhumbleairfield/Article#ixzz1dGqCZl00

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Mas New B737-800..

Mas New B737-800..

November 4, 2010
Malaysia

“We are proud to announce that we will be the first full service airline in the world to operate the B737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior,”

Said the people from Malaysian Airlines System. Read the News here. Do already on board the new Boeing yet?

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