Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Man-made chaos, but no man-made solution

On the morning of November 1, when my parents set off for Beijing Capital International Airport for a flight of less than three hours to Guangzhou, little did they know they were about to face more than 30 hours of hell.

Monday, 9 November, 2009, 12:00am

Usual share of Day 1 gremlins at Beijing's colossal Terminal 3

The world's biggest building, Terminal 3 at the Beijing Capital International Airport, opened for business yesterday with passengers arriving to some missing signs, dirty toilets and empty shops.

But passengers seemed mostly forgiving of the first-day glitches, expressing how impressed they were by the structure's scale and appearance.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

China Eastern dives as investors deem high valuation not justified

Shares of China Eastern Airlines Corp dropped 17.17 per cent yesterday, reflecting losses other mainland airlines had suffered since the carrier's shares were suspended from trading last week.

High fuel prices are set to dent airline profits in the fourth quarter and beyond.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

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Finer dining

6 May 2007 - 12:00am

Living in a box

Fancy a room for just US$3 plus taxes in a major Southeast Asian city? A no- frills hotel opened yesterday in Kuala Lumpur that its owners hope will make waves in budget accommodation across the region.

28 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

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Flying past

7 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Airline offers reward for 'inside saboteur'

In an unusual move to preserve safety and protect its reputation, national carrier Malaysian Airlines offered a M$100,000 ($205,000) reward to employees to unmask a 'traitor' within the ranks who has sabotaged four jets since October.

21 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Better service for travellers from the ground up

FOR YEARS, LEGIONS of Swiss-trained hoteliers could afford to dismiss airlines as glorified buses in the sky, serving barely edible food with smiles as plastic as the cutlery.

However, in the past five years, the leading carriers can rightfully point to huge leaps in the quality of business passenger pampering, with cocooned flatbeds and high-end entertainment systems.

19 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Check In

Adults only: If the thought of a resort filled with hyperactive children running amok makes

4 May 2004 - 12:00am

Airline barred disabled boy from boarding plane

A single mother yesterday claimed she and her young son were barred from boarding a Malaysian Airlines flight last month because of the boy's mental disability.

22 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Story of Kuala Lumpur airport offers valuable lesson

One oft-neglected, but cardinal rule, about airline economics is that airlines - the money-making ones anyway - usually tend to fly to where the traffic is.

New services are rarely developed on virgin routes without a proven track record of profitability for other airlines.

18 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Continental boosted by 40pc increase in US bookings

Updated at 4.48pm: Hong Kong travellers are slowly starting to regain confidence in air travel with a 40 per cent increase in passengers on Continental Airlines direct to New York, the airline said on Wednesday

21 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Singapore stopovers for just US$1

Singapore Airlines Stopover Splendour programme, valid for six months from September 1, offers their passengers a night's accommodation at selected superior class hotels in Singapore from just US$1. The offer includes discounted entry to a range of Singapore's popular tourist attractions.

Heat relief

24 Aug 2001 - 12:00am


Summer saver

Midway Airlines of the US has low fares in every market it serves in time for passengers to plan summer travel. Fares start as low as US$49 each way based on a round-trip buy. Specific fare rules and restrictions can be found at www.midwayair.com. Travellers can call their travel agent for reservations.

23 May 2001 - 12:00am

Malaysia struggles to lift air-hub image

What do Oslo, Dublin, Washington DC and Kuala Lumpur have in common? The answer is very little - apart that is from their standings in the global rankings on passenger flows at their international airports.

27 Apr 2001 - 12:00am