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Bigjoe
23-11-2005, 11:38 AM
http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/11/23/business/12672456&sec=business

It really goads me when journalist gets the picture wrong and you wonder if its on purpose or its just dumb.

The real reason why this will not happen is that Singapore is looking for an open skies agreement meaning that it want to have open sky to all of Malaysia and kill off MAS. It cannot compete with just the budget airline especially only on a single route and the only way they can survive is being a premium legacy airlne for all cities in Malaysia which means MAS would be dead.

Teeque
23-11-2005, 06:26 PM
Bigjoe,

Me thinks the AFTA is pressuring both gomens but as usual, our gomen needs time - like until 2020 maybe?

layman
23-11-2005, 06:59 PM
if indeed the open skies policies is given the green light

the 2 national airlines will be 'sidelined'

it will be AA vs Tiger Vs jetstar vs silkair

who do u think will emerge as the winner?

orchipalar
23-11-2005, 07:13 PM
if indeed the open skies policies is given the green light

the 2 national airlines will be 'sidelined'

it will be AA vs Tiger Vs jetstar vs silkair

who do u think will emerge as the winner?
Err...most likely...the passengers lor

isarahim
23-11-2005, 08:36 PM
It cannot compete with just the budget airline especially only on a single route and the only way they can survive is being a premium legacy airlne for all cities in Malaysia which means MAS would be dead.

On the contrary, I think this would be good for MAS. Competition is exactly what it needs. It will hurt initially, but the competition will put some reality into how it is managed; the ownership impediment will be addressed; the management team will work under real-life and not artificial/misdirected pressure and incentives; and in-turn these factors will bring life and passion into the sick body.

The competitive market pressure and private control with Khazanah as minority shareholder will transform MAS from a national disgrace to something to be proud of.

Furthermore, MAS will be forced out of the current conflict-of-interest situation where it runs both the airline and almost all subcontractors (e.g. airports, airport services, airplane maintenance...). MAB and MAS should never have been allowed to be the same company. MAS Kargo should also be sold out for whatever value left in it.

GreenBug
23-11-2005, 10:41 PM
Open Skies policy between the 2 countries would be good for every airlines...

Good for tourism volume.....

Good for hotel occupancies....

Good for passengers.....

Good for the food and beverage outlets....

Good for the trishaws and cabs.....

Good for competition.... survival of the fittest

Good for Tony Fernandez....

Lets have Open Skies policy tomorrow! :D

orchipalar
23-11-2005, 10:43 PM
Open Skies policy between the 2 countries would be good for every airlines...

Good for tourism volume.....

Good for hotel occupancies....

Good for passengers.....

Good for the food and beverage outlets....

Good for the trishaws and cabs.....

Good for competition.... survival of the fittest

Good for Tony Fernandez....

Lets have Open Skies policy tomorrow! :D
Err...last but not least...Good for RSAF...?

Err...then again...good for Subang folks...REOPEN Subang Airport LCC Hub...:p

Hehe...PCYeoh:) would hate Orchi for that... :D