9 responses

  1. Dr. Arthur P.Y.Mah
    June 4, 2010

    Hi Asmaliana,
    It has been awhile since I last wrote re Melaka’s spanking new international airport. It is really pathetic that after all the fanfare and ho-ha about its inauguration, the place is still grossly under-utilised… a case of ” all dressed with nowhere to go ” !!
    It seems that the two budget airlines of Malaysia viz: Firefly and Air Asia really have not the slightest intention of landing in Melaka especially the latter. They seem to be always revelling in their “tarik harga” tactics. If they are not interested, let others have the right to fly in. There is no shortage of low cost operators in the region e.g. Tiger Air, Jetstar, Lion Air, Kingfisher (India), Bangkok Air etc. Has our CM approached these airlines ?
    Given that those carriers are keen to come to MIA, does our airport possess those basic facilities like refuelling, maintainence and capable ground staff worthy of an international airport ? We must be more than ready if we want to break into the international arena…no point doing a half-past six job.
    Our CM did come up lately with the idea of Melaka’s own airline. Guess it will be a rather costly start up but then if it is managed well (like importing expertise from Singapore Airlines),tranparently and rigidly, why not ? The airline can start small to test the waters with leased aircraft(s). Some time ago if I am not mistaken, I got wind of a group of people who was keen to do just that but nothing materialised for “unknown” reasons later on. Anyway, I see no reason why Melaka cannot succeed if smaller places like Macau (population 550,000), Maurutius, Fiji or Solomon Islands can sustain their own airlines.
    Whatever, I still feel MELAKA BOLEH (and hope we are not flogging a dead horse ) !!

  2. Tania
    June 8, 2010

    Agreed with the above post by Dr. Arthur P.Y.Mah. If the big guys don’t come in, provide opportunities to the smaller airlines. At the end of the day, dollar and cents will only make sense! If this (http://www.theborneopost.com/?p=27994) transpires, I would be one very, very happy Sabahan working in Melaka.

  3. Mohamed Ismail
    October 20, 2010

    To setup an airline is costly and risky. I recommend that instead of setting up an airline, the state govt. form a consortium among major tourist operator in Melaka and work with Malaysian airline or Firefly to operate flights into and out of Melaka to local destination first. For example, Penang, Kuching and KK. International routes should be Spore. I was in Spore 3 months ago and I heard complaint from young Sporean about no direct flight to Melaka. This people have to take bus and this is not convenient for them. Let them fly in and rent out car while there are in Melaka. The spin off business opportunity that the state could get from such venture is endless. Sell tourist packages tourist. Set counters at the airport selling various packages to arrival tourist. Sell them in the net.
    Work with the airlines and sell Melaka to the world.

    rgds
    Ismail
    P.S: I already suggested to Firefly MD to work out the Peranakan Heritage route linking Spore-Melaka-Penang.

  4. Dr. Rafiuddin
    October 24, 2010

    Assalam… Mohon jasa baik pengurusan airport Melaka supaya memberikan maklumat kepada saya mengenai nombor telepon pejabat atau henpon wings air di Melaka. Kerjasama Pihat Tuan diucapkan terima kasih banyal.

  5. norazmi
    May 23, 2011

    Assalamualaikum…saya berbangga melaka sudah dapat sebuah lapangan terbang antarabangsanya sendiri.apa yang menyedihkan sedikit ialah ianya tidak begitu terkenal malah ianya seperti sebuah lapangan terbang kampung sahaja..jesteru itu pihak pengurusan lapangan terbang dengan kerjasama kerjaan negeri melaka perlu meluaskan lagi usaha untuk memajukan lapanganterbang ini..saya mencadangkan beberapa perkara 1. kerajaan melaka melalui agensinya bekerja sama dengan kerajaan indonesia menjadikan melaka sebagai destenasi persinggahan utama.maksudnya semua penerbangan ke idonesia mesti melalui melaka contohnya ke sulawesi,kepulauan jawa dan lain2 lagi. 2. membuat promosi di negeri2 di sabah sarawak atau brunei dengan mengadakan penerbangan seminggu 2 / 3 kali khas untuk pelancongan sebelum menjadikan melaka sebagai destenasi persinggahan seterusnya..kerana lapangan terbang ini tidak sesibuk lapanganterbang canggi atau klcc.
    3. melalui agensi pelancongan juga mesti kerap mengadakan penerbangan dari luar terus ke melaka…semuanya memerlukan kerja keras dan menyakinkan pihak syarikat penerbangan bahawa melaka sesuai untuk mereka lawati..dari brunei 1/2 x seminggu, sabah / sarawak 3/4 x seminggu, indonesia serata pelusuk 3/4 seminggu atau mengikut keperluan masing2 dan cuba jadikan lapangan terbang ini sebagai tempat menurunkan bagasi2 untuk diagihkan ke serata pelusuk dunia..sekian terima kasih.

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  8. Suhaimi
    August 13, 2015

    Thank you for your kind support and feedback. As new management for Melaka Airport, we will do our level best as well as continue good relationship with state government and State Tourism to ensure Melaka Airport will be success from time to time

    Just to update, as for now we have 3 flight a day operated by Malindo Air

    1. Kota Bharu-Melaka-Kota bharu
    2. Penang-Melaka-Pekan Baru (Indonesia)
    3. Pekan Baru-Melaka-Penang

    We hope will get continuous support from all . I will update from time to time trough this channel about Melaka Airport

    any comment/feedback also can channel to
    suhaimisani@malaysiaairports.com.my
    0196663142

    Thank you

    • asmaliana
      August 14, 2015

      Dear Hj. Suhaimi,

      Thank you for your updates and hope to hear more flight coming to Melaka International Airport.
      Thank you for your support!!

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