Overview of Malaysia Aviation Industry

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An overview of Malaysia aviation industry

The aviation industry is a large and growing industry. In the past few years, the air travelling has been improving and growing by 6 % for a year. They listed airlines more than 1 billion passenger or traveller in 2008. The aviation industry needs or involves the large capital requirement for the aircraft, close keep an eye on for the rules and regulations of the government, competition from other tourist transport and for the high level of expertise to operate and manage.

In the Malaysian aviation industry, the airlines divided or separated in to two:
1). Passenger Airlines
2). Cargo Airlines

The passenger airlines are Air Asia, Malaysia Airline System Berhad (MAS), Firefly, and Loyang -
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* 1928: Alor Setar, Kedah, becomes the hub of aviation activities in Malaya as KLM carries out fortnightly services. * 1929: Aviation comes to Kuala Lumpur with the inaugural meeting of the Malayan Aeroplane Club held in the Malay States Volunteer Reserve Mess. * 1930: Commercial aviation begins in Malaya with the services of Imperial Airways and its “flying boat” operations in Penang. * 1938: War breaks out and all civil aviation aircraft are requisitioned by the government. * 1948: Kuala Lumpur Airport in Sungai Besi is expanded. * 1956: Kuala Lumpur Airport in Sungai Besi is upgraded to international airport status with the first flight to Europe taking off there. * 1965: Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Subang is officially opened by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Syed Putra ibni al-Mar hum Syed Hassan Jamalullail. * 1972: Malaysian Airlines System takes to the skies. * 1992: Malaysia Airports Berhad is formed. * 1998: Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang is officially opened by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Ja’afar ibni al-Mar hum Tuanku Abdul Rahman. * 2001: Air Asia is bought by Tune Air Sdn Berhad for RM1. * 2006: The LCCT-KLIA terminal opens to cater to low-cost carriers. * 2007: Air Asia X, which provides high-frequency long-haul flights, begins operations.

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