Emirates Flight Attendants Open Day: December 10th 2015

Emirates will be having an open day for flight attendant recruitments in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Event Details

  • Date: December 10th 2015
  • Time: 9am sharp
  • Venue: Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Company Background

They started with just two aircraft—a leased Boeing 737 and an Airbus 300 B4 on 25th October 1985. Emirates has evolved into a globally influential travel and tourism conglomerate known the world over for their commitment to the highest standards of quality in every aspect of our business.

With a fleet of more than 230 aircraft, they currently fly to over 140 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world. Over 1,500 Emirates flights depart Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents.

More information can be found here.

 

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klia2 Experience – October 14th 2014 [ Part 1 ]

I flew AirAsia to from Kuala Lumpur to Penang on Tuesday, October 14th 2014. The main purpose of the trip is to take a look at the newly-launched klia2 terminal and Penang International Airport which has been renovated recently.

Since it’s an early flight, I decided to come to the airport really early and spend half of my night there. I took the earliest bus available from KL Sentral, which is at 3 AM.

I took Skybus, the official shuttle bus for AirAsia. Other than KL Sentral, Skybus also offer service between 1 Utama and klia2, aimed for those who want to avoid KL traffic jam or just want to buy something at the shopping mall before boarding their aircraft.

klia2 Terminal, KL International Airport 2014-10-14 05.56.46
klia2 Terminal, KL International Airport 2014-10-14 05.56.46

It feels very much like an airport in a shopping mall rather than vice versa. There is A LOT of retail space available, making even one-day transit seems short for travelers.

klia2 Terminal, KL International Airport 2014-10-14 05.56.55
klia2 Terminal, KL International Airport 2014-10-14 05.56.55

Homegrown restaurant chain, Melur & Thyme will be operating in klia2 real soon.

 

klia2 Terminal, KL International Airport 2014-10-14 05.58.24
klia2 Terminal, KL International Airport 2014-10-14 05.58.24

For some unknown reasons, klia2 self check-in kiosks are there for months already but they have not been operating yet.

 

klia2 Terminal, KL International Airport 2014-10-14 05.58.44
klia2 Terminal, KL International Airport 2014-10-14 05.58.44

The food court is now operational and they offer a good array of Malaysian delicacies. Did I tell you it comes with an affordable price too?

There is also Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) on Level 2 and the server there is well-trained for tourists. Regardless whether I look Malaysian or not, they will greet and smile at me. There is quite a number of waitstaff in restaurants who only smile at you and treat you nice if you dress up real decent or look like tourists from Western countries.

 

klia2 Terminal, KL International Airport 2014-10-14 05.58.59
klia2 Terminal, KL International Airport 2014-10-14 05.58.59

Level 2M or 2 Mezzanine is dubbed as “relaxation zone with generous space to relax and unwind. Some overnight travelers even sleep here.

klia2 Terminal, KL International Airport 2014-10-14 05.59.07
klia2 Terminal, KL International Airport 2014-10-14 05.59.07
klia2 Terminal, KL International Airport 2014-10-14 05.59.50
klia2 Terminal, KL International Airport 2014-10-14 05.59.50

We can see most of the signages have estimated walking time displayed, enabling people who aren’t familiar with the airport to estimate their time walking to the gate. Being an airport with huge retail space, this will increase foot traffic into the shops.

 

klia2 Terminal, KL International Airport 2014-10-14 05.59.58
klia2 Terminal, KL International Airport 2014-10-14 05.59.58

One more minute to departures gate.

 

This is the end of Part 1, I will tell you more about klia2 in Part 2 soon.

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Airport Authority Hong Kong sets Record Profit

Hong Kong International Airport (Terminal 1) Internal view 2012-08-26
Hong Kong International Airport (Terminal 1) Internal view 2012-08-26

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK), a statutory body in charge of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) earned USD 725 million in profit for fiscal year ending March 31st 2013, according to a BERNAMA news article, citing China’s Xinhua News Agency as the source.

In terms of revenue, the increase is stands high at 8.1%. Passenger throughput, flight and cargo movements have also increased compared to the previous year. The revenue increase is said to be mostly contributed by the increased spending at retail concessions located throughout the airport.

Hong Kong International Airport provides comfortable seating areas as well as vast array of food choices available, catering different dietary needs and preferences. Besides, its toilets are also serviced frequently. Like Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), HKIA also provides free Wi-Fi at most areas.

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