Friday, May 25, 2007

Air fare to Kuala Lumpur

The return air fare to Kuala Lumpur is SGD 420. I find this to be too expensive, compared to the air fare for other destinations in the region, eg Bangkok, Bali.

I hope that the fare between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur will come down soon, to reflect what is happening in other routes.

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I found from the Zuji website that Japan airlines offer a return air ticket for SGD 180 (excluding taxes). However, they only offer 1 flight daily. If I fly by this airline, I have to take the night flight and stay 1 night in Kuala Lumpur.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

If the "revenue pool" arrangment on the KUL-SIN route between Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Malaysia Airlines is still in effect, this could be the culprit.

Ivan Png wrote on Straits Times, Nov 23, 2005. that:
"Under this 'revenue pool', SIA must share 50% of all net revenue with Malaysia Airlines but bears all of its operating costs."

Such arrangment strips any incentive to lower the airfare. Interested readers might also want to check out the parliamentary debate report Nov 21, 2005 (page 12).

--anonymous coward

johnlim said...

$420 is indeed a lot for a short flight. Other alternative is perhaps to drive across the 2nd link to Senai JB airport and fly to KL on AirAsia, but you will have to stay overnight in KL to catch the next day morning flight back to JB Senai.

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