Malaysia Airlines received government authority to increase its revised domestic network by three cities--Kuching, Tawau and Sandakan--and to price tickets on the routes as it chooses. The government is instituting a new aviation policy effective Aug. 1 that includes LCC AirAsia taking over 99 routes previously operated by MAS (ATWOnline, March 29). The policy as previously announced had limited MAS to just 19 domestic destinations and mandated a "floor price" that prevented it from offering ...

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