With the arrival of V Air in 2015 in the sector of Low Cost Airlines in Taiwan, a war on discount flights started against Tigerair. They both offer 500 NT$ flights to Thailand, Singapore or Macau. A new actor is on its way: Malaysia Airlines enters the battle for cheap flights. Indeed, after the 2 plane disappearances (1 in Ukraine and 1 we still don’t know where), the Malaysian company was looking for new ideas to get back the confidence of customers. Low-cost is the solution.
V Air and Tigerair can be worried about this new competitor. Peanuts Daily interviewed Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, Malaysia Airlines CEO:
500 NT$ is not low cost, this is fair cost. We are going to revolutionize LCC airlines. First of all, we plan to be the first airline company with stand-up seats. We will for example sell Kuala Lumpur-Taipei stand-up seats for 30 NT$.
We could not believe the price he told us and we asked more details about it:
We will be a real low cost company. We will use second-hand airplanes, pilot trainees instead of pilots, expired food will be served, the fuel will be seaweed oil instead of kerosene, life jackets and oxygen masks will be optional… We have many ideas to reduce costs but I don’t want to divulge them all yet. 1 option will be expensive though: the insurance. If you want to be insured in case of a flight accident, the insurance will cost you 1 million NT$ because as you already know we have a low Arrived-to-Destination ratio.
Peanuts Daily advises you to get interested in Malaysia Airlines low cost company. Maybe go to the temple before flying.
Author: Mr. Theranney, Medhi.