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mac777
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@kuching airport

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air asia does not use boarding bridges in kuching.
once on the tarmac no clear indication of where to go- so just follow the 'flow' to the pier of the boarding bridge to climb a stairs to the terminal.
briefly stopped to watch the pushback of this mas b737-800

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20121130_090330 by acadersa, on Flickr
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20121130_090410 by acadersa, on Flickr
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mac777
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Re: @kuching airport

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return flight was scheduled for early afternoon.however only after reaching the airport that i got to know that the flight was delayed by 2hrs.and as we were already ahead of schedule and no lugguage to drop and online check-in with boarding passes already printed out, there was plenty of time to spend in the coffee shop in the departure waiting area= plenty of time to capture some pics.
all the passenger traffic is by narrow body a320 for air asia and boeing 737 for malaysian airlines. the only widebody that i saw was a malaysian airlines cargo a330.
air asia now has about a dozen of fights from kuching to kuala lumpur and other flights to other cities in east malaysia.
these 2 b737 are still in the old livery.
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20121205_150520 by acadersa, on Flickr

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20121205_161524 by acadersa, on Flickr
airasia in bank rakyat blue livery.
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20121205_141253 by acadersa, on Flickr
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20121205_141346 by acadersa, on Flickr

mac777
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Re: @kuching airport

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adding some more pics taken by hand phone while waiting delayed flight

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20121205_160113 by acadersa, on Flickr

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20121205_151200 by acadersa, on Flickr

mas swings- a subsidary of malaysian airlines operate mostly atr72-500 in east malaysia( borneo). they also have a few twin otter.b737 are also used between big cities in east malaysia
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20121205_155759 by acadersa, on Flickr
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20121205_155633 by acadersa, on Flickr

is the front door for cargo?

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Re: @kuching airport

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nice set of pictures, embarking or disembarking through mobile stairs give good opportunity for photography :)
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mac777
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Re: @kuching airport

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thx.
flying from low cost carrier terminal kul to other cities does offer good chances for photography- although discreet phone pics.
in kul its all the same dozens of air asia but the layout allows a wonderful walk towards your plane.
but soon its going to be over once they shift to the new low cost terminal.
will soon post some pics from the same trip

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Re: @kuching airport

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by the time of my departure it already started to rain heavily.
and air asia does not use boarding bridges although they park next to it and in spite of the heavy borneo rain.
but they are well equipped.they provide large umbrellas for the passengers. some staff were drenched.
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IMG_2471 by acadersa, on Flickr

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air asia a320 @kuching by acadersa, on Flickr

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air asia a320 @kuching by acadersa, on Flickr
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air asia a320 @kch by acadersa, on Flickr
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20121205_173349 by acadersa, on Flickr
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air asia a320 @kch. by acadersa, on Flickr

once airborne
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IMG_2488 by acadersa, on Flickr
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a320 air asia over sarawak by acadersa, on Flickr