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(From Business Times (Malaysia))
Byline: Kang Siew Li
AIRASIA'S fresh attempt to secure landing rights in Singapore has fuelled speculation that an open skies pact between Malaysia and Singapore could happen. Who will benefit from such a deal and should the authorities agree to it? KANG SIEW LI talks to three industry officials.
Airline passengers and Singapore's aviation industry are likely to emerge as the biggest winners and Malaysia Airlines (MAS) the biggest loser if Malaysia and Singapore were to sign an "open skies" agreement.
An open skies agreement give airlines in the nations unlimited rights to fly between each other's borders.
As budget airline AirAsia Bhd prepares to make a fresh attempt to secure landing rights in Singapore, …