Thursday, March 23, 2017

Malaysia Airlines eyes cooperation to tap Indian market

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) anticipates more cooperation with Indian airline companies to increase the volume of tourists from India to Malaysia.
Its CEO Peter Bellew said the airline had flights between Malaysia and five Indian cities – Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai.
“All our existing permissions to the main cities in India are currently filled but we look forward to future cooperation with Indian carriers to ensure additional tourists to Malaysia,” he said in a statement.
“The recent equalisation of passenger service charges for Asean customers had led to a 15% increase in customers on those routes.”
“We look forward to the further equalisation on Indian and other international routes which will assist the 51 airlines at KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) operate on an equal basis with the carriers at KLIA2 (Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2).”
Bellew said MAS was grateful for the continued assistance by Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz and Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai in helping all airlines in Malaysia gain additional seat rights to operate in India.
22/03/17 Free Malaysia Today