Wednesday, September 27, 2017

More flight routes to Indian cities from Malaysia

The Malaysian Government is working with India’s Civil Aviation Minister and the authorities in the country to discuss more flight routes into the cities there, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Liow said Malaysia’s good bilateral relationship with India would help boost the local tourism market.

“We are happy that we’ve got over 2,000 additional seats earlier, and now, we’re asking for an extra 40,000 seats or more,” he added.

He was speaking to reporters after witnessing the presentation of the Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification to KLIA2 at the terminal here yesterday.

In his speech earlier, Liow said he had asked the Prime Minister to negotiate with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in opening up more routes.

“The Asean region is growing and we are growing bigger.

“Malaysia Airlines (MAS) would like to turn KL International Airport into a hub for Asean. AirAsia is also making a lot of efforts to penetrate more Indian and Chinese markets.
27/09/17 The Star