Sunday, October 28, 2018

Working on direct Srinagar-Kuala Lumpur air connectivity: Malaysian envoy

Srinagar: The Malaysian Government is interested in direct air connectivity between Kuala Lumpur and Srinagar and will take all measures to make it possible, Nor Azam Bin Muhammad Idries, the deputy high commissioner of Malaysia to India said here on Saturday. 
However, he hastened to add that necessary permission to start the direct flight lies with Indian authorities.
Azam, who was in Kashmir for his first ever visit and left Srinagar on Saturday after spending three days here said in an interview with Greater Kashmir that direct air connectivity between the two regions will boost tourist influx from South-East Asia to Kashmir and the Malaysian Government is working on it.
“More than 13,000 Malaysian tourists have visited Kashmir this year so far. After my visit I am quite upbeat to work harder on this direct flight so that tourist influx from Malaysia to the valley gets more impetus,” said Azam, who also took part in the Kashmir Autumn FAM Tour 2018 oraganised by the tourism department. 
Malaysia accounts for second highest foreign tourist arrivals to Kashmir after Thailand.
27/10/18 Saqib Malik/Greater Kashmir