Malacca airport seeks flights to Guangzhou and Ho Chi Minh City
Thursday, 2 July 2015
MALACCA: Malacca International Airport (LTAM) is discussing with the airline companies to use the airport to fly to Guangzhou, China and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
State Transport and Project Rehabilitation Committee chairman Datuk Lim Ban Hong, said LTAM was also eyeing Medan, Palembang and Surabaya in Indonesia.
“So far the discussions are positive,” he told a media briefing here yesterday.
Currently, Malindo Air flies from LTAM to Kota Baru, Penang and Pekan Baru, Indonesia.
Lim said that LTAM recorded 24,616 passenger departures and 28,275 arrivals since the commencement of Malindo Air’s operations on Nov 5, 2014 until May 15 this year.
Lim said that the state government planned to launch flights to various Unesco sites.
He said among them were ngkor Wat in Cambodia, Borobudur in Indonesia and Luang Prabang in Laos.
He said that the proposal was also in line with Malaysia taking over chairmanship of Asean.
In addition to this, Lim said that Malacca, an Unesco heritage site, was working to promote ties with other sites.
“This will allow tourists to LTAM as the gateway to other Unesco heritage sites in other Asean member countries,” he said. – Bernama