AirAsia Bhd will be introducing more domestic and international destinations
from the Melaka International Airport by October this year. (File pix)
MELAKA: AirAsia Bhd will be introducing more domestic and international destinations for from the Melaka International Airport by October this year.
State Transport, Project Rehabilitation and International Trade committee chairman Datuk Lim Ban Hong said the international destinations include Jakarta in Indonesia, and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam.
"We will see the expansion of domestic flights to provide better transportation alternatives for the locals here by having flights to Kota Baru, Kota Kinabalu and Langkawi," he said.
Lim said this was the result of a successful meeting between AirAsia's chief executive officer Aireen Omar and Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron on Monday.
"We believe that the expansion of flight destinations can be achieved in three months' time, beginning with Jakarta and other Southeast Asia destinations.
"This is a good indication. AirAsia sees our potential with Vietnamese listed as among the top five tourists in Melaka," he said.
Presently, Melaka has direct flight destinations to Pekanbaru, Penang and Guangzhou via xpressair, Malindo Air and China Southern Airlines.