New Indonesian airline flying into Malacca from Friday
MALACCA, 27 April 2016:
Indonesian airline Xpress Air is expected to offer two-way flights from Melaka to Pekan Baru, Indonesia from Melaka International Airport (LTAM) starting this Friday.
Dornier 328 aircraft
State Transport, Project Rehabilitation and International Trade Committee Chairman Datuk Lim Ban Hong said Xpress Air would also make transit stops at three destinations – Palembang, Lampung and Tanjung Pinang, Indonesia.
For a start, he said Xpress Air would operate using the Dornier 328 aircraft, which can accommodate 32 passengers at any one time, and offer four weekly flights on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
“We are proud of this cooperation, considering that all the destinations are our source markets for tourists, who frequently use the hospitality services in Malacca.
“Xpress Air operations are expected to increase tourist arrivals mainly from Indonesia and hospitality tourism revenue for the state.”
Lim said the airline is expected to deploy Boeing aircraft for its operations if the response from passengers was good.
Xpress Air is in the midst of expanding its flight destinations in Malaysia and Malacca would become the hub for connecting flights to other destinations, he added.
About 20,000 tourists were recorded to have used flight services at LTAM in the first three months of this year.
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