AirAsia to fly direct to Guangzhou, Jakarta from Melaka

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MELAKA: AirAsia will fly direct to Guangzhou, China and Jakarta, Indonesia from the Melaka international Airport (LTAM) at Batu Berendam here, says Chief Minister Idris Haron.

He said although the flights have been confirmed by the budget carrier, it has not been able to finalise the dates to begin services to the two destinations.

Idris added that the state government welcomed the initiative and was confident that with the new flights, Melaka would be able to attract more international tourists, including those from China and Indonesia, while boosting the state economy.

He was speaking after officiating the two-day state-level Youth Day celebration at Stadium Hang Jebat, Krubong here.

Idris’ comments were in response to a Facebook posting yesterday showing him with AirAsia Group chief executive Tony Fernandes and captioned, “AirAsia finally comes to Melaka”.

Fernandes had said LTAM could now become a real international airport with new routes between Guangzhou and Jakarta.