The Melaka government intends to implement direct flights at Melaka International Airport (LTAM), from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah to Melaka and Melaka to Penang to promote the State's tourism sector.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali said that, through a meeting with Sdn Bhd LTAM Manager, Mohamad Nazri Khalib, Malaysia Airports Airports, and Firefly Sales Division Head Muizzuddin Mahmud, the proposed proposal was submitted to low-cost carrier Firefly at Seri Negeri.
“The meeting is significant in the state government’s effort in attracting Firefly to expand its flights to Melaka. Among the routes discussed are Kota Kinabalu-Melaka and Melaka-Penang.
“I believe this meeting will be followed by more thorough discussions and is hoped to boost LTAM’s flight sector and the state's tourism sector,” he said in a Facebook posting.
The media had earlier stated that the operations of LTAM in Batu Berendam had to be stopped until next year after the present COVID-19 situation and that the Melaka-Penang route operated by Malindo Air was supposed to continue.
The state government has also been discussing whether or not to continue its operations at LTAM following the withdrawal of the low-cost carrier earlier this year.
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