The duty-free resort island promotion Visit Malaysia Year 2020 will be boosted by three special chartered flights on the Kompas Tour from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Langkawi.
The 7hour special charted flight on Saturday arrived at the Langkawi International Airport at 10:30 am on a Boeing 757-200 Sunday airline with 235 passengers on board.
Tourism Malaysia Director-General Datuk Musa Yusof said the initiative would increase the number of Kazakhstan tourists in Malaysia by 33,6 percent over the same period last year, with 13,912 as of September 2019.
"Compass Tour is a collaboration between the Malaysian Airports Tourism Tourism Agency (MAHB), Malaysian Airports Holdings Berhad (LADA), Langkawi Development Authority (M) and the Sdn Bhd Embassy and Kompas Tour, which is one of the leading Central Asian tourist agencies.
The next flight will be Jan 4 and 12.e combined three flights would carry 705 passengers. We hope to receive Almaty-Langkawi in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, and that subsequently chartered special flights will proceed in particular towards that island, "he said.
Musa clarified that Kazakhstan-Langkawi airports will carry visitors not only from Kazakhstan but from Central Asian cities, including Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, as well.
"Our promotion in Kazakhstan is to draw not only tourists in Kazakhstan but also its close neighbors, as tourists from Central Asia to Malaysia expand from year to year. The people of Central Asia have the opportunity to visit abroad so that we can introduce them to this country, "he said.
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