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BERJAYA Air Sdn Bhd added a new destination to its network last Friday, commencing four weekly flights from Subang to Langkawi and opening up yet another holiday destination for its customers.
At the launching ceremony of its scheduled flight service held at Langkawi International Airport, Berjaya Air director Datuk Azlan Meah Ahmad Meah said there has been rising demand for air transport services in the country.
“Malaysia recorded a 25% increase in tourist arrivals so far this year, and the increasing demand from tourists for air services prompted us to start the scheduled flights to the island.“This initiative is in line with government efforts to develop Langkawi, particularly the Langkawi Development Authority’s (Lada) efforts to actively develop tourism facilities in the island with the government allocation of RM420 million as announced in Budget 2012,” he added.
Berjaya Air will operate the ATR-72 on the new route.
Langkawi MP Datuk Paduka Abu Bakar Taib congratulated Berjaya Air for its achievement and said the flights would contribute to Langkawi’s development as a premier tourist destination.
Azlan Meah said the carrier’s unique selling point was that it did not only provide air services but also offered holiday packages to customers.
“Being under Berjaya Corp Bhd, we have many connections that help us create great local and international holiday packages for the entire family, and we are always open to working together with others in the tourism industry.”“With the budget allocation and effort of the state government and Lada, we see a long-term potential for Langkawi to become a ‘Geopark’ tourist destination, which will attract high tourist arrivals in the future,” he said.
Berjaya Air, a niche carrier operating out of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, also flies to Tioman, Redang, Pangkor and Koh Samui, Thailand.
It also offers direct flights from Singapore to Tioman and Redang.
AL :-Wow.. 4 weekly flight to Langkawi from Subang.. It means that easier for fellow tourist & travellers who wish to visit the island during weekends.. Applause the good move by Berjaya..
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