LANGKAWI: The Langkawi International Airport managementwants the authorities to allow more chartered flights to the legendary resort island to increase foreign tourist arrivals.Its manager, Abdul Halim Othman, said they were collaborating with theLangkawi Development Authority (Lada) to rope in more airline companies toinitiate direct flights or chartered flights to Langkawi.
Among the companies currently providing chartered flights to the island areFinnair of Finland and Scat Air of Kazakhstan, he told Bernama here today.
Apart from that, there are 21 scheduled flights provided by MalaysiaAirlines, AirAsia, Firefly and Berjaya Air, and Silk Air from Singapore, hesaid.
On the number of arrivals, he said there were 1.42 million last yearcompared to 1.3 million in 2010. -- BERNAMA