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Thursday July 2, 2009

Singapore- Subang air link on again

PETALING JAYA: Flights between Subang and Singapore have resumed 11 years after the closure of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SAAS).

The inaugural Firefly flight from Singapore landed at the SkyPark Subang Terminal here at 10.30am yesterday. Flights between the two destinations ceased when SAAS Airport closed in 1998.

Firefly is operating three flights daily on the route, with another daily flight being introduced on July 12.

Firefly managing director Eddy Leong said Subang airport’s location, which is just half an hour from Kuala Lumpur was very convenient for businessmen and other travellers.

“Our new routes into Singapore further strengthens Firefly’s network, focusing on commuters for business and leisure.”

Meanwhile Jetstar Asia Airways Pte Ltd launched its inaugural direct flight between Singapore and Penang yesterday.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the current once daily flight would be increased to twice daily from October, bringing the number of flights between the two cities to 49 weekly.

“As of today, we have 42 Singapore-Penang flights weekly with 14 operated by Silk Air and seven each by Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Singapore Airlines and Jetstar.

“The Government has given the green light for carriers to increase the total flight frequency to 84 times weekly by next March,” Lim said at the Penang International Airport.

Jetstar head of flying operations Chan Choy Kee said Penang was the airline’s 17th destination from Singapore and fourth Malaysian city the airline was flying to.

“Jetstar also operates to Kuala Lumpur up to three times daily, Kuching once daily and Kota Kinabalu four times weekly from Singapore,” Chan said.

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