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Published: Tuesday November 1, 2011 MYT 2:09:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday November 1, 2011 MYT 3:11:31 PM

Melaka Air to fly to Penang, Kota Baru

KUALA LUMPUR: Melaka Air will operate domestic services from Malacca to Penang and Kota Baru by year end, the Dewan Rakyat was told.

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said the flights, operated with cooperation of Firefly, will boost Malacca International Airport in Batu Berendam.

"The only airline using the airport is Wings Air which operates three weekly flights from Pekan Baru, Indonesia to Malacca since last year," he told Sim Tong Him (DAP-Kota Melaka) who wanted to know of efforts to enhance the airport and the traffic volume.

Abdul Rahim said the airport handled 21,687 passengers until December last year.

Malacca signed agreements with Asean airlines allowing Melaka Air to operate flights to Asean destinations with unlimited frequency.

"The airport also gives Passenger Service Charge discount of RM26 to international passengers," he added. BERNAMA

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