First Ipoh-Langkawi flight under travel bubble records 80% flight load


State Infastructure Energy Water and Public transport Chairman Datuk Mohd Zolkafly Harun (right) mingling with the air passengers to Langkawi Kedah at Sultan Azlan Shah Ipoh airport.

IPOH: The first flight to Langkawi from here as part of the travel bubble saw an 80% flight load.

A total of 141 passengers comprising 115 adults, 23 children, and three infants boarded AirAsia’s Airbus A320 flight to the island on Friday (Sept 17).

Perak Infrastructure and Public Transportation Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Zolkaply Harun said there would be a flight from Ipoh to Langkawi three times a week, every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

“The next scheduled flights are on Sept 19 and 22, where the booking capacity is over 50% respectively for both flights.

“The maximum capacity for each flight is 180 passengers. I do hope all tourists will follow the necessary standard operating procedures properly.

“Everyone should be responsible for their own safety and that of the rest before going on a holiday,” he told a press conference at the Sultan Azlan Shah airport here Friday (Sept 17).

Zolkaply said all passengers boarding the flight were also required to produce their Covid-19 test results, or they had to take the test at the airport itself, in the presence of health officials.

“I hope when they are in Langkawi, they will follow all the proper procedures and SOPs to ensure that they are free from the virus when they get back to Ipoh,” he added.

He also said to ensure tourists and visitors have the confidence to visit Perak in the near future, the state government successfully carried out its vaccination programme, where industry players have been given focus under the programme as well.

“We have also been ensuring all SOPs are adhered to, while carrying on several domestic promotion packages,” he added.

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