11 November 2011
Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) participation in the 17th World Route Development Forum in Berlin last month, generated encouraging outcomes that will further enhance flight connectivity to Malaysia.
MAHB said among the expected outcomes is the announcement by Bangkok Airways to begin operation from Koh Samui, to Kuala Lumpur as early as March 2012, and Transaero Airlines commencing scheduled flights from Moscow to the capital on a weekly basis from Dec 30 this year until March 25 next year.
"In addition, Finnair has confirmed that it will be operating 14 charter flights from Helsinki (Finland) to Langkawi between December 2011 and March 2012.
"Air Astana will be adding a third frequency to its Almaty (Kazakhstan)-Kuala Lumpur service, whilst Mahan Air will begin its service from Isfahan (Iran) to Kuala Lumpur, both before the end of 2011," it said in a statement today.
The World Route Development Forum, also known as World Route, is the meeting place for airlines, airports, tourism authorities and other stakeholders to discuss and negotiate air service development opportunities.
Leading the MAHB’s team was the managing director Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad together with general manager marketing, Mohamed Sallauddin Mat Sah.
The company conducted 30 pre-scheduled meetings with airlines network/route planners to share information and explore potential new services to the main gateways of Malaysia, including the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the other four regional international airports in Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Penang and Langkawi. – BERNAMA