Thursday, September 14, 2006

Two more airlines to fly into KLIA by November 2006

PETALING JAYA: Two international airlines – Kuwait Airlines and Cebu Pacific – are expected to fly into KL International Airport (KLIA) by November, making them the first two new passenger carriers to fly into the airport this year.

For next year, talks are under way for at least four new airlines – Finnair, Ethihad Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Hainan Airlines – to fly into KLIA.

“We are continuously working towards getting more airlines to fly into KLIA and getting the existing carriers to increase their frequencies so as to ensure KLIA offers greater connectivity and higher passenger traffic volumes,” a Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said several existing airlines had or would be increasing their frequencies this year and some others were expected to do so next year. This year’s list includes Saudi Arabian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific (which began plying the Hong Kong-Penang route in April) and Emirates.

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