AirAsia gets nod for KL-Singapore flights
Malaysia's government has agreed to let low-cost
carrier AirAsia fly twice daily from Kuala Lumpur
and Singapore, ahead of liberalization of air
travel between the two countries, officials
Transport Minister Chan Kong Choy said the Cabinet
has given the nod for AirAsia, Southeast Asia's
biggest no-frills airline, to fly the lucrative
route, the fourth busiest in Asia.
a reciprocal arrangement, one Singapore budget
airline will also be allowed to operate flights
but this is up to the city-state to decide on
which carrier, he said.
government's decision is to further enhance
Kuala Lumpur's position as the leading low-cost
hub in Asia," Chan told reporters.