Air travel between Singapore and Malaysia grows

16 Apr 2009

Expect the air lanes between Singapore and Malaysia to sizzle further with the latest expanded bilateral air services pact between them.

Six new Malaysian destinations – Ipoh, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Malacca, Sandakan and Tawau – have been opened up to carriers of both countries.

The two governments have also stepped up frequencies to Penang, Langkawi, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.

The move is the latest phase in a continuing liberalisation of air services between the neighbours. In February of last year, budget players were allowed to fly the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route, ending 30 years of dominance by national carriers Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines. Air Asia (Malaysia), Jetstar Asia (Singapore) and Tiger Airways (Singapore).

The biggest winner in this development is the customer who will enjoy a wider choice of destinations and more fare options.

Margie T Logarta

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