Malaysia-India renewed Air Pact to boost tourism

Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

planeWith the renewal of the Air Service Agreement between Malaysia and India, more visits are expected from India to Malaysia and vice versa, Bernama News reported.


The new agreement increased the number of seats for airlines of each country from 20,000 to 22,000 a week.


“The Air Service Agreement was signed in 1967. This time we signed again to increase the number of seats for airlines from Malaysia to India and vice versa,” Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said. He accompanied Prime Minister Najib Razak on his just-concluded official visit to India.


Speaking to reporters after launching the Blossom Arts Festival Malaysia 2017 at Wisma MCA in Kuala Lumpur the Transport Minister said, “It is a small breakthrough but it will boost the tourism industry.”


Liow said his ministry was looking to gradually increase the number of seats for this sector to 62,000 per week.


The visit of Najib saw several bilateral agreements signed which secured projects and investments worth US$36bil (RM159.26bil).

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