Posted on: 27 April 2010 by Mark Howells
AirAsia has opened its new route between Chennai to Penang, making it the only airline in Malaysia operating the route.
YAB Lim Guan Eng, chief minister of Penang, was present to welcome over 165 guests on the inaugural flight from Chennai at the Penang International Airport, together with YB Tuan Law Heng Kiang, Penang EXCO for Penang State Tourism, Development and Culture. YBhg Dato’ Aziz Bakar, chairman of AirAsia was also present along with Ooi Geok Ling, managing director of Penang Global Tourism, plus guests from government bodies, travel agents and members of the media.
YBhg Dato’ Aziz Bakar, chairman of AirAsia remarked, “With this new route connecting Malaysia’s most popular northern state and India’s fifth most populous city in India, we hope to bring in more Indian tourists to discover Penang, and the rest of Malaysia; in line with Tourism Malaysia’s target of 650,000 Indian tourists this year.”
Photo shows YBhg Dato’ Aziz Bakar, chairman of AirAsia Berhad and YAB Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang.