IPOH – Singapore-based low-fare airline, which has launched its Ipoh service, is expected to boost the tourism sector in Perak, said state Tourism, Culture and Arts Committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi.
She said the airline service would provide more opportunities, not just for locals, but also for international tourists who could now visit Ipoh via Singapore to enjoy the many specialties of Perak.
“I thank Tigerair management for choosing Ipoh as its latest destination in the effort to expand its network in Malaysia and Asia.
“The people of Perak, especially Ipoh, welcomes this service which will give more opportunities to visit Singapore,” she said.
She was speaking to reporters after receiving Tigerair’s maiden flight to the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport here today.
Nolee Ashilin said Perak had many tourism and business attractions including historical, cultural, traditional and modern entertainment sites as well as beautiful beaches and traditional cuisine to satisfy every tourist.
Meanwhile, Tigerair Operations chief executive Ho Yuen Sang said the company, which uses the Airbus A320, was capable of flying about 1,440 passengers a week, making Tigerair the sole Airbus carrier to flight directly from Singapore to Ipoh.
He said Tigerair would fly four times a week to Ipoh – on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with a flight time of 25 minutes.
He added that Ipoh was the fourth Tigerair destination in the country after Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Penang.- BERNAMA