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Johor plans to attract more international flights to boost tourism, says state exco

Publish date: Fri, 03 Feb 2023, 09:09 AM

PONTIAN, Feb 2 — The Johor government plans to attract more direct international flights to the state, in an effort to bring in more foreign tourists.

State Tourism, Environment, Heritage and Culture Committee chairman, K. Raven Kumar said this matter was discussed when he met Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing, recently.

He said among the matters discussed in the meeting was direct international flights to the Senai International Airport, involving main cities in China and India.

“Currently, there are direct flights to Senai from Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam,” he told reporters after the Mangrove Run, held in conjunction with World Wetlands Day at the Tanjung Piai National Park, near here, today.

“In the last discussion with the minister, there are five cities that we are targeting. All this is in the discussion stage, and we hope it will bear fruit.

He also said that the additional terminal at the Senai International Airport is completed and ready to receive more international and domestic passengers.

Regarding the opening of the Sungai Pulai Bridge, connecting Gelang Patah in Iskandar Puteri to Tanjung Bin in Pontian, last month, he said that the bridge will facilitate the socioeconomic status of local residents and the eco-tourism sector in the area, as well as attract foreign investment to the Pontian district. — Bernama

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