AirAsia looks forward to expanding its business in Penang


PENANG is one of the main hubs that AirAsia desires to grow its business, says the airline’s Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat.

“We were involved with four million passengers of all nationalities in Penang last year,” Riad told Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow when he made a courtesy call at the latter’s office in Komtar today.

“We’ve a 10-year plan and are looking into more destinations and flight frequencies. The support from the state government is very good.”

Chow sharing his views on air travel with (from left) Tan, Zamani and Riad.

Also present were AirAsia government relations director Zamani Rafique and government relations manager (northern region) Kenneth Tan, state Tourism Development, Heritage, Culture and Arts Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin and Komtar assemblyman Teh Lai Heng, who is also the Chief Minister’s political secretary.

Besides Penang, Riad said AirAsia would also explore other neighbouring countries like the Philippines and China.

They also talked about the airline’s services, like food, ticketing, routes and future plans.

Story by K.H. Ong
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