M’sia committed to liberalising regional air services

By Monday June 8th, 2009 No Comments

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is committed to the Asean roadmap for liberalisation of air services operated in the region.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Asean roadmap would fully liberalise air services arrangements in the region by 2015.

He said Malaysia was also working closely with other Asean member countries to look into the possibility of a single aviation market along the line of the European Union.

“This will probably be some distance away in the future, but it an exciting possibility nonetheless,” he said in his keynote address at the 65th International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting here Monday.

Najib said Malaysia was also helping airlines to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions through revised air traffic control procedures as well as the implementation of Continuous Descent Approach (CDA) for aircraft landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Source : The Star

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