Airline companies chart direction for aviation industry

he focus on the aviation industry was seen as important because besides the passenger numbers, air cargo volume rose to 529,000 tonnes in the first six months of last year.


KLIA


Airline companies, will for the first time, sit together to chart the future direction of the aviation industry in the interest of the nation despite being stiff competitors in the trade.

Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the ministry hoped to invite airline companies such as Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Firefly, Malindo and others to meet and discuss core policy issues. The focus on the aviation industry was seen as important because besides the passenger numbers, air cargo volume rose to 529,000 tonnes in the first six months of last year.

Hishammuddin said the ministry would also focus on the development of KLIA2, scheduled for opening on May 2, and upgrading efforts for several airports including Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Miri, Sibu and Mukah. The ministry would also ensure the smooth operations of the RM700 million air traffic management system which would be installed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, he said.