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Indonesia plans to renew flight agreement with Malaysia

11-24-2011 14:14 BJT

JAKARTA, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian government is planning to renew a flight partnership agreement with Malaysia as an effort to improve Indonesia's air services, a media reported here on Thursday.

"We have an air service agreement signed by the (transportation) minister in 2003. In 2009 there were talks but no signatures. Then, in 2010, there was a leaders' meeting between President SBY and the Malaysian minister, which discussed a need to improve Indonesia-Malaysia traffic," Herry Bakti Singayudha Gumay, air transportation director general at transport ministry was quoted by the Jakarta Post as saying.

According to reports, the government plans to give Malaysia a 5th Right of Freedom by allowing Malaysian airlines to take passengers from three Indonesian airports, Soekarno-Hatta in Tangerang, Banten, Sultan Hasanuddin in Makassar and Ngurah Rai in Denpasar, seven times a week.

In return, Malaysia will allow Indonesian airlines to take passengers from three Malaysian airports, Kuala Lumpur, Kinabalu and Kuching, to a third country in Asia, Europe or the Middle East for a set number of times each week.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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