Pangkor Airport in Lumut will resume operations and return as one of the entrances to the tourism island.
Beginning January 22, the airport will receive the first flight from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (LTSAAS) Subang Airport, Selangor.
This is set to boost the tourism sector of Pulau Pangkor which is reviving after long closure due to the pandemic.
Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin binti Dato’ Mohammed Radzi said this latest development is showing positive signs and is very welcomed.
According to her, the airport will later receive a light aircraft carrying about 50 passengers.
“At the moment, we understand that the flight will have a frequency of between 3 to 4 times a week.
“The direct flight will involve LTSAAS only and is coordinated by SKS Airways Airway Sdn. Bhd.,” she mentioned.
She said so during a press conference after launching the myPatil Digital Licencing of the Manjung Municipal Council (MPM) recently.
The Pangkor Airport was built in 1993 with its last operating flight in February 2014 before it was used for the purpose of private flights.
With the air route, the passengers’ journey to Pangkor Island will only take about 1 hour and 15 minutes for the flight from Subang.
Nolee also expressed that industry players at Pangkor are excited about the matter. In addition, the increase in visitor arrivals since a month ago is very encouraging.
“Tourism at Pangkor Island is 100 percent ready as all tourism operators have resumed operations as usual,” she added.