Malindo Air will re-activate its dormant Ipoh-Medan-Ipoh flight route beginning Friday, March 16.

Executive Counsellor for Tourism, Arts and Culture and Communication and Multimedia, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi reiterated that the state government, through Tourism Perak and other local travel agencies, are offering custom-made tour packages aimed at encouraging tourists from Medan to visit Ipoh.

“The state government welcomes this rare opportunity. We’ve had meetings with Tourism Malaysia in Medan to discuss new tour packages using Malindo Air services as the medium.

“The ‘Ipoh-Medan Cities of Friendship’ tagline will not only create awareness but help promote tourism between the two cities.

“Many will surely not miss the chance of getting cheap air tickets. I believe people are waiting for the revival of the Ipoh-Medan flight route,” she told reporters at a media conference following the launch of the Ipoh (re) branding programme held at WEIL Hotel, Ipoh recently.

The Ipoh-Medan ticket is priced at RM169.10 one-way while a return ticket costs RM189. Bookings can be made through the Malindo Air official website.

The Ipoh-Medan flight departs at 10.05am while the return flight from Medan is at 11.20am. There are four flights a week scheduled for on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Rosli Mansor