Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lada to promote Langkawi via Singapore
THE Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) will focus on Singapore in its promotion drive to attract more tourists visiting the island republic to also holiday in Langkawi.

Lada's tourism principal assistant manager, Azmil Munif Bukhari, said many tourists from the Scandinavian and Baltic countries could be drawn to Langkawi when Finland's airline, Finn Air, starts operating direct flights to Singapore from May.

"Foreign tourists can use Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and Singapore's SilkAir to fly directly from the island republic to Langkawi," he said in Langkawi yesterday.

Azmil Munif said Finn Air's special chartered direct flights to Langkawi since last December had exposed Langkawi's uniqueness and beauty to tourists from Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

These weekly direct flights from Helsinki in Finland are expected to end in March. - Bernama