Visiting Air Asia Berhad executive chairman Kamarudin Meranun on Monday said that they were planning to connect Dhaka directly to Indonesian tourist city of Bali.
‘We are looking at the possibilities of connecting Dhaka to Bali,’ Kamarudin, who is now in Dhaka on a three-day visit, told reporters while visiting the office of general sales agent, Shah Group, in the capital’s Banani.
Now, the airlines operate through Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur where it is based.
When asked whether the airlines have any plan to lower the price for Bangladeshi expatriate workers, Kamarudin said, ‘We want to give affordable price even for who has not flown before…’
‘Socially, politically and economically Bangladesh and Malaysia have been very well connected over years. That’s why I am visiting Bangladesh’ he said.
Shah Group chairman KM Mozibul Hoque, and the airlines’ Bangladesh chapter chief operating officer Nehal Ahmed, among others, were present on the occasion.
The airliner already has planned to increase its flight on Dhaka-KL route from weekly seven flights to 14 flights.
AirAsia, one of the leading low-cost carriers and services an extensive network of over 130 destinations across Asia Pacific, has carried more than 400 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 200 since 2001.
During the 3-day visit, Kamarudin is meeting and holding discussions with the high officials of the government of Bangladesh and aviation sector high-ups and stakeholders.
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