by AZALEA AZUAR / pic by TMR FILE
SENAI Airport Services Sdn Bhd is prepared for border reopening on April 1 to provide safe and secure experience for travellers.
CEO Kennedy Ayu said the airport was constantly engaging with the local airlines and updating foreign carriers on the development of interstate travel and international border reopening health protocol and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
“To ensure its readiness to respond to any decisions made by the government, the airport has been regularly in touch with all the related Government agencies and service providers and will remain vigilant, disciplined, and comply with all the SOPs and health protocols as advised by the authorities at all times,” he said in a statement today.
Senai International Airport has also recorded a growth in domestic travel when the Langkawi travel bubble commenced in September last year, followed by the resumption of interstate travel the next month.
It handles an average of 22 flights a day with only one flight a day to Subang during the Movement Control Order (MCO).
This is similar to 154 flights per week connecting to all the domestic airports, namely, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), KLIA2, Subang, Ipoh, Penang, Langkawi, Kota Bharu, Alor Setar, Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Kota Kinabalu and Tawau as per pre-Covid routes.
Ayu expects frequent flights from neighbouring countries and vice versa, where the twice weekly flights to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam have resumed beginning today.
“It will be followed by other sectors such as Jakarta, Indonesia in the second week of April, Bangkok, Thailand in May, and Seoul, South Korea in June.
“These are the positive vibes, and Senai International Airport foresees the market will grow.”
The airport also advised travellers to comply with the SOPs which can be referred to the Ministry of Health (MOH), Immigration Department of Malaysia and airline’s websites.
International travellers will also enjoy a variety of retail and food and beverage (F&B) outlets located in the airport and to celebrate Ramadan, it has also launched the Aidilfitri Bazar for visitors and travellers to enjoy Ramadan and Aidilfitri festivity.