Airline companies welcome to initiate international flights from LTSIP with a caveat

Airline companies are welcome to initiate international flights from the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (LTSIP) near Pengkalan Chepa in Kelantan with a caveat.

All the airlines must obtain permission and approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) and the Maaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom).

“Actually, there are no issues for airlines to commence international flights from LTSIP, such as routes from Singapore, Thailand or any country in the Asian region. It is up to them,” said Transport Minister Anthony Loke to reporters after attending the opening ceremony of the first phase operation LTSIP expansion and upgrade project.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had previously said the federal government agreed with the Kelantan government’s proposal to extend LTSIP’s runway by 400 metres to transform it into an international airport, Bernama reported.

Phase 1 of the new LTSIP terminal, which started operating on May 1, can accommodate 1.5 million passengers, while construction for Phase 2, which is expected to accommodate four million passengers, is set to commence immediately.

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