Melaka new upgraded airport at Batu Berendam, Lapangan Terbang Batu Berendam (LTBB) is expected to be complete in December this year. If this happen the airport can be fully operation for International flight as early in January 2009. Now the existing airport at Batu Berendam only capable to receive only Fokker 50s type aircraft and cannot accept any bigger than that. Now work upgrading the lane is 60% complete and the specification are for Airbus and Boeing 737 to land on it.
The State vision are to promote Health Tourism as last year more than 64,164 foreigner came to Melaka for Medical attention and mostly the traffic come from neighboring country Indonesia. They will arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) first than take a ride to Melaka or by Melaka – Dumai ferry. When the LTBB is completely operational, the number are expect to reach 140,000 a year. Melaka also have discuss with Air Asia to make LTBB as one of their destination.
Currently Merpati Nusantara Airlines operates 5 times a week for Melaka-Pekan Baru – Melaka destination, Riau Airlines 6 times a week for Melaka – Riau – Melaka route and Berjaya Air 2 times a week for Subang – Melaka – Padang route.
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