Firefly makes inaugural Seletar landing

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan and his Malaysian counterpart Anthony Loke shaking hands during a press conference at Seletar Airport on April 21, 2019.
Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan and his Malaysian counterpart Anthony Loke shaking hands during a press conference at Seletar Airport on April 21, 2019.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Malaysian airline Firefly made its inaugural landing at Seletar Airport at 10.50am yesterday, nearly five months after its services to Singapore were suspended.

Speaking at a joint press conference at the airport later, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said his Malaysian counterpart Anthony Loke's presence at Seletar signalled the "very strong bilateral relations between our two countries".

Mr Loke said the inaugural flight represented a significant milestone in enhancing bilateral cooperation. He also said a new landing system for Seletar Airport could be implemented in six to 12 months.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2019, with the headline 'Firefly makes inaugural Seletar landing'. Print Edition | Subscribe