Terengganu Wants To Be AirAsia's East Coast Hub

>> Sunday, April 3, 2011

KUALA TERENGGANU, April 2 (Bernama) -- The Terengganu government is in talks with AirAsia to make the state the east coast hub of the low-cost carrier, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said said.

The state also wanted to forge collaboration with AirAsia to train people from Terengganu to be pilots and flight engineers, he told reporters after launching the Terengganu World Invitational Jetrace Challenge (TWIJC) 2011 here last night.

Ahmad said the state government had a similar collaboration with Malaysia Airlines (MAS).

On the TWIJC, which is organised jointly by state government and the Terengganu Marina Club, he said it was a catalyst for Terengganu tourism.

It is being held over three days beginning yesterday at the Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina and Spa in Pulau Duyong, the venue of the Monsoon Cup sailing event.

Several big names are taking part in the challenge, being held for the second time, and they include Amy Green of the United States, Paolo M. Collini (Canada), Mehdi Menad (France), Pancho Marjak (Finland), Seth Milkinson (United Kingdom) and Toshi Ohara (Japan).

The challenge, in which 60 participants in 25 teams are involved, offers total prize money of RM114,500 in eight categories.

-- BERNAMA

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