Anthony Loke: Airports, airlines, and govt should work closely for lower flight prices during GE15

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 — Former transport minister Anthony Loke said that multi-agency cooperation is needed to help lower the flight costs for Sabah and Sarawak voters during 15th general election.

He is referring to relevant authorities such as local airports, airline companies, and the government.

“If we want to add night flights to Sabah and Sarawak, the airport needs to open till late at night as well, so this is a comprehensive plan, and the government can only urge them to comply with these policies.

“In my view, the best way to lower flight prices is to increase late-night flights when elections are around the corner,” said Loke in an interview with Astro Awani tonight.

He added although the soaring flight prices for East Malaysian voters and the risk of flooding had caused dismay among them, he felt that the momentum of campaigning has slowly been picking up.

“Although the voters’ spirits weren’t that high as GE14 in 2018, the momentum is building up, and we noticed there are much more online audiences compared to the past,” he added.

Loke, the secretary-general of DAP, is defending his seat in Seremban amidst a five-cornered fight with Felicia Wong (BN), Fadli Che Me (PN), Mohamad Jami (PTA), and Izzat Lesly (Independent).