Malaysia, Singapore may ink air deal

Malaysia and Singapore are expected to sign a bilateral agreement by end-November to allow budget carriers AirAsia and Tiger Airways to fly twice daily between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, the Edge Financial Daily reported Wednesday, quoting Transport Minister Chan Kong Choy. “We have officially put in the proposals to the Singaporean government and we have agreed that (both countries’) officials will have another round of air talks (in the) middle of this month,” the Edge quoted Chan as telling reporters after launching a convention.

In October, the Malaysian government opened up the route, Asia’s fourth-busiest, to AirAsia.