Jetstar may be barred from Singapore-KL route

Malaysia may bar the low-cost Australian airline Jetstar from flying the lucrative Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route which is being opened up after a long monopoly, a report said Wednesday. “I think the (aviation) agreement with Australia does not allow that,” Transport Minister Chan Kong Choy was quoted by the Star newspaper as saying, referring to the government-to-government pact.

“Currently Jetstar is only allowed to operate from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Sydney,” he said.