AirAsia starts flight to Indonesia’s Silangit from Kuala Lumpur

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JAKARTA (Aug 2): New route on Oct 28, it says in statement.

* Co. to offer four weekly nights to Silangit airport in Indonesia’s Sumatra island from Kuala Lumpur.

* New route is co’s commitment to support Indonesian govt in developing 10 new tourism destinations, including Lake Toba, according to AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes.

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