IPOH: Low-cost airline AirAsia will start flying between Ipoh and Johor Baru four times a week beginning Oct 1. State Tourism, Arts and Culture Committee chairman Tan Kar Hing said this will provide better connectivity to the tourism industry in the state. "We hope to get extra international and domestic flights to Ipoh in the future. "I hope to meet two airline companies next month," he told reporters here yesterday. "With this new flight route between Ipoh and Johor Baru, the state hopes to attract more tourists, especially from Singapore. "We will also relook the airport's infrastructure and information centre to cater for the new routes," he added. Last week, AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat said the airline hoped to increase the number of domestic visitors while boosting tourism for Perak. The launch of the Ipoh route marks AirAsia's 16th domestic route in Malaysia.