KUCHING, July 9: AirAsia has agreed to provide 21 flights weekly for Kuching-Sibu-Kuching routes beginning August this year, said Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin.
According to Lee, the Kuching-Sibu-Kuching flight route is served only by Airasia Berhad, with only seven flights a week or one flight daily, was provided for this routes, and this had caused inconvenience to the users, which requested more flights for these routes.
“Based on the feedback received, Ministry of Transport Sarawak (MOTS) had written to AirAsia on July 2, 2020, to increase the frequency of flight for this route, and AirAsia has agreed to increase the flight frequency for the Kuching-Sibu-Kuching route from the existing seven flights weekly to 21 flights weekly, or from one flight daily to three flights daily,” he said in a press statement today.
In addition, he said that Airasia had increased the Kuching-Sibu-Kuching to two-flights daily, for July 17, 19, 24, 26, 29, 30 and 31, 2020.
Meanwhile, Lee also reminded the public that the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) phase was still in implementation, and urged all passengers to comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the National Security Council (MKN) and the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).
He believed that the increase in flight frequency was not only in response to public request, but to help to accelerate the recovery of the state economy, especially for the domestic tourism industry.
“On behalf of the Sarawak government, I would like to thank AirAsia Berhad and Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) for their prompt response to our request,” he added.—DayakDaily.