Get airlines to resume, add flights between West M’sia and Sarawak, Sibu MP urges govt

Oscar Ling

SIBU, Nov 16: The Federal Transport Ministry has been told to get airlines operating routes between Kuala Lumpur and Sarawak to not only resume flights but also increase flight frequency.

This is due to the increasing passenger demand.

“Some airlines have reduced some flights thereby causing air ticket prices to have skyrocketed. The price of a flight ticket is as high as RM999 one-way, and this is not during special holidays and festivals. This price is unacceptable to the people of Sarawak,” said Sibu MP Oscar Ling in a statement today.

Ling pointed out that as airline ticket prices are floating, it should be cheaper to buy earlier than later.

“Often airlines will tell you to book tickets in advance, but when there are not enough flights, there will be problems with no tickets and expensive tickets. This is because demand exceeds supply,” he said.

Ling emphasised that the issue of air tickets between East and West Malaysia is a priority that the unity government must deal with to ensure that the people of Sarawak and Sabah will not be marginalised. ā€” DayakDaily