MASwings may consider increasing its flight frequency for Sarawak Election

MASwings' ATR 72-500 aircraft (file photo)

By Nancy Nais

MULU, Nov 13: MASwings may consider increasing the number of its flights in certain sectors for the coming Sarawak Election.

Its chief operating officer Captain Nasaruddin A Bakar said however, this would be subject to the State government’s request.


Speaking to reporters in Mulu during the media familiarisation trip, he said at the moment, there are no such requests received, including the Miri-Limbang and Miri-Lawas sectors.

Captain Nasaruddin A Bakar speaking to reporters at Mulu Marriott.

“We cannot increase our number of flights without reason unless the Sarawak government officially requests for it. If they do, then we will have to get the Ministry of Transport’s approval to see if we can accommodate the request just for the election period.

“Being the Rural Air Service (RAS) operator in the Sarawak, we acknowledge that it is an essential mode of transport to connect people in rural areas with other parts of the country.

“We will do our best to accommodate not only the government, but also the community’s requests as and when needed,” Nasaruddin said, adding that it has always been his stand to support Borneo. — DayakDaily