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KUCHING, Feb 5: The people of Miri can now book a direct passenger air service to Singapore via Scoot Tigerair Pte Ltd (Scoot) airlines starting Feb 23, 2022.
Sarawak Transport Minister Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin said on Feb 3, the Ministry had received an official letter of confirmation from Scoot on their intention to mount two times weekly direct passenger air service between Singapore and Miri starting Feb 23.
“Scoot counters in Miri airport are already set up and ready to manage the travellers and passengers for the Singapore-Miri route.
“The flight is now open for booking to the public and travellers can go directly to their website at https://www.flyscoot.com.
“The day of operation is every Wednesday and Saturday, arriving at 2.20pm in Miri and departing back to Singapore at 3pm the same day,” he said in a statement today.
At present, Scoot is operating their flight from Singapore to Kuching three times weekly.
He said the Singapore-Miri route reflected the manifestation of the airlines and other big corporations’ confidence in Sarawak, especially on what Miri can provide and offer to the big industry players as the preferred investment destination, particularly for the oil and gas industry in Malaysia.
“We believe that with the opening of this new route between Singapore and Miri, the distance, time, and comfort of doing business will be less of a hassle, especially if we need to bring in cargo or business travellers from overseas via Singapore to Miri.
“The travelling time and expenses will be reduced compared to transiting in Kuala Lumpur,” he added.
Despite the opening of the new route between Sarawak and Singapore, Lee reminded all passengers and travellers to comply strictly with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by National Security Council (MKN), Ministry of Health Malaysia (KKM) and Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) including filling the EnterSarawak and e-Health form to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the State.
He also expressed his thanks and gratitude to Scoot Tigerair Pte Ltd for the confidence they have in Miri as their new destination in the region as well as the support of Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Singapore (STATOS); Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC); Ministry of Transport, Malaysia (MOT); Malaysia Aviation Commission (MAVCOM); Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM); Sarawak Tourism Board (STB); Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB); Immigration Department; Custom Department and SDMC. ― DayakDaily