Scoot Airlines to increase flights from S’pore to Kuching, Miri; starting new route to Sibu in 2024

A filephoto of Scoot Tigerair plane. Photo credit: FlyScoot Facebook

MIRI, Nov 14: Scoot Airlines will increase its flight frequency from Singapore to Kuching and Miri as well as starting a new route to Sibu next year.

Minister of Transport Sarawak (MOTS) Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin said he had received a courtesy call from the management team of Singapore Airlines and Scoot Airlines at Pullman Miri Waterfront here on Sept 25, during which they conveyed their intention to increase flight frequency from Singapore to Kuching and Miri.

During the discussion, Lee also proposed to Scoot to start a new flight route to Sibu which was agreed to in principle and tentatively planned to commence in the second quarter of 2024, pending the delivery of new aircraft.

“This morning, I personally called Scoot chief commercial officer Calvin Chan to get the latest update as a follow-up of our discussion on Sept 25, 2023.

“Chan re-affirmed Scoot Airlines’ plan for 2024 on the possible increase of flights to Sarawak, particularly Kuching and Miri, as well as starting a new route to Sibu.

“The actual date could not be ascertained at the moment, pending the arrival of new aircraft, most probably second quarter of 2024,” he said in a statement today.

Currently, Scoot Pte Ltd flies daily from Singapore to Kuching and 3 times weekly to Miri, since February 2022.

At the same time, Lee said Miri will receive additional flights from Firefly Sdn Bhd, an arm of the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) airlines.

Firefly will start its new flight operation between Miri and Kota Kinabalu on Nov 22, 2023 with 2 flights weekly.

The flight will be on every Wednesday and Friday, departing Kota Kinabalu at 11.20am and arriving Miri at 12.15 in the afternoon.

All travellers can visit Firefly’s website at www.fireflyz.com.my for further enquiries and flight bookings. — DayakDaily