KUCHING, Dec 18: Scoot Tigerair is set to launch a new route to Miri with two weekly flights on every Wednesday and Saturday starting Jan 19, 2022.
The Ministry of Transport (MOT) welcomes the proposal as Miri has been established as the northern gateway to Sarawak and one of the most popular tourism destinations in the State.
“We believe the number of visitors from Singapore to Sarawak will gradually return to normal once the Covid-19 pandemic situation is greatly improved with the State vaccination rate now at over 91 per cent,” it said in a statement yesterday.
Currently, Scoot Tigerair is operating direct flights from Singapore to Kuching three times weekly.
As such, MOT emphasised that it is very timely for the airline to operate to other major cities and towns in Sarawak.
“This shows the confidence of the company with Sarawak as among the preferred investment destinations in Malaysia given the stability of the Sarawak government,” it added.
Besides being the second largest city in Sarawak behind Kuching, with a population of more than 356,000 people, Miri also boasts a variety of tourism hotspots and is the main gateway to places such as Lambir National Park, Loagan Bunut National Park, Niah Caves and the world-famous Gunung Mulu National Park.
MOT extended their appreciation to the Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Singapore (STATOS), which was responsible for the collaboration, and assisting Sarawak to provide better air connectivity to business travelers, visitors and tourists to the State. — DayakDaily