AirAsia Berhad has agreed to increase its flight frequency from Kuching to Sibu to 21 weekly flights effective Aug 1, said Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Minister for Transport of Sarawak.
He says the existing seven weekly flights are too small to meet passengers' needs between these two destinations, based on input from the public.
“AirAsia has agreed to increase the flight frequency for the Kuching-Sibu-Kuching route from the existing seven to 21 flights weekly or from one to three flights daily”, he said in a statement.
Currently, the Kuching-Sibu-Kuching route is served only by AirAsia.
He also said that since the country remains under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), all passengers must comply under the National Security Council (MKN) and the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), which set out standard operational procedures.
“I believe the increase in flight frequency will not only meet the needs of the public but more importantly, to help accelerate the recovery of the state economy especially the domestic tourism industry”, he added.
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