Government is looking into costly air ticket issue for Sabah and Sarawak

By TIN Media | Transportation Published 3 months ago on 10 June 2020
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PUTRAJAYA :

The Ministry of Transport is discussing the matter of costly air travel tickets, in particular for Sabah and Sarawak, with airlines, said  Senior Minister (Security Cluster)Datuk Seri Sabri Yaakob.

Sabri said the outcome of the meetings would be informed shortly.

“We understand that airfares are expensive because the implementation of social distancing has forced passenger capacity to be cut to 66 per cent.

“We know that a one-way ticket could reach almost RM2,000 for a flight from Miri to Kuala Lumpur, so we are discussing. We hope there will be no more issue for them to raise fares and the like,” he told a daily press conference.

He said that airlines had requested full passenger capability to fill their aircraft.

“Their excuse is that all the passenger details are in the flight manifest and the passengers can be contacted in the event a (COVID-19) case was detected.

“But the most important thing now is that the SOP needs to be observed to check the spread of COVID-19,” he added.



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