Flight frequency to Sarawak to increase from Oct 1


KUCHING: Effective Oct 1, flight frequency to Sarawak will be increased gradually from 22 to 87 flights weekly, State Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin said today.

He said the matter was decided by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its meeting last week.

The flights will be from Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kota Baharu, Labuan and Singapore to main destinations in the state, namely Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, Miri and Limbang, he added.

“The decision was made after taking into consideration the gradual reopening of the state’s tourism sector, the high flight fares, travel demand from the public and the new standard operating procedure (SOP) where full vaccinated passengers travelling from within Malaysia are exempted from undergoing quarantine,” he said.

According to him, a meeting would be held today with all airlines and aviation authorities, as well as the Divisional Resident Offices and the Federal Transport Ministry to look into the details of the new flight schedule and ensure its smooth implementation.

“With the gradual increase in the flight frequency to Sarawak, we are expecting an increase in the number of passengers and movement of people into the state starting Oct 1.

“I would like to remind all passengers to comply strictly with the SOP set by the National Security Council, the Health Ministry and SDMC to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the state,” he added. – Bernama

Provide correct info to avoid delay, SMEs told

KUCHING: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and micro enterprises should provide correct and complete information when applying for assistance or grants under Sarawakku Sayang...

Share post:

Our Opinion

More like this

Aid comes in handy for private sector

KUCHING: A Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) leader has...

Assistance reflects GPS government’s concern

KUCHING: The implementation of Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance (BKSS)...

Chinese community leader lauds aid via BKSS 8.0 package 

KUCHING: It is heartening to note that the government...

Aid to help ease cash flows of many families

KUCHING: The practical aid measures included under the Sarawakku...

Utility bills, rental discounts for six more months

KUCHING: The Sarawak government is extending the monthly electricity...

Sarawak announces latest BKSS 8.0 package worth RM285 bln

KUCHING: The Sarawak government announced the latest assistant package,...

Abang Johari receives courtesy call from federal minister

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari...

CM spells out important concepts in managing Sarawak

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari...