More than 90 pct flight frequency to Sarawak reinstated

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29/04/2022 06:41 PM

KUCHING, April 29 (Bernama) -- More than 90 per cent of pre-pandemic flight frequencies coming to the Sarawak have been reinstated.

Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the flight frequencies will certainly benefit Sarawak's tourism sector as the state embraces the transition to endemic phase.

He said this is also a great progress especially towards reaching the state’s target of 1.2 million arrivals this year.

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“I believe we can achieve the target (1.2 million arrivals to Sarawak) by looking at the number of flights and visitors coming in.

“We look forward to seeing more new direct routes and an increase in the frequency of direct flights especially from Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia,” he said.

He said this at a press conference after witnessing the arrival of the inaugural direct AirAsia flight from Singapore to Sarawak at the Kuching International Airport here, today.

On April 8, state Transport Minister Datuk Seri Lee Kim Shin said flight frequency to the major destinations in Sarawak has been increased to 615 flights weekly from 576 previously.

Meanwhile, Abdul Karim said Sarawak has already planned an exciting calendar of international events for visitors to look forward to.

He said in the month of June, the Spartan Race will be taking place from 11 to 12 and the return of iconic festivals such as the Rainforest World Music will be from June 17 to 19.