KUCHING: AirAsia Bhd will increase its Kuching-Sibu flight frequency to three times daily from next month, says Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin.
He said the airline, which serves the route, agreed to increase the frequency from the existing one flight daily following a request for more flights.
“We received feedback from the public that the limited flight frequency between Kuching and Sibu had caused inconvenience to them.
“Based on this, the ministry wrote to AirAsia on July 2 to increase the frequency for this route.
“The new flight frequency of 21 flights weekly will take effect on Aug 1,” he said in a statement.
Lee said AirAsia would also increase the frequency to two flights daily on July 17, 19, 24, 26, 29, 30 and 31.
With the increase in flights, he urged all passengers to continue complying strictly with the standard operating procedures (SOP) approved by the National Security Council and state disaster management committee to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Sarawak.
“I believe the increase in flight frequency will not only meet the public’s needs but will help accelerate the recovery of the state’s economy, especially domestic tourism industry.
“On behalf of the state government, I would like to thank AirAsia and the Malaysian Aviation Commission for their prompt response to our request,” he added.
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