Tuesday, July 19, 2005

MAS brings back cheap the fares for Kuching

KUCHING: You can now fly MAS on cheap fares from Kuching to Pontianak, Perth, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Frankfurt.

MAS has relaunched its promotional fares to these destinations.

Some 20,000 seats are available at discounts of up to 40% during the promotion, which runs until Sept 30.

The return fares are RM295 to Pontianak, RM895 to Perth, RM950 to Hong Kong and Guangzhou, and RM2,425 to Frankfurt.

MAS area manager for Sarawak and West Kalimantan Shauqi Ahmad said yesterday that the promotion was aimed at creating greater awareness among the public that the national carrier flies to these cities.

Shauqi also said MAS had reduced flights to Perth to once a week as one of two aircraft used on the route had been reassigned to the Kuala Lumpur-Beirut route.

“The Government is expecting more people to fly from the Middle East to Kuala Lumpur so we decided to take one aircraft from the Kuching-Perth route to serve this sector,” he said.

Shauqi said MAS was willing to work with tour operators, hotels and other tourism players in promoting Sarawak as a tourist destination.

“There is tourism potential in Sarawak and we hope that industry players will be more aggressive and forthcoming in promoting and marketing the state,” he said.

Courtesy of: The Star

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