Monday, September 11, 2006

Tiger Airways set to fly to Sarawak

SIBU: Singapore’s budget carrier, Tiger Airways, is set to fly to Sarawak.

State Tourism and Urban Development Minister Datuk Wong Soon Koh said the Transport Ministry has given the green light to Tiger Airways to fly to Kuching, Miri and Sibu.

He said the service would be a boost to Sarawak’s tourism industry as lower airfares would attract more Singaporeans and foreign tourists in the island republic to visit the Land of the Hornbills.

Speaking to reporters after meeting with AirAsia officials and local tour operators here on Saturday, Wong said the present high airfares had discouraged many Singaporeans from visiting the state.

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