Monday, February 12, 2007

Aim to boost low-cost air links via Kuching

KUCHING: The Sarawak government and AirAsia are working closely to improve air connectivity here via the low-cost carrier’s Kuching hub.

AirAsia deputy chief executive Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said the airline was looking at ways and means of adding more domestic and regional flights to Sarawak.

“We are hoping to get permission to fly to Brunei from here in the next two or three months,” he told a press conference at the launch of AirAsia’s inaugural Kuching-Penang flight at Kuching International Airport on Wednesday.

However, he said that landing rights for regional destinations such as Indonesia and Singapore were subject to bilateral arrangements.

“The airline and government are working hard to turn Sarawak into a budget carrier hub in Borneo. This will indirectly promote tourism here.”

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