KUCHING: Sarawak is banking on new airline MasWings to boost its tourism industry.
''We (tourism industry) have suffered a great deal in the past year. I am sure MasWings will do its best to improve the situation because a lot of our eco-tourism products are rural-based,'' said state Tourism and Urban Development Minister Datuk Wong Soon Koh.
He said Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud was scheduled to launch MasWings' inaugural flight from Miri to Mulu on Monday.
MasWings will take over the rural air services in Sabah and Sarawak from Fly Asian Xpress (FAX). It will operate nearly 200 flights weekly in the two states and between them using Fokker aircraft and Twin Otters. The airline is expected to be fully operational by December.
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