KUCHING: Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said he was confident that the bold move by MASwings, Malaysia’s first commuter airline, in serving the rural areas would boost Sarawak’s economy.
Taib said rural air services (RAS) would not only become a way of life, but would also spur eco-tourism and help connect the state’s rural areas to the world.
He was confident that RAS would prove to be a profitable venture for MASwings.
Taib nevertheless pointed out that RAS depended very much on connecting services from Kuching and Miri in Sarawak, and Kota Kinabalu in Sabah.
“RAS is on the way to becoming a way of life. MASwings has taken a bold step by giving priority to it (RAS) in Sabah and Sarawak.
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