KUCHING: Air Asia is prepared to mount direct flights between Miri and Singapore on one condition – sufficient load factor, both ways.
Urban Development and Tourism Minister, Datuk Michael Manyin Jawong, said the low cost carrier’s chief executive officer, Datuk Seri Tony Fernandez, had assured him recently that he (Tony) would consider the Miri-Singapore direct flight within the next three months.
“The problem is not having enough load. If the load is low, definitely now, they (Air Asia) will not do it because the fuel price is so high. So definitely, they would like to see whether it is viable and profitable or not,” he said.
Manyin said the inaugural Kuching-Singapore flight recently recorded a load factor of about 80%, which was considered above normal.
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