Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tiger Airways to boost tourism in Sarawak

KUCHING: Sarawak expects a 30% increase in arrivals from Singa­pore following a fourth airline servicing the Singapore-Kuching route.

State Tourism and Urban Deve­lop­ment Minister Datuk Michael Manyin said if the state could tap 3% of the seven million tourists from Europe, Japan, South Korea and Australia visiting Singapore annually, it would help boost its tourism industry.

He was speaking to reporters after welcoming 177 passengers on board the Tiger Airways inaugural flight that landed at the Kuching International Airport on Thursday afternoon.

The other airlines providing the Singapore-Kuching direct service are Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and SilkAir.

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