Wednesday, January 21, 2009

More flights for Ba Kelalan


MIRI: Ba Kelalan needs MASwings to increase its number of flights to meet regular, tourism, and other needs.

Currently, the rural airport is served by two Twin Otter flights from Miri and Lawas on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively, which is hardly sufficient to get more tourists to the cool highlands.

The road journey between Ba Kelalan and the nearest town, Lawas, could take between six and 12 hours and cost more than airfares as the owners of the 4WD-vehicles that ply them need to cover the heavy maintenance costs due to the bad condition of the road.

A flight would take only 30 minutes.

Many tourists have been heard saying that daily flights or at least four to five flights weekly, would enable them to come by road from Kota Kinabalu or fly in via Miri and Lawas and then return to their respective destinations without any fuss.

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