Friday, June 10, 2016

Good response to Hong Kong Airlines flight to Kuching

KUCHING: There has been positive response to Hong Kong Airlines flying here ever since its first flight to the state capital on May 28 which registered about 80 per cent load.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said this is despite the sector being a new route for the airline.

“On June 1, both the inbound and outbound were at full 174 passengers, while on June 4, the inbound was at 174 passengers and the outbound to Hong Kong was at 170.

“On June 8, the inbound flight was at 174, while the outbound was at 150. With Chinese tourists making out most of the numbers,

we see this as an exciting development to the state tourism sector,” he said.

He added that the Sarawak Tourism Ministry was also getting Malindo Air and Air Asia to have direct international flights from Shenzen and South Korea to Miri to promote Sarawak’s northern city as another tourist hub for the state.

He was speaking to reporters at a press conference after the briefing and handing-over of duty from the Youth, Sports and Solidarity Ministry to Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry.