Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Sarawak Tourism Board in negotiations with Taiwanese airline for Taipei-Kuching route

KUCHING: Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) is currently negotiating with a Taiwanese airline for a direct flight between Taipei and Kuching.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, however, declined to disclose the airline.

“At the moment, STB is negotiating with an airline from Taiwan for the possibility of a direct flight between Taipei and Kuching, which I don’t want to disclose now,” said Abang Johari at his Hari Raya open house at Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka today.

Abang Johari, who is also Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture said that Hong Kong airlines is looking into the possibility to increase the direct flight to Kuching.

He said the twice weekly direct flight to Kuching had received positive response in group bookings from Hong Kong.

“Apparently the direct flight between Kuching and Hong Kong has received good response which shows that our promotion is successful,” he pointed out.