Saturday, March 17, 2018

Miri welcomes more international flights

MIRI: This resort city welcomes Indonesian airlines, Wings Air and Malindo Air to open up more international routes that would enhance Miri towards becoming the northern gateway of Borneo.

According to Assistant Minister of Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin, there is good road connectivity linking Miri with Brunei and Sabah.

“I’ve a good discussion with lndonesian Ambassador to Malaysia His Excellency Rusdi Kirana to look at possibilities for Wings Air to fly (to Miri) from other towns in Indonesia such as Balikpapan.

“Balikpapan shares similar oil history with Miri and Brunei. I strongly think the next route for Wings Air to explore is Balikpapan to Miri (route),” he stated in a joint press conference on Wings Air inaugural flight from Pontianak to this city at Miri Airport’s VIP waiting room on Thursday.

On Malindo Air, Lee told reporters that Rusdi would talk to Malindo Air’s top management on having the ‘twin cities’ promotion by connecting Miri with other destinations like Bali and Jakarta.

“The state government is very happy to work with Malindo Air and we will look into all possibilities to make tourism a successful part of the state’s economic growth,” he added.

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