AirAsia to grow Sarawak into regional tourism hub

KUCHING – Sarawak is an important market for AirAsia and there are many plans in the pipeline to help boost its tourism activities, revenue and creation of job opportunities in the State, said AirAsia Group CEO, Dato’ Sri Tony Fernandes. AirAsia declared that the carrier is very committed to Sarawak and would continue to work closely with the State Government and its agencies especially the tourism bodies to further develop Sarawak into a regional tourism hub. The carrier also hopes to provide ample job opportunities to the people of Sarawak, supported by plans by the State Government to establish a Low Cost Carrier Terminal in the state capital in the future. “We are very delighted that AirAsia has now secured rights to fly from Kuching and Kota Kinabalu direct to Singapore, in addition to an increased frequency for our Kuala Lumpur-Singapore sector. We look forward to service the Penang-Singapore sector as well. This is another step towards the further liberalization of aviation industry especially between Malaysia and Singapore.” He added that the introduction of direct flights between the East Malaysian states and Singapore would be a boost for the tourism industry and the economy in general. AirAsia flies a total of 182 flights weekly into and within Sarawak.

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