AirAsia welcomes the announcement by the Sarawak State Transport Minister Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin to boost flight frequency into the state starting 1 November 2021, further easing the limitation of flights and reducing airfares.
To welcome the announcement, guests can book their flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching, Miri, Sibu and Bintulu with all-in fares from just RM99 one way. The flights are now available for booking on its Super App starting 1 November 2021 until 31 March 2022.
Riad Asmat, CEO of AirAsia Malaysia said: “AirAsia will be operating a total of 113 weekly flights from the Peninsula and Sabah into Sarawak, with the assurance of the highest safety standards and protocols in place. This is more than double the 34 weekly flights we operate from outside of the state into Sarawak presently, and on top of the 76 weekly domestic flights we operate within Sarawak.”
“Sarawak is a very important market and strategic hub for AirAsia and we look forward to returning to the pre-Covid levels, if not better, when we used to have 558 weekly flights to, from and within the state. The airline has six A320s stationed in our Kuching hub and with this positive development we will be scaling up operations and able to provide more jobs for Sarawakians.”
As part of its strict Covid-19 mitigation plan, only fully-vaccinated guests are accepted onboard AirAsia flights and self check-in via the airasia Super App is mandatory.