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More weekly flights to Kuching have been approved by the Sarawak Disaster Management Comitee (SDMC) from tomorrow, 14 January 2022.
Previously, SDMC had approved 149 flights to Kuching to avoid ‘London ticket pricing’ during Phase Three of the National Recovery Plan (NRP).
This time around, the number of flights to Kuching have increased to 279 flights with flights from Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru and Penang getting an increase.
Based on the flight schedule comparison, flighst by Malindo and Scoot remain the same, but frequencies on both AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines have increased significantly.
The increase of flights to Kuching will likely push ticket prices further down, providing ample flights for the the coming Chinese New Year celebrations.
On top of that, Malaysia Airlines is having on-going early promo deals if you book your flight early.
Flight prices to Kuching
The increase of weekly flights to Kuching have immediate effect on ticket prices to Kuching.
Checks on the Malaysia Airlines website show that prices for a flight to Kuching from Kuala Lumpur hover around RM187 – RM250.
However, from 27th January to 1st February 2022, flights pick up in price ranging between RM300 – RM801, before returning back to hover between RM187 – RM250.
For AirAsia, a one way ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching is below RM200 although it’s noticeable that the prices too go up from 27 January 2022 onwards but seem to be much lower than Malaysia Airlines.
Nonetheless, do bear in mind that AirAsia is a no frills airlines and if you are bringing luggage, you might have to pay additional cost.
That said, do check all the airlines flying your route and choose a flight that suits you best.