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Flights to Sarawak capped at RM300/way for Gawai

The government will implement a price cap for flights between Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak during the coming Gawai celebrations.

According to a news article by New Straits Times, this will see the flights prices for any route between West and East Malaysia limited to RM300 one way, excluding fees and taxes.

The report said the announcement was made by Malaysia Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook, who said the government will purchase the remaining 17,708 one-way flight tickets from the West Malaysia to Sabah and Sarawak.

The flights for Sarawak total total in 8,805, specifically for Gawai, for a three day period.

The government also plans to charter flights from Johor Bharu to Sibu with Batik Air, with the special charter flight scheduled three days preceding Gawai.

It is understood that these subsidised tickets will be for flights on May 29 to 31.

Flight tickets are already available via Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Batik Air and MyAirlines with the government spending around RM5.8 million to RM11.4 million for the flights which also include flights to Sabah.


Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.

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