Hong Kong based Hong Kong Airlines will start flying to Kuching in April 2016.
The new international route was announced after a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and Hong Kong Airlines last week.
The board was represented by its chief executive officer Datu Ik Pahon Joyik, who is also permanent secretary to the Tourism Ministry, while the airline company was represented by its strategy and planning commercial department manager Andre Zhang.
As part of the agreement, the minister also said STB would provide incentives and support as part of the airline’s request to ensure sustainability of this route.
Hong Kong Airlines would be responsible for flight operations, aircraft maintenance, safety and security.