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MAS will only fly the KL – Kuching route once a week

There would be only one flight a week servicing the Kuching – Kuala Lumpur route starting this week.

The Borneo Post reported that the Malaysian Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, had confirmed that Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has given its assurance that flights between Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia will continue in the third phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

According to the report Wee’s discussion with MAB’s senior management confirmed that the airline would continue providing one flight per week from Kuala Lumpur to three destinations.

One of the destinations in mention was the Kuching – Kuala Lumpur route, while the other two would be from Kuala Lumpur to Miri and Kota Kinabalu respectively.

Wee also elaborated that these services will be connected via MASwings from these destinations namely Miri-Bintulu-Miri; Kuching-Sibu-Kuching; and Sibu-Bintulu-Sibu.

The airline will add additional flights to Kuching, Miri or Kota Kinabalu starting next week, if there is demand.

Freight/cargo services by MAS will be scheduled three times a week to Kuching.

The list of flights to Sarawak can be seen below.

FLights to kuching during mco

Yesterday, it was noted during the Covid-19 briefing that MAS, Malindo and AirAsia had informed the Sarawak Government that they would be suspending all flights into Sarawak from 15 – 30 April 2020.

In a press statement released the same day, the Sarawak government had stated they disagree with such decision.

 

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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