Airline Needed For Sabah and Sarawak

December 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

It would be good news if Sabah and Sarawak got a new regional airline. In making the call, Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the new airline was vital and could concentrate on meeting the increasing demand of passengers flying from Sabah and Sarawak to various domestic and international destinations.

As Sabah and Sarawak are very large states, it would help to have more flights connecting the major towns to make travel more comfortable

Sabah and Sarawak have incredibly dense forests hosting a wealth of wildlife. This unique environment is a major attraction with eco-tourism becoming more and more popular. These two states are also very large, so it would help to have more flights connecting the major towns and cities to make travel more convenient and comfortable.

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Sabah has proposed that a new regional airline be established to serve the needs of Sabah and Sarawak.

In making the call, Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the new airline was vital and could concentrate on meeting the increasing demand of passengers flying from Sabah and Sarawak to various domestic and international destinations.

He was speaking at the Sabah Tourism Awards 2011 presentation, here, Saturday night.

According to Masidi, the number of arrivals in Sabah saw positive growth, which meant that there was a need to increase flight frequencies between Sabah and other destinations.

“I am pleased to announce that the (state) ministry’s target of 2.63 million arrivals for this year is in sight.

“For the first time ever, we have achieved double digit growth of 15 per cent from January to September this year,” he said.

Meanwhile, three Minister’s Special Awards were given to Mount Kinabalu porters comprising locals of Kundasang, Sabah’s veteran athlete who played a significant role as Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon director Datuk Balwant Singh Kler, and TVB Hong Kong for playing a major role in promoting Sabah abroad.

Malaysia’s low-cost carrier AirAsia was best in the airline category, while Malaysia Airlines Hong Kong and Royal Brunei Airlines won the best airline station and best foreign airline awards respectively .

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, Tuaran won the Excellence in Hotel Award in the five-star category, while Abai Jungle Lodge, Kinabatangan and Misompuru Homestay, Kudat won in the Best Nature Lodge and Best Homestay categories respectively.

Source: Bernama

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