Royal Brunei Airlines will start flying to Sarawak in November, raising expectations of increased tourist arrivals to the state, particularly from Australia and northern Asia.
Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) marketing manager Mary Wan Mering said the airline would fly thrice weekly from Bandar Seri Begawan to Kuching beginning Nov 1.
“We regard Bandar Seri Begawan as an important hub for us because Royal Brunei flies a lot to South Korea, Japan, China and Hong Kong,” she said.
She added that STB would team up with Royal Brunei to market the new flights at the airline’s various destinations, starting with Australia.
She said Sarawak currently received about 20,000 tourists from Australia.
Source : STAR
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