The fare excludes airport taxes, fuel surcharges and fees, and is for one-way travel.
The thrice-weekly flight is AirAsia’s first international connection from Sarawak.
AirAsia Kuching station manager Shanmugamnathan Suppiah said as Macau was an important gateway to Hong Kong and southern China, the direct service would boost the state's tourism.
He said AirAsia would consider mounting daily flights if there was good demand from travellers.
STB chief executive officer Gracie Geikie urged local tour operators and hoteliers to come up with special packages to attract expatriates from Macau, and Chinese nationals in the mainland and Hong Kong to spend their holidays in Sarawak.
“ We will meet travel agents and tour operators in Macau, Hong Kong and China to promote the Kuching-Macau service,” she added.
Geikie said the direct flight would reduce travel costs and time for those travelling to Sarawak via Macau and vice-versa.
She also hoped AirAsia would introduce direct flights from Sarawak to other popular destinations like Bangkok.
Source : STAR
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