"Sarawak is known as an eco-tourism sector and our main problem is connectivity. This conference will give insights to the airlines executive, that there is such a place called Kuching in Borneo where they can expand their market potential in Asia,” he said when announcing Routes Asia 2014."
How many foreign Airline that stop over at Kuching International Airport ?
Kuching International Airport, with a volume of 4.86 million passengers
recorded last year, is the door to exquisite Borneo niche tourism but
was challenged with connectivity problems, says its Tourism Minister
Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg.
Currently, direct flights from Kuching to other international
destinations include Brunei, Singapore and Pontianak in Indonesia. Other launched direct flights, which had been cancelled, include Kuching
to Perth, Macau and Bali. Direct flights from Kuching to Singapore
operated by Tiger Airways was also cancelled after three years.