Sarawakians looking to travel back home ahead of the state polls and Christmas can look forward to possible cheaper air ticket prices as Malaysia Airlines will be operating additional flights from 11 December
The national airline has received approval from the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to operate additional flights to Sarawak for the period of 11 December to 5 January 2022, reported Bernama.
Among the routes getting additional flights are:
Kuala Lumpur-Kuching route: 35 flights, increased from 21 weekly
KL-Bintulu: 14 flights, increased from seven weekly
KL-Miri route: 14 flights, increased from seven weekly
KL-Sibu routes: 14 flights, increased from seven weekly
However, the flight frequency for the Kota Kinabalu-Kuching route will remain seven times weekly.
The additional flights may mean cheaper air tickets
"As airlines execute dynamic pricing based on supply and demand, fares may vary depending on the date, time, and remaining seat availability. When more capacity is available in the market, fares will naturally go down. Malaysia Airlines will continue to adjust the capacity or frequency as advised by SDMC. Customers are encouraged to book their flight tickets early to be able to obtain a lower fare," it said in a statement.
This comes after Sarawakians called out local airline companies for hiking up their air ticket prices in December and making it difficult for East Malaysians to travel home this festive season: