KUCHING: Rayani Air Sdn Bhd hopes to help Sarawak boost its tourism sector through Rayani Air, which landed here last night on its Kuala
Lumpur-Kuching maiden flight.
In this regard, Rayani Air executive director, Ravi Alagendrran said Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline would work closely with Sarawak
Tourism Board (STB).
“We want to provide the best service at low cost to passengers and tourists to the state. We will also promote a joint package with STB,” he told a media conference here last night.
Also present was STB marketing director Benedict Jimbau.
Rayani Air’s Boeing 737-400 carrying 120 passengers arrived at Kuching International Airport at 9.50 pm last night from Kuala Lumpur.
The Kuala Lumpur-Kuching route is Rayani Air’s fourth after Kuala Lumpur-Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur-Kota Baharu and Kuala Lumpur-Langkawi.
Meanwhile, Jimbau said travellers now have a new alternative other than the existing airlines to come to Sarawak. Rayani Air manager (Commercial), Kulenthiran Balakrishnan said the airline would operate 11 flights weekly on the Kuala Lumpur-Kuching route, seven flights
weekly on the Kuala Lumpur-Kota Kinabalu route and three flights weekly on the Kota Kinabalu-Kuching route.
“In future we plan to open the Kuching-Penang and Kota Kinabalu-Johor Bahru routes. Apart from that we are trying our best to strengthen our market in East Malaysia. As part of our expansion plan, we want to fly from Kuching-Miri, Kuching-Tawau, Kuching-Sandakan and Kuching-Labuan,” he said.- BERNAMA