MIRI, Sarawak, 25 February 2022: Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), launched its maiden passenger service between Miri and Singapore Wednesday, making it the airline’s second service to Sarawak, on top of its existing flights to Kuching.

The inaugural flight, TR400, departed at 1220 from Singapore
and was welcomed with a water cannon salute as the A320 aircraft taxied down
the runway at Miri International Airport (MYY) at 1420*.

R to L: Jauhari, Kamaruzzaman, YB Adam, Dato Sri Lee, Datuk Sebastian, Datu Buckland speaking at the press conference after the arrival of the Scoot’s inaugural direct flight from Singapore to Miri.

On arrival, passengers were also greeted with special
performances by Sarawak cultural troupes, which provided them with a glimpse of
Miri’s rich cultural diversity and heritage.

Sarawak Minister for Transport Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin said
this inaugural flight by Scoot marked a good beginning of direct international
flights into Miri City, a renowned destination for nature and adventure-based
tourism products and for its oil and gas industry.

Scoot’s A320 aircraft is greeted with a ceremonial two-hose ‘water salute’ upon reaching MIA.

“Scoot is the first airline from Singapore to land at Miri
Airport. I wish to express my thanks to Scoot’s top management for its decision
and support to fly the Singapore – Miri route. This inaugural flight marks the
beginning of a foreign airline that flies direct to Miri City from Singapore.
It will be a boost to Miri’s tourism industry and business travels. Miri has a
lot to offer in terms of tourism and business activities, especially oil and
gas.

“I sincerely hope that Scoot will work closely with our
Sarawak Tourism Board, tourism industry players, business communities and
Sarawak Trade And Tourism Office in Singapore to promote this new route.
Wishing Scoot all the very best and success in this new route,” he added.

“Scoot is delighted to launch this new route to Miri, the
northern gateway to the state of Sarawak. The launch of the twice-weekly
flights to Miri is testament to Scoot’s continued commitment to serving the
varied travel needs between Singapore and Malaysia, and providing connectivity
via Singapore to and from our wider network of 71 destinations worldwide, at
great value fares,” said Scoot chief commercial officer, Calvin Chan.

Sarawak Tourism Board chief executive officer Puan Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor commented: “We are heartened to welcome passengers from Singapore to Miri, Sarawak on this momentous inaugural flight. With a unique plethora of culture, adventure, nature, food, and festivals, we are certain travellers from Singapore will enjoy the many offerings of Sarawak. With the addition of this new direct route to Miri, we look forward to welcoming more visitors from Singapore during the upcoming holiday season.”

“We will continue creating meaningful experiences for our
travellers whilst spearheading responsible tourism initiatives, as we believe
it will contribute to the wellbeing of our local communities and the
environment,” she added.

Four airlines operating 17 routes are currently serving Miri
airport.

Miri is home to a wide range of picturesque flora and fauna;
travellers can enjoy numerous wildlife attractions and pristine national parks,
such as the Gunung Mulu National Park.

Flight
Schedule for Services between Singapore and Miri (23 February-26 March 2022)

Sector Flight No. Departure Arrival Frequency
Singapore (SIN) – Miri (MYY) TR400 1220 1420 Wednesday, Saturday
Miri (MYY) – Singapore (SIN) TR401 1500 1700 Wednesday, Saturday

All
times
local. Schedules are subject to changes and regulatory approval.