KUCHING: Kalstar Aviation (Kalstar) is promoting its flight from Kuching to Pontianak via a low all-in fare as well as a new schedule for the convenience of travelers to Pontianak and other Indonesian cities.
Kuching branch manager Adlan Sabri said that as of February 6 this year, the departing time from Kuching had been moved to 10.05am, giving passengers ample time to arrive at Kuching International Airport (KIA) to check-in and board the aircraft.
“The promotional all-in fare of RM98 includes, 20 kilogrammes (kg) of check-in luggage, light refreshments, free seating as well as complimentary sports equipment check-in.
“Passengers with excess luggage need pay only RM7 per kg and this can be done at the check-in counter at the airport,” he explained.
With regards to connectivity from other cities, he noted that flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Kota Kinabalu, Miri and Sibu arrive at KIA around 9am.
With an arrival time of 9.40am in Pontianak (one hour behind Malaysian time), this would give transiting passengers sufficient time and the ability to continue their journey to Pontianak and onto other cities.
Apart from Kalstar’s main hub in Jakarta, other destinations from Pontianak include cities in Kalimantan such as Sintang, Putussibau, Ketapang and Sampit. Adlan noted that studies for more possible routes linking other cities in Borneo and Java are currently ongoing.
With a travel time of just 35 minutes, the bi-directional connectivity also makes it convenient for travelers from a wide range of segments such business travel, medical tourism (patients and professionals) as well as university students.
Passengers traveling in groups of five persons and more would be eligible for special group fare rates. In addition, the airline is promoting holiday packages via its travel agent partners here.
Kalstar is also planning to launch a frequent flyer miles reward programme next month as an added incentive for its passengers where they can redeem collected points for air tickets.
For enquiries and to book flights online, visit www.kalstaronline.com or call the Kuching branch at 010-9712009 or 082-461263. For group and charter rates, call the Jakarta call centre at 0062-2129343456.