KUCHING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT adds 100 parking bays (in addition to its existing 840) in the interest of ensuring comfort, convenience and safety for all
The history of Kuching International Airport dates back to the 1950s when it served as the main airport for all three British territories in Northern Borneo, ie Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei.
It has evolved over the decades, and continues to cater to a growing number of travellers who are drawn in by the state’s unique flora and fauna, heritage and captivating festivals such as the Hari Gawai (Harvest Festival) and Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF).
As more and more travellers flock to the ‘City of Cats’, Kuching International Airport is constantly looking at ways to ensure guests a joyful experience while travelling through the premises. With increased numbers of travellers, naturally, one of the areas that required attention was traffic build-up at the airport kerbside. Vehicles are often parked along the kerbside as the drivers wait to pick up or drop off their passengers, and this inevitably causes traffic congestion and inconvenience to others. Not only that, it might also pose some degree of danger to passengers walking across to the kerbside when there is an influx of vehicles.
To provide comfort and convenience for the drivers as well as to ensure the safety of passengers, Kuching International Airport has provided a total of 100 extra parking bays in addition to the existing 840. Easily accessible, the parking facility comes with affordable parking rates of RM2 for the first hour, and RM1 for the subsequent hour (a maximum of RM24 for one day). The upgrade is also timely in anticipation of higher arrival numbers of travellers in conjunction with the ‘Visit Malaysia 2020’ campaign.
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