Malaysian Airline System Bhd will commence its flight operations in the new Bintulu airport in Sarawak Sunday, it was announced Saturday.

Flight MH2314 operated using the F50 from Kuching will be the first Malaysia Airlines commercial flight into Bintulu’s new airport, scheduled to touch down at 0655 hours today (Sunday), said the national carrier in a statement Saturday.

The B737 aircraft service from Kuching meanwhile is expected to arrive at 0925 hours at Bintulu’s new airport, situated 23km from Bintulu city centre.

The new Bintulu airport, with a runway of 2,750 metres and a terminal building of 10,000 sq metres floor space, is equipped with the latest facilities to handle a total of one wide-body jet aircraft, one Boeing 737 and three Fokker 50 aircraft at any one time.

The new Bintulu airport.

Tomorrow will also see the inauguration of non-stop Kuala Lumpur-Bintulu jet service flights.

The MH2740 flight from Kuala Lumpur will depart the KL International Airport (KLIA) at 0800 hours and scheduled to arrive at Bintulu new aiport at 1010 hours.

The non-stop return flight MH2741 will depart Bintulu for KLIA at 1055 hours. – Bernama