Mulu National Park is one of the major tourist destinations to attract foreign tourists to the Land of the Hornbills. PIC BY KANDAU SIDI

MIRI: The limited number of flights to Mulu National Park was the number one complaint from foreign tourists who were keen to visit the World Heritage Site in Mulu National Park, here.

Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin said tourists would prefer to use air transportation, instead of a long and exhausting land route.

“We have received many complaints from tourists about limited flights to Mulu disrupting their travel plans.

“There are tourists who like to use land routes, including boats and four-wheel-drive vehicles (4WD), but the first choice is still travelling by air,” he said.

Lee said the two daily flights from Miri Airport To Mulu National Park were not sufficient to accommodate the rising number of tourists which increased almost every year.

“If the number of flights is full on that day, travellers are forced to wait the next day to make a reservation.

“Hence, MAS wings should take this matter seriously to increase the number of flights,” he said.