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Getting around by air

AirAsia can get you to Kuching, KK, KL, Johor Bahru (across the causeway from Singapore) and Singapore, while Malaysia Airlines flies to KL.

Miri is the main hub of the Malaysia Airlines subsidiary MASwings (www.maswings.com.my), whose inexpensive flights serve destinations such as Gunung Mulu National Park, Bario and Ba Kelalan (in the Kelabit Highlands), Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, Marudi, Limbang, Lawas, Pulau Labuan and KK.

Miri’s airport has a separate check-in area for MASwings’ ‘Rural Air Service’ routes, eg to Gunung Mulu National Park and Bario. If you’re flying on a Twin Otter, you’ll be asked weigh yourself on a giant scale while holding your carry-on.

Free wi-fi is available at Starbuck’s, on the airport’s check-in level. In the departure area (beyond security), the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf also has wi-fi; the password is posted next to the cash register.