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Tue, 12 June 2018

AirAsia to Launch Flights Between Bangkok and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

AirAsia will launch flights between Bangkok (Don Mueang) and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on 16 August 2018.

 Thai Air Asia's Don Mueang - Kota Kinabalu flights will operate three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Sabah Tourism has reported that in 2017, visits to the state increased 9.4% year-on-year with Kota Kinabalu city the main destination for most arrivals.

Thai AirAsia Airbus A320 at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Click to enlarge.

Santisuk Klongchaiya, CEO of Thai AirAsia, said, “Kota Kinabalu is a high potential tourism market. On top of being an important flight base for AirAsia, serving both domestic and international flights, it is also the gateway to Sabah state and home to splendid natural attractions, including Mount Kota Kinabalu which claims ASEAN’s fourth highest peak and a UNESCO World Heritage site known the world over. In 2017, Kota Kinabalu International Airport came second as Malaysia’s most travelled airport following Kuala Lumpur International Airport, underlining its wide appeal as a destination.”

AirAsia currently operates the most connections between Thailand and Malaysia with 9 routes. The carrier now flies Don Mueang-Kuala Lumpur 84 times per week, Don Mueang-Penang 14 times a week, Don Mueang-Johor Bahru 11 times weekly, Hat Yai-Kuala Lumpur 11 times per week, Hua Hin-Kuala Lumpur 4 times a week, Chiang Mai-Kuala Lumpur 7 times a week, Phuket-Kuala Lumpur 7 times per week and Krabi-Kuala Lumpur 21 times a week. All of the flights are serviced by both Thai AirAsia (FD) and AirAsia Malaysia (AK).

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