KUALA LUMPUR: Budget airline AirAsia will fly to Macau daily from Kota Kinabalu next month.
At the same time, it will also fly four times weekly from the Sabah capital and Kuching to Penang.
AirAsia executive vice-president (commercial) Kathleen Tan said the flights to Macau from Feb 6 were an expansion of the Kota Kinabalu hub’s international connectivity and a response to market demands.
“Our low fares are expected to attract traffic from not just Macau but also from southern China,” she said, adding that visitors from Sabah and Sarawak could now take direct flights to Macau.
“We added our third frequency to Macau early last month from our Kuala Lumpur hub due to exceptionally-high demand for the route.
“We are confident that our new flights from Kota Kinabalu will be another winner,” she said.
The flights to Penang will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with the first flights from both Kota Kinabalu and Kuching on Feb 7.
Tan said: “The rapid expansion of flights connecting Sabah and Sarawak to the peninsula will help boost tourism and stimulate economic growth.
“The current market has increased demand for the two hubs to connect to Penang,” she said.
The introductory fares for the Kuching-Penang flight will start from RM19.99 while the Kota Kinabalu-Penang flight will cost at least RM29.99. Tickets from Kota Kinabalu to Macau will start from RM49.99.
Source : STAR
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