KL-Sandakan direct flights to begin soon


  • Nation
  • Friday, 07 Mar 2003

KUCHING: Air Asia will launch daily direct flights in the Kuala Lumpur–Sandakan and Kuala Lumpur–Sibu sectors from next month. 

It will be the first airline to operate a non-stop flight between Kuala Lumpur and Sandakan.  

The flight, beginning April 7, will take two hours and 50 minutes, Air Asia said in a statement yesterday. 

Air Asia now operates non-stop flights in the Kuala Lumpur–Tawau route. 

Beginning April 14, the airline will fly from Kuala Lumpur to Sibu, its third destination in Sarawak after the state capital and Miri.  

Air Asia said it now operated a fleet of six 737-300 aircraft and would take delivery of a seventh aircraft this month. 

The airline started operations a year ago, and has carried over 1.4 million passengers. 

It now operates flights to Langkawi, Penang, Kota Baru, Kuala Terengganu, Miri, Labuan, Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, Alor Star and here from the KL International Airport. 

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