LAHAD DATU: This district in Sabah has a million hectares of oil palm, a population of 200,000 as well as two internationally renowned eco-tourism destinations, but only one small airport.
Hence the desire for a new airport that can accommodate aircraft bigger than the Fokker now in use.
The airport was built in 1965, about a kilometre from the coastal town centre.
FlyAsianXpress (FAX) has been providing two or three flights a day to Kota Kinabalu since it took over the route late last year. Before that, Malaysia Airlines operated four or five flights a day on that route.
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