KOTA KINABALU: Airasia Berhad has introduced its first airbus to its Sabah sector helping to boost the tourism industry and bringing the state closer to its target of 2.6 million tourists this year.
Making its maiden flight from the Kota Kinabalu Terminal 2 to Kuala Lumpur at 7.25am, the low-cost carrier’s first A320 Airbus returned at 12.50pm yesterday.
Present to welcome the passengers were Sabah Tourism Board chairman Tengku Datuk Adlin Zainal and Airasia staff.
The A320 Airbus has a capacity of 180 passengers, bigger storage compartment and outfitted with AirAsia’s signature leather seats in comparison to the Boeing 737-300which can accommodate only 148 passengers.
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