Saturday, November 01, 2008

AirAsia Targets 2 Mln Passengers To Sabah This Year

KOTA KINABALU -- Low-cost airline AirAsia Bhd expects the number of passengers on its flights to Sabah to surpass its previous record of 1.8 million last year to over 2 million this year.

Its chairman Datuk Aziz Bakar said with 90 per cent of transportation to Sabah via air, it was a crucial destination for AirAsia, with Sabah viewed as a gateway for trade, investment and tourism.

"AirAsia has also assisted in generating various economic opportunities here since its service was launched in Sabah six years ago," he said at the launching of the inaugural AirAsia Kota Kinabalu-Singapore route at Terminal 2 of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, here.

Today also saw the maiden flight for the new route, one of the two new flights from East Malaysia to Singapore launched by AirAsia. The Kuching-Singapore route also commenced today.

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