KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has become a choice destination for those living in Singapore thanks to the global economic downturn which has seen short-haul and regional flights becoming more popular.
Previously, Singaporeans preferred travelling to Europe and Australia.
"But now, shorter trips, where the Singapore currency can go further, are a better choice. Sabah, especially Kota Kinabalu, is ideal," said Tiger Airways head of communications Matt Hobbs.
The Singapore-based budget airline began its inaugural flight to the state capital yesterday with 110 passengers.
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