Monday, November 22, 2010

Sabah Wants More Direct International Flights

KOTA KINABALU -- More airlines will be invited to operate direct flights, including chartered, to help increase tourist arrivals to Sabah.

Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said this is important as over 90 percent of tourists to Sabah arrive via air.

Sabah has 112 direct flights weekly to 12 international destinations namely Brunei, Hong Kong, Shenzen, Jakarta, Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Manila and Clark (Philippines).

"We received 28 chartered flights from January until October. My ministry will add more tourist destinations in Sabah," he said in reply to a question by Datuk Liew Teck Chan (SAPP-Likas) in the state assembly here Monday.

Masidi was confident that the weekly flights would be increased from 112 to 121 by June 2011 in line with Kota Kinabalu's status as Malaysia Airlines (MAS) eastern hub.

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