KOTA KINABALU: China Southern Airline would be flying direct to Kota Kinabalu from Guangzhou twice weekly starting November 11, this year.
“What we are interested in is that it is the biggest domestic airline in China with the widest network. Guangzhou will be the hub for them to come to Kota Kinabalu,” Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said after launching the Rafflesia Spa Essentials here yesterday.
He also said his ministry was having serious talks with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) to restart direct flights from the state capital to Tokyo, Japan.
“We are hopeful that MAS will restart the flight once they have new aircraft,” he said.
According to the minister, the national airline is unable to provide the route for Sabah as it does not have enough aircraft.
Masidi also said that he would provide more input to the media on the results of the talks in the future.
Meanwhile, Masidi reiterated his call to the oil palm mills in Kinabatangan to keep their words and stop polluting the river.
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