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Liew lauds AirAsia for resuming Guangzhou-KK, Shenzen-KK flights


22 February 2023

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Christina Liew lauded AirAsia's endeavour to resume international flights from Guangzhou to Kota Kinabalu and Shenzhen to Kota Kinabalu next week.


She said she was informed by Air Asia that it will be its 6th resumption of international flights from Guangzhou to Kota Kinabalu on March 2, and 7th such resumption from Shenzhen to Kota Kinabalu on March 3, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020.


"We wholeheartedly welcome Air Asia's commitment to reinstate its flight services to the level of pre-Covid 19, in support of the Government's relentless effort to boost the tourism industry in Sabah in particular.


"With the latest initiative to revive direct flights from the two destinations to Kota Kinabalu, we anticipate a surge of tourists from China this year," she said in a statement on Wednesday.


With effect from March 1, the frequency of flights from Kota Kinabalu-Guangzhou will be four times a week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Monday), and vice versa with effect from March 2, that is, four times a week from Guangzhou-Kota Kinabalu (Thursday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday).


As for the Kota Kinabalu-Shenzhen route, with effect from March 2, the frequency of flights will be three times a week (Thursday, Saturday, Tuesday), and vice versa with effect from March 3, that is, three times a week from Shenzhen-Kota Kinabalu (Friday, Sunday, Wednesday).


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