Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew hailed Air Asia’s move to reinstate its Kota Kinabalu-Jakarta route on February 6.
She said it is a timely action, given the growing demand for travel overseas, following the reopening of Malaysia’s international borders for travellers from all countries in April 2022, and also the upcoming Chinese New Year festival where people may opt to holiday abroad.
“We welcome AirAsia’s inaugural flight from Jakarta to Kota Kinabalu post-pandemic, and note that this is the airline’s tenth international flight to Sabah.
“We understand the flight frequency is thrice weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,” she said.
AirAsia is scheduled to fly from Jakarta to Kota Kinabalu at 12.15pm (Jakarta time) on February 6, and arrive at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) at 3.55pm (Sabah time).