AirAsia has started flying a new route with its daily flight between Taipei and Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia.
The new route is being serviced by an Airbus A320 aircraft with a 180 passenger capacity.
Kota Kinabalu is the third destination within the carrier’s network to have direct flights to Taipei. Last year, AirAsia introduced daily flights to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok from the Taiwanese capital.
According to AirAsia chairman Dato Aziz Bakar, both AirAsia and AirAsia X have carried 129,000 passengers both inbound and outbound from Taipei since April 2009.
For the new Taipei-Kota Kinabalu route, the airline has sold more than 32,000 seats to date when tickets were opened for booking last November.
“I believe we have successfully established an important bridge between Kota Kinabalu and Taipei, and have made air travel more accessible for both leisure and business travellers.”
Meanwhile, the new AirAsia route has established the Sabah capital as the carrier’s second largest hub in Malaysia with a total of seven international and nine domestic destinations.
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