KOTA KINABALU, 7 February 2017: Sabah’s tourism prospects are looking up as more airlines establish flights to the East Malaysian state.
Sabah Tourism Board general manager, Gordon Yapp, said Xiamen Airlines’ inaugural nonstop flight from Fuzhou to Kota Kinabalu, last week, signals the city’s status as the gateway city to East Malaysia.
In addition, Malindo Air is planning four weekly direct flights to Taipei. Sabah enjoyed a double-digit growth in tourist arrivals from Taiwan last year.
Quoting general manager of Xiamen Airlines, Guo Yuan, Yapp said the three times weekly nonstop flights will create a convenient channel for Chinese nationals to enjoy a holiday escape in East Malaysia.
The airline, based in Xiamen, Fujian province, China, also offers nonstop flights between Fujian and Kuala Lumpur.