KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 2019 : AirAsia Bhd celebrated its new Kota Kinabalu-Sibu route yesterday following the recent commencement of its commercial service aimed at further increasing connectivity to Sarawak.
“We are pleased to kick off 2019 with our new commercial service from Kota Kinabalu to Sibu and Bintulu,” said AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat in a statement.
Last year, the low-cost carrier flew 1.2 million guests to and from Sibu and over 669,000 guests in and out of Bintulu.
“We are committed to improving the connectivity between Sarawak and Sabah and with the additional twice daily direct flights from Kota Kinabalu, we foresee the number of visitors to both Sibu and Bintulu increasing significantly, further boosting connectivity between second-tier cities in Sabah/Sarawak,” he added.
AirAsia now operates to four destinations from Sibu – Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu – with 90 one-way flights weekly, and to three destinations from Bintulu – Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu – with 56 one-way flights per week.
To celebrate the new service, AirAsia is offering all-in-fares from RM59* from Sibu to Kota Kinabalu on airasia.com and the AirAsia mobile app from now until Feb 3, 2019 for immediate travel until July 31, 2019. – Bernama