15 January 2010
KUALA LUMPUR -- Low-cost airline, AirAsia, on Friday celebrated its maiden flight to Kota Kinabalu (KK) from Taipei.
In a statement here on Friday, AirAsia said the new international destination would establish KK as its second largest hub in Malaysia with a total of seven international and nine domestic destinations.
"The route, which was opened for booking in November 2009, received excellent response. Over 32,000 seats were sold to date," it said.
Chairman of AirAsia, Datuk Aziz Bakar, said besides Taipei, KK would also connect guests to Brunei, Jakarta, Shenzhen, Macau, Clark and Singapore.
"To date, we have carried 129,000 guests both inbound and outbound from Taipei since April 2009 and the numbers are still growing," he said.