AirAsia Flies Direct Don Mueang-Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) Experience Natural Wonders of the Northern Borneo Island Fares Start at Only 1,190 THB*One Way

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Monday June 11, 2018 14:50
Bangkok--11 Jun--AirAsia

AirAsia invites you to visit the natural heritage of the world with its Bangkok (Don Mueang) – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, flight taking off from this 16 August 2018 onward with a promotional fare starting at only 1,190 THB* one way. Book during 11-17 June 2018 for travel from 16 August 2018 – 13 August 2019 at www.airasia.com and all other ticketing channels.

Santisuk Klongchaiya, CEO of Thai AirAsia (flight code FD), said AirAsia Group continues to affirm its commitment as a truly Asean airline that flies to all 10 countries of the bloc by regularly adding connections to its network across Southeast Asia. The group's latest route is a direct flight from Don Mueang Airport to Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia 3 times a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday), the first AirAsia's connection between Thailand and Malaysia's eastern region. Today AirAsia is the only airline to offer direct flight between the two cities and is hopeful it will spur tourism and economic growth for both countries.

"Kota Kinabalu is a high potential tourism market. On top of being an important flight base for AirAsia, serving both domestic and international flights, it is also the gateway to Sabah state and home to splendid natural attractions, including Mount Kota Kinabalu which claims Asean's fourth highest peak and a UNESCO World Heritage site known the world over.

"In 2017, Kota Kinabalu International Airport came second as Malaysia's most travelled airport following Kuala Lumpur International Airport, underlining its wide appeal as a destination," Mr. Santisuk added.

Kota Kinabalu is favoured by travellers looking for enjoyable experiences in nature due to its abundant mountains and coasts. It is also brimming with fun activities such as Via Ferrata to the peak of Mount Kinabalu, a vertical approach to climbing considered to be the world's best location for such activity.

Visitors looking for a more relaxed time will still find plenty to do as the destination features short nature treks at Kinabalu National Park, White Water Rafting along the Kadamaian River, Canopy Walk and Poring Hot Spring, Desa Cattle Dairy Farm, Sabah Tea Garden, and marine activities at Borneo Reef World.

In addition, Sabah Tourism reported that in 2017, visits to the state increased 9.4 percent from the year prior with Kota Kinabalu city the main destination for most arrivals.

AirAsia currently operates the most connections between Thailand and Malaysia in total of 9 routes, with 3 flights per week from Don Mueang to Kota Kinabalu to be its latest addition. The carrier now flies Don Mueang-Kuala Lumpur 84 times a week, Don Mueang-Penang 14 times a week, Don Mueang-Johor Bahru 11 times a week, Hat Yai-Kuala Lumpur 11 times a week, Hua Hin-Kuala Lumpur 4 times a week, Chiang Mai-Kuala Lumpur 7 times a week, Phuket-Kuala Lumpur 7 times a week and Krabi-Kuala Lumpur 21 times a week. All of the flights are serviced by both Thai AirAsia (FD) and AirAsia Malaysia (AK).

AirAsia is providing a special promotional fare for the new route starting at only 1,190 THB* per trip from today to 17 June 2018 for travel from 16 August 2018-13 August 2019 at www.airasia.com and all ticketing channels. For AirAsia-related news, promotions and activities, visit AirAsia's Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia) and Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia).

*Fares are one way and are inclusive of airport duties but exclude auxiliary service fees and credit card, debit card or charge card processing fees. Airline's terms and conditions apply.
Flight schedule for Bangkok (Don Mueang-DMK) – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (BKI) (As of 11 June 2018)
Flight   From   To   Departure   Arrival     Frequency
FD470   DMK   BKI   09.30 hrs.   13.35 hrs.   Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
FD471   BKI   DMK   15.00 hrs.   17.05 hrs.   Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Notice: All times are local unless otherwise stated.

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