KOTA KINABALU, 13 December 2022 – AirAsia, the World’s best Low Cost Airline for 13 years in a row, resumed its much sought-after direct route to Kota Kinabalu from Taipei on 10 December with an exciting activation at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA). Flight AK1511 from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) landed at KKIA and was greeted with a welcoming ceremony as well as a water cannon salute to celebrate the long awaited resumption of this route.This comes after Taipei reopened its borders to international travelers and lifted its mandatory COVID-19 quarantine restrictions for arrivals.Noredah Othman, CEO of Sabah Tourism Board said: “We’re delighted to announce that we’ve exceeded our total target for arrivals this year, but we’re still far from being done! With this reinstatement, we hope to welcome more frequent independent travelers (FITs) and incentive group travelers from Taipei. We’d like to thank AirAsia for its commitment towards expanding the connectivity to Sabah. The increasing demand for flights between Taipei and Kota Kinabalu is a clear reflection of Sabah’s growing popularity as a preferred destination for North Asian travelers. With the reinstatement of the Kota Kinabalu Taipei route, the total international direct air connectivity to Sabah with AirAsia has increased to 4 cities around Asia which are Taipei, Singapore, Manila and Bangkok. Kota Kinabalu has always been an immensely popular destination in East Malaysia. With this resumption, visitors from Taipei can explore the beauty and wonder of the city, such as the pristine Tanjung Aru Beach or the scenic Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, two of the state’s most sought after attractions for Taiwanese travelers. Visit or download the airasia Super App to book yours now!  Flight frequencies:

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