AirAsia - the region's leading low-cost airline has commenced direct flight services between Kota Kinabalu and Jakarta and Bali.
Jakarta-Kota Kinabalu's first flight commenced on March 30, 2008 and Bali-Kota Kinabalu's inaugural flight on March 2, 2008 with both routes operating three times per week.AirAsia's Kota Kinabalu hub currently serves 12 routes to and from Kota Kinabalu including Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Miri, Tawau, Sandakan, Shenzhen and Macau in China, Clark (Manila) in Philippines, and now Jakarta and Bali.
Commenting on the new Indonesian services, Dato' Tony Fernandes of AirAsia said: "The two new routes will also draw more inbound international tourist traffic arriving from Bali and Jakarta (into Sabah), alongside from Kuala Lumpur through AirAsia long haul network bringing in Australians and Chinese tourists, who are often interested to explore surrounding cities in the region and these routes will entice them to visit the state for its rich ecotourism activities."
Flight Schedule for Kota Kinabalu-Bali
• Bali – Kota Kinabalu QZ9022 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun 1500/1730 (Eff 2 May- 23 June)
• Bali – Kota Kinabalu QZ9022 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun 1100/1330 (Eff 24 June – 25 Oct)
• Kota Kinabalu – Bali QZ9023 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun 1800/2030 (Eff 2 May – 23 June)
• Kota Kinabalu – Bali QZ9023 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun 1355/1625 (Eff 24 June - 25 Oct)
AirAsia will operate its new service with Boeing 737-300 aircraft.
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