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AirAsia Malaysia Celebrates Inaugural Flight From Kota Kinabalu to Seoul

AirAsia Malaysia celebrated the launch of their inaugural flight between Kota Kinabalu, their second biggest hub in Malaysia, and Seoul, South Korea on Monday, March 4th.  The new, nonstop route will now operate daily.

AirAsia Malaysia and the Korea Tourism Organization Celebrate the Launch of Service Between Kota Kinabalu on Monday, March 4, 2024 - Courtesy AirAsia

On Monday (March 4, 2024), AirAsia Malaysia announced the launch of their inaugural flight between Kota Kinabalu and Seoul, South Korea. The route will operate daily, and expands the carrier’s network from Kota Kinabalu, their second largest hub, to 282 weekly flights across 18 routes.  The inaugural flight was preceded by a lively sendoff ceremony by AirAsia and the Korea Tourism Organization, with the appearance of mascots and merchandise giveaways onboard.  Visitors to the South Korean capital will enjoy rich cultural offerings, such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream, as well as iconic landmarks like the Lotte World Tower and the Seoul Sky Observatory.  Foodies will also enjoy diverse culinary experiences at Mangwon Market, among many others.

In Monday’s announcement, AirAsia Aviation Group Limited’s CEO, Bo Lingam, said,

“We are very pleased to celebrate this new route with a full load which is a great sign of things to come.  With approximately 150,000 arrivals recorded from South Korea to Sabah in 2023, we look forward to flying even more travellers into Sabah this year.  As we continue to grow our East Malaysia hub, this expansion reinforces Kota Kinabalu's position as a dynamic aviation base, boasting nine domestic and nine international destinations.  As South Korea has been one of the top three market sources for tourism in Sabah, the introduction of this route will not only boost the state's tourism and trade sectors but also strengthen the cultural and economic ties between South Korea and Sabah.  We are confident that the addition of this route will further create significant mutual benefits for the people of South Korea and Sabah.”

Celebrating the launch of the new service to Seoul, AirAsia is offering one-way fares from RM389 (US $82.22), inclusive.  To qualify for the low promotional fare, tickets must be booked from March 5th through 17th, for travel from March 5th through October 26, 2024 on the carrier’s website or app.  All nationals from visa-free countries and regions are required to obtain K-ETA before entering South Korea.


Source: AirAsia


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