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MAS resumes KK-Narita direct flight

Travellers now have the option to travel to Japan via Sabah, which remains a key tourist destination and valuable connectivity hub.

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia Airlines is offering more options to travel to Japan with direct flights from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

The resumption services between BKI and NRT adds on to the airline’s existing connectivity to Japanese cities with direct flights available from main hub in KL International Airport (KLIA) to NRT, Kansai International Airport (KIX), and Haneda International Airport (HND).

Malaysia Airlines are now flying from Narita, Japan to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah twice weekly every Monday and Thursday.

“Travellers now have the option to travel to Japan via Sabah, which remains a key tourist destination and valuable connectivity hub for us together with its’ sister airlines Firefly and MASwings.

“With the reopening of borders in 2022, we have significantly ramped up capacity.
increased frequencies to key markets, including India, Australia, and our London
flagship route; and introduced new direct flights to HND and Doha to stimulate
tourism and ease connectivity for travellers be it in Malaysia or abroad.

“We hope to continue this momentum towards restoring pre-pandemic capacity across all
Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) airlines and expect to end the year with 82 per cent capacity,” said Malaysia Airlines’ Group Chief Executive Officer, Captain Izham Ismail.

Today, MH81 made its comeback to Kota Kinabalu from Narita, Japan and was greeted with a water salute by the Airport Fire and Rescue Service of Malaysia Airport Berhad.

Passengers of the returning flight were given a traditional welcome organised by Sabah Tourism Board.

Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah Datuk Joniston Bangkuai applauded Malaysia Airlines effort and for acknowledging Sabah as an important key market.

“We are looking forward to more direct connectivity being restored and added by the National Airlines”.

Present was Sabah Tourism Board chief executive officer Noredah Othman.

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