Taiwanese tourist arrivals into Sabah are expected to increase with the commencement of Malindo Air’s four times weekly direct trip from Kota Kinabalu to Taipei effective January twenty-five.
The flights from Kota Kinabalu depart on Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Weekends; whereas the flights from Taipei are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Weekends.
In conjunction with the launch, the airline is offering introductory fares from Kota Kinabalu to Taipei from RM299 one way all-inclusive for economy school and RM999 one way all-inclusive breaks for business class.
Malindo Air Chief Executive Officer Chandran Rama Muthy said they are working closely with the Sabah Travel Board and Taiwan Travel Bureau in promoting this newly introduced connectivity to travelers in both nations around the world.
“We are expecting at least 25, 000 vacationers (from Taiwan for this year) to come to Kota Kinabalu on this new flights, ” he told press conference here today.
Meanwhile, Sabah Culture, Tourism and Environment Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Datuk Masidi Manjun in his speech said there had been double number growth in Taiwanese site visitors to Sabah, by 26 per cent or forty-five, 367 for the first ten month of last year compared to 36, 011 for same period in 2015.
Taiwan was currently the top four market source for Sabah for the past six years with each other with China, South Korea and Brunei, he extra.
The text of his speech was read out there by his deputy Datuk Kamarlin Ombi.