AirAsia eyes direct international flights from Sandakan, Tawau


Jason Santos

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes says he is looking at China, South Korea and potentially Japan destinations for direct flights to Sabah. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 18, 2019.

LOW-BUDGET carrier AirAsia is looking to launch international direct flights from Sandakan and Tawau by February next year, said Tony Fernandes. 

The AirAsia Group CEO said this was in line with the airline’s expansion plans for Sabah after receiving industry views that the time was right to develop the connectivity in the state’s east coast. 


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