Sunday, December 9, 2012

Flight from Kota Kinabalu to Shanghai by Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is starting to fly direct from Kota Kinabalu to Shanghai from Dec 11 2012. Flights will be operated  twice weekly and depart Kota Kinabalu on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8.20pm and arrive in Shanghai at 12.45am the next day. Inbound flight would depart Shanghai on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1.45am and arrive in Kota Kinabalu at 6.25am. On December 1, MAS has increased direct connectivity between Kota Kinabalu and Hong Kong with two more weekly flights.

MAS regional senior vice-president for Malaysia/Asean, Muzamil Mohammad, said the introduction of more international direct flights to and from Kota Kinabalu met the growing demand for premium connectivity to and from Sabah. He added that Kota Kinabalu was an ideal gateway for air travel to and from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, North Asia, Indonesia, and Australia.

MAS said it would be putting the new two-class configured Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 144 economy class seats and 16 business class seats to operate the Kota Kinabalu-Shanghai return service.

Sapi Island - Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu is a major tourist destination and a popular gateway for travellers visiting Sabah and Borneo
Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah state in East Malaysia and also the capital of the West Coast Division of Sabah.  It is a major tourist destination and a popular gateway for travellers visiting Sabah and Borneo. The city is located on the northwest coast of Borneo facing the South China Sea. The Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park lies on one side and Mount Kinabalu, which gave the city its name, is nearby. Kota Kinabalu proper has a population of 452,058 while the larger urban area which includes Penampang district has an estimated population of 651,658.

Malaysia Airlines,  flag carrier of Malaysia, has recently been awarded 5-star status at the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards™ on 12 July 2012 for its consistent and high quality products and services. The airline is set to join OneWorld Alliance in Feb 2013.

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