Malaysia Airlines plans to increase Sabah flights next month


MALAYSIA Airlines Bhd (MAB) will be adding more flights to its service to Sabah in the month of September 2020.

In a statement, Malaysia Aviation Group CEO Captain Izham Ismail said MAB is increasing its flight frequencies up to eight times daily for direct flights to Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Tawau from Kuala Lumpur during this period.

The increased frequencies of flights to Kota Kinabalu are eight times daily from Sept 10 to 14, seven times daily from Sept 15 to 23 and eight times daily from Sept 24 to 28.

To Sandakan, there will be three flights daily from Sept 10 to 14 and from Sept 24 to 28.

Similarly, flights to Tawau will be three times daily between Sept 10 and 14, and from Sept 24 to 28.

The airline will continue to monitor passenger demand for flights to Sabah and will adjust its network capacity from time to time to allow for passengers seeking to travel to the “Land Below the Wind”.

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, MAB has enhanced its safety and health measures by introducing initiatives aligned with international safety and health protocols set by international regulatory bodies, such as the International Civil Aviation Organisation, World Health Organisation, International Air Transport Association and the Ministry of Health.

“Please rest assured that the safety and wellbeing of passengers and employees is our utmost priority at all times. We have taken special care at all our customer touchpoints to ensure that visitors to the beautiful state of Sabah can ‘Fly Confidently’ and explore all of the amazing experiences it has to offer,” said Izham.

From now until Sept 2, MAB tour operating arm, MHholidays also has a special treat for families with its “Kids Fly + Stay Free” campaign, which offers up to 50% off holiday packages to Sabah where every booking entitles one child aged between 3 and 11 years old or an infant aged two years and below to fly and stay for free at selected hotels.

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