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KOTA KINABALU: China Southern Airlines will fly direct to Kota Kinabalu from Guangzhou from Aug 31, 2012, said Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun.
He said talks with the airline started two years ago and recently, it was given the nod to operate the route twice weekly.
“It had previously operated chartered flights to Kota Kinabalu.
The airline, which initially feared low passenger load, has opened bookings for the Aug 31 flight,” he told reporters after opening Rafflesia Spa Essentials, an outlet selling spa products here yesterday.
Masidi said the state government had started talks with China Eastern Airlines on the possibility of flying direct to Kota Kinabalu.
The airline had flown several chartered flights to the city last month, he said.
However, he said, there were a number of issues to be addressed, including suitable flight times. — Bernama
Source : Borneo Post