AirAsia establishes second largest Malaysian hub

new daily service from Taipei to Kota Kinabalu

 Today (Friday) AirAsia launched its maiden flight from Taipei to Kota Kinabalu  - establishing the airport as  its second largest Malaysian hub after Kuala Lumpur.

 The route will operate daily using an A320.

 AirAsia's chairman, Dato’ Aziz Bakar said: "We are confident that this new route will stimulate more travel  between these two destinations and enhance tourism activities. The response from the public is very        encouraging for all three cities from our hubs in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Kota Kinabalu to Taipei."

 "Since April last year we have carried 129, 000 guests both inbound and outbound from Taipei sand the        numbers are still growing. I believe we have successfully established an important ‘bridge’ between Kota    Kinabalu and Taipei and have made air travel more accessible for both leisure and business travellers."