KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor has prompted AirAsia to look into mounting more flights from international destinations to Sabah.
He said the low cost carrier should take advantage of Sabah’s strategic location to operate as many international flights as possible to the State capital.
“The State Government recognised that AirAsia is the main provider of air accessibilty to Sabah and I would like to see the airline do more,” he said during a courtesy call by Capital A, formerly known as AirAsia Group Berhad, top management at his office here today.
Led by Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Executive Chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, they briefed the Chief Minister on the low-cost airline’s current operations and future plans.
They shared AirAsia’ christening of the airline’s aircraft named after the late Datuk Irene Benggon Charuruks, in recognition of the former Sabah Tourism Board (STB) general manager’s contribution to the state’s tourism industry, earlier today.
Also present was Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister cum STB Chairman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai.