Malaysia Airlines swops Osaka for Tokyo from Kota Kinabalu

Malaysia Airlines' new service from Kota Kinabalu to Tokyo Narita is highlighted at the Japanese airport with this digital light box display.

Malaysia Airlines' new service from Kota Kinabalu to Tokyo Narita is highlighted at the Japanese airport with this digital light box display. The new service will operate thrice-weekly using 737-800s.

  • Malaysia Airlines has introduced international service between Kota Kinabalu (BKI) and Tokyo Narita (NRT). On Sunday 27 October the airline began thrice-weekly flights on the 4,130-kilometre route using its 737-800s. Up until the start of the winter season Malaysia Airlines had been serving Osaka Kansai twice-weekly from Kota Kinabalu. However, this route appears to be making way for the new Tokyo Narita service, and maintains a non-stop link between Kota Kinabalu and Japan. The airline does not face any direct competition on the route. Last year Kota Kinabalu International Airport handled over 5.8 million passengers, an increase of 50% since 2004.

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