KOTA KINABALU: Sabah welcomes 140 passengers from Guangzhou today, marking the first direct flight from China since the pandemic.
The passengers arrived at Kota Kinabalu International Airport at 5.30am, on an AirAsia flight.
Sabah Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Environment cum Sabah Tourism Board (STB) chairman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai was on hand to greet them.
He was accompanied by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Datuk Sr. Mohd Yusrie Abdullah; Chinese Consul General in Kota Kinabalu Huang Shifang; and STB chief executive officer Noredah Othman.
The low-cost Air Asia is also scheduled to fly passengers from Shenzhen to KKIA tomorrow.