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Malaysian Airlines announces new eastern hub

Posted on Thursday 12 August 2010 in Malaysia

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Malaysian Airlines will soon have a new eastern hub - Malaysia Travel News

Those on Malaysian Airlines flights may soon find themselves in Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, a Malaysian state, as the air carrier recently announced that the city would be home to its eastern hub.

The city’s airport will be developed into a hub in three stages over the course of the next year, according to Travel Daily News. Malaysian Airlines is hoping that the new hub will help promote travel to some of its eastern destinations like China, Taiwan, Indonesia and Australia. 

"The setting up of Kota Kinabalu as the eastern hub enables us to provide our customers with better flight schedules and connectivity as they would not need to wait for the aircraft to arrive from Kuala Lumpur," said airline CEO Tengku Azmil Zahruddin. 

Malaysian Airlines says it also hopes that the new hub will allow for the creation of a number of new international routes, helping travelers take exciting and exotic holidays to foreign lands.

“This also provides us the opportunity for growth and expansion to new destinations,” said Azmil Zahruddin.

One new route did recently open, a three-times-a-week flight to Haneda, the city airport in Tokyo. 

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