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Air Busan's Incheon-KK service is back
Published on: Saturday, June 25, 2022
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Tourism officials greet passengers on an inaugural Air Busan flight on June 24, 2022. (State tourism ministry pic)
Kota Kinabalu: South Korea is poised to become a key contributor to visitors' arrival to Sabah with the resumption of Air Busan's direct flight from Seoul to Kota Kinabalu.

Air Busan is the second Korean-based low-cost airline to resume direct flights from the Korean capital to Kota Kinabalu after Jin Air on May 26 following border reopening.

The Air Busan BX 767 flight from Incheon International Airport with 196 passengers onboard arrived at the KKIA at about 11.10pm and was greeted with a water cannon salute, according to a statement from the state's tourism ministry.

Air Busan currently operates two weekly flights to Kota Kinabalunon Tuesdays and Fridays.

Another Korean Low-Cost Airline, Jeju Air, is expected to restart direct flights to Sabah on June 29. For the time being, all three airlines will depart via Incheon.

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