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AirAsia connects Kota Kinabalu to Kunming

October 19, 20183 minute read

Kunming, the ‘City of Eternal Spring’ in China’s Southwest Yunnan province is AirAsia’s latest destination from Sabah. Four times weekly direct flights between Kota Kinabalu and Kunming commence 30th November 2018. This new route marks the AirAsia Group’s fourth route into Yunnan’s capital after flights from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand. It is AirAsia’s 10th international route from its Kota Kinabalu hub.

Kunming is famous for the huge flower market, somewhere no visitor should miss.

….. We are pleased to offer direct flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kunming, the capital and largest city of Yunnan. Kunming, known as is known for its pleasant climate and blooming flowers all year round, and is the perfect gateway to Southwest China. AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat

He added that AirAsia had added three new destinations from Kota Kinabalu in 2018, to Bangkok, Macao and now Kunming. The airline is also doubling flights from Kota Kinabalu to Shenzhen from 1st November 2018. 

Promo fares to Kunming

AirAsia is offering a special introductory all-in, one-way members fare from MYR138 for Kota Kinabalu-Kunming. This fare is available on and the AirAsia mobile app until 28th October 2018 for travel from 30th November 2018 to 30th March 2019.

Kunming has long been an important city in Southwest China for its closeness to Tibet and many South East Asian countries. As such it’s well positioned to become an important hub for the One Belt, One Road initiative, providing new trading and export opportunities between China, Asean and South Asia.

Things to do in Kunming

Apart from the pleasant year round weather, there’s lots to see and do in and around the city. Easy day trips can be made to see the limestone formations in Shilin (Stone Forest), a UNESCO World Heritage site and the Jiu Xiang Cave. You can visit the Lufeng Dinosaur Museum in Chuxiong to see hundreds of dinosaurs in the excavations, or ride the cable car up to Western Hill Dragon Gate to touch the ‘lucky’ arch. Morning is a great time to join the locals for exercise in the many parks including Green Lake Park. This park is famous for its thousands of seagulls despite being far inland.

Flight Schedule Kota Kinabalu (BKI) – Kunming (KMG)

  Flght No Departure Arrival Frequency
Kota Kinabalu – Kunming AK 1482 21:10 (9:10pm) 01.25 (1.25am) next day Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Kunming – Kota Kinabalu AK 1483 02:30 (2:30am) 6:45 (6:45am) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

*Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one- way travel only inclusive of taxes and fees. Fare shown is for BIG members only. Terms and conditions apply.


# AirAsia, Fare offers, Kota Kinabalu, Kunming, New Route, Promotion
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