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Direct flights from Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

Kota Kinabalu International Airpo - Airport code: BKI

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Non-stop flights from Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

Kota Kinabalu Airport (IATA: BKI, ICAO: WBKK), also known as Kota Kinabalu International Airpo, is the second largest airport in Malaysia. It is an international airport and serves the area of Sabah, Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu Airport has non-stop passenger flights scheduled to 26 destinations in 10 countries.

At present, there are 15 domestic flights from Kota Kinabalu.

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The longest flight from Kota Kinabalu BKI is a 6,523 mile (10,498 km) non-stop route to Pelotas PET. This direct flight takes around 13 hours and 40 minutes and is operated by AirAsia.

In total there are 12 airlines flying from and to Kota Kinabalu. Most flights are operated by one of the following carriers:

Popular destinations from Kota Kinabalu

Below you can find a list of the most popular destinations from Kota Kinabalu, based on the number of scheduled flights for this month.

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Business class flights from Kota Kinabalu

There are 3 airports that have flights from Kota Kinabalu in Business Class. All airports that offer business class flights from BKI are listed below:

Intercontinental flights from Kota Kinabalu

There are intercontinental flights operating from Kota Kinabalu International Airpo (BKI) between Kota Kinabalu and Southern America, Japan, Eastern Asia and South-Eastern Asia.

* Please note that there are no direct services between Kota Kinabalu and Europe, the United States, Canada, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle-East, Southern Asia, China, Central Asia or Oceania.

Non-stop flights from Kota Kinabalu to South America

AirAsiaAirAsia is currently the only airline flying non-stop from Kota Kinabalu to Southern America. They fly year-round to Pelotas (PET).

Non-stop flights from Kota Kinabalu to Japan

Malaysia AirlinesMalaysia Airlines is currently the only airline flying non-stop from Kota Kinabalu to Japan. They fly seasonal to Tokyo (NRT).

Non-stop flights from Kota Kinabalu to East Asia

AirAsiaAirAsia: seasonal flights to Hong Kong (HKG), year-round flights to Macau (MFM) and seasonal flights to Taipei (TPE).

Malaysia AirlinesMalaysia Airlines (Oneworld): seasonal flights to Taipei (TPE).

Air BusanAir Busan: seasonal flights to Busan (PUS) and Seoul (ICN).

Jeju AirJeju Air: seasonal flights to Seoul (ICN).

Jin AirJin Air: seasonal flights to Busan (PUS) and Seoul (ICN).

Non-stop flights from Kota Kinabalu to South-East Asia

AirAsia has a significant network of flights from Kota Kinabalu to South-Eastern Asia.

AirAsiaAirAsia: year-round to Bintulu Division (BTU), Johor Bahru (JHB), Kota Bharu (KBR), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Kuching (KCH), Miri (MYY), Sandakan (SDK), Sibu (SBW), Tawau (TWU), Singapore (SIN) and Bangkok (Don Muang) (DMK).

AirAsia XAirAsia X: year-round to Kuala Lumpur (KUL).

FireflyFirefly: seasonal flights to Penang (PEN).

Malaysia AirlinesMalaysia Airlines (Oneworld): year-round to Gunung Mulu National Park (MZV), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), seasonal flights to Kuching (KCH), year-round flights to Labuan (LBU), Lahad Datu (LDU), Lawas (LWY), Limbang (LMN), seasonal flights to Sandakan (SDK) and Tawau (TWU).

Malindo AirMalindo Air: seasonal flights to Kuala Lumpur (KUL).

ScootScoot: year-round to Singapore (SIN).

AirAsiaAirAsia: year-round to Manila (MNL).

Cebu PacificCebu Pacific: year-round to Manila (MNL).

Royal Brunei AirlinesRoyal Brunei Airlines: year-round to Brunei and Muara (BWN).

International flights from Kota Kinabalu

Brazil
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Brazil

Pelotas is the only destination in Brazil with direct flights from Kota Kinabalu. Direct flights to Pelotas are offered by AirAsia.

Brunei
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Brunei

In Brunei, the only destination that has a direct flight from Kota Kinabalu is Brunei and Muara. Direct flights to Brunei and Muara are offered by Royal Brunei Airlines.

Hong Kong
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Hong Kong

There is 1 destination in Hong Kong that has a direct connection from Kota Kinabalu, which is Hong Kong. Direct flights to Hong Kong are offered by AirAsia. This route is not operational yet but will start in January.

Japan
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Japan

In Japan, the only destination that has a direct flight from Kota Kinabalu is Tokyo. Direct flights to Tokyo are offered by Malaysia Airlines (Oneworld). This is a seasonal route that starts in December and ends in June.

Macao
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Macao

Macau is the only destination in Macao with direct flights from Kota Kinabalu. Direct flights to Macau are offered by AirAsia.

Philippines
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Philippines

There is 1 destination in Philippines that has a direct connection from Kota Kinabalu, which is Manila. You can fly non-stop to Manila with AirAsia or Cebu Pacific.

Singapore
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Singapore

Singapore is the only destination in Singapore with direct flights from Kota Kinabalu. You can fly non-stop to Singapore with AirAsia or Scoot.

South Korea
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to South Korea

There are 2 destinations in South Korea that have non-stop flights from Kota Kinabalu.

You can fly non-stop to Busan with Air Busan or Jin Air. This route is not operational yet but will start in December.
Non-stop flights to Seoul are offered by Air Busan, Jeju Air and Jin Air. This is a seasonal route that starts in November and ends in March.

Taiwan
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Taiwan

In Taiwan, the only destination that has a direct flight from Kota Kinabalu is Taipei. You can fly non-stop to Taipei with AirAsia or Malaysia Airlines (Oneworld). This route is not operational yet but will start in December.

Thailand
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Thailand

There is 1 destination in Thailand that has a direct connection from Kota Kinabalu, which is Bangkok (Don Muang). Direct flights to Bangkok (Don Muang) are offered by AirAsia.

Domestic flights from Kota Kinabalu

Malaysia
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Malaysia

There are lots of domestic flights from Kota Kinabalu (BKI). 15 airports in Malaysia have direct flights from the airport.

Direct flights to Bintulu Division are offered by AirAsia.
The only airline with direct flights to Gunung Mulu National Park is Malaysia Airlines (Oneworld).
To Johor Bahru and Kota Bharu, you can fly with AirAsia.
From Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur there are 4 airlines that have direct services, which are AirAsia, AirAsia X, Malaysia Airlines (Oneworld) and Malindo Air.
You can fly non-stop to Kuching with AirAsia or Malaysia Airlines (Oneworld).
All direct flights from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan, Lahad Datu, Lawas and Limbang are operated by Malaysia Airlines (Oneworld).
Direct flights to Miri are offered by AirAsia.
You can fly non-stop from Kota Kinabalu to Penang with Firefly. This is a seasonal route that starts in November and ends in March.
You can fly non-stop to Sandakan with AirAsia or Malaysia Airlines (Oneworld).
The only airline with direct flights to Sibu is AirAsia.
You can fly non-stop to Tawau with AirAsia or Malaysia Airlines (Oneworld).

Alternative airports near Kota Kinabalu

Below you can find a list of alternative airports to Kota Kinabalu (BKI). The nearest airports to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) are Labuan (LBU) and Lawas (LWY).

Frequently asked questions - FAQ

How many airports are there in Kota Kinabalu?

There is 1 airport in Kota Kinabalu: Kota Kinabalu International Airpo (BKI).

What is the best airport to fly from Kota Kinabalu?

The most convenient airport to fly from Kota Kinabalu is Kota Kinabalu International Airpo (BKI).

How many airlines fly from Kota Kinabalu?

There are 12 airlines flying from Kota Kinabalu to 26 airports around the world, as of November 2022.

Which airlines fly from Kota Kinabalu?

AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and Jin Air operate most flights from Kota Kinabalu. To get a full overview of all operating airlines, please use the airline filter.

Which alliances are flying from Kota Kinabalu?

Oneworld is currently the only alliance flying from Kota Kinabalu.

How many nonstop flights are there from Kota Kinabalu?

There are roughly 1,773 flights departing from Kota Kinabalu every month (or 413 flights each week), to a total of 26 airports worldwide.

What is the official name of Kota Kinabalu Airport?

The official name of Kota Kinabalu Airport is Kota Kinabalu International Airpo.

What is the airport code of Kota Kinabalu Airport?

The airport code of Kota Kinabalu Airport is BKI.

What are the most popular flights from Kota Kinabalu?

Kuala Lumpur, Tawau and Sandakan are the 3 most popular routes from Kota Kinabalu. For a complete overview of all flight routes from Kota Kinabalu, please use our flight map.

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