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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 30 destinations in 9 countries.

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

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The longest flight from Kota Kinabalu BKI is a 1,599 mile (2,573 km) non-stop route to Tokyo NRT. This direct flight takes around 5 hours and 30 minutes and is operated by Malaysia Airlines.

In total there are 18 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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Popular destinations with a stopover

Aside from all non-stop destinations listed above, these are popular destinations from Kota Kinabalu that require a stopover:

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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:

International flights from Kota Kinabalu

Brunei
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Brunei

Brunei and Muara is the only destination in Brunei with direct flights from Kota Kinabalu. Direct flights to Brunei and Muara are offered by Royal Brunei Airlines.

China
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to China

In China there are several destinations from Kota Kinabalu (6 in total).

Direct flights to Beijing Daxing are offered by AirAsia.
You can fly non-stop to Guangzhou with AirAsia or China Southern.
You can fly non-stop from Kota Kinabalu to Hangzhou with AirAsia.
You can fly non-stop to Shanghai with AirAsia or Shanghai Airlines (SkyTeam).
To Shenzhen and Wuhan, you can fly with AirAsia.

Hong Kong
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, the only destination that has a direct flight from Kota Kinabalu is Hong Kong. Direct flights to Hong Kong are offered by AirAsia.

Indonesia
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Indonesia

There is 1 destination in Indonesia that has a direct connection from Kota Kinabalu, which is Jakarta. Direct flights to Jakarta are offered by AirAsia.

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 February and ends in May.

Philippines
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Philippines

Manila is the only destination in Philippines with direct flights from Kota Kinabalu. You can fly non-stop to Manila with AirAsia or Cebu Pacific.

Singapore
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Singapore

There is 1 destination in Singapore that has a direct connection from Kota Kinabalu, which is Singapore. 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.

Direct flights to Busan are offered by Air Busan.
From Kota Kinabalu to Seoul there are 5 airlines that have direct services, which are AirAsia, Asiana Airlines (Star Alliance), Jeju Air, Jin Air and Tway Air.

Taiwan
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Taiwan

Taipei is the only destination in Taiwan with direct flights from Kota Kinabalu. You can fly non-stop to Taipei with AirAsia or Malaysia Airlines (Oneworld).

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 5 airlines that have direct services, which are AirAsia, AirAsia X, Batik Air, Malaysia Airlines (Oneworld) and Myanmar Airways.
You can fly non-stop to Kuching with AirAsia or Firefly.
All direct flights from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan, Lahad Datu, Lawas and Limbang are operated by Malaysia Airlines (Oneworld).
All direct flights from Kota Kinabalu to Miri, Penang and Sandakan are operated by AirAsia and Firefly.
The only airline with direct flights to Sibu is AirAsia.
You can fly non-stop to Tawau with AirAsia or Firefly.

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 18 airlines flying from Kota Kinabalu to 30 airports around the world, as of February 2024.

Which airlines fly from Kota Kinabalu?

AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and Firefly 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?

SkyTeam, Oneworld and Star Alliance are all flying from Kota Kinabalu.

How many nonstop flights are there from Kota Kinabalu?

There are roughly 1,103 flights departing from Kota Kinabalu every month (or 259 flights each week), to a total of 30 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 Lahad Datu 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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