This is where the dilemma start for all Labuanite who work in Kota Kinabalu. It was not far, Labuan was considered a part of Sabah. Modes of transportation are varies. You can go by road and take a ferry, or just take a ferry directly from Kota Kinabalu, or use airplane.
The most convenience way is to use airplane. 30 minutes flight, available day and night. If you use road, you can only travel at day time as all ferries to Labuan are not operational after 4-5 pm. The last flight to Labuan is at 9-10pm.
So after work on Friday, it would be nice to be on that plane to Labuan.
There are one major problem in that, air tickets are so OVERPRICED. Can you imagine for that 30 minutes flight, you need to pay around RM150 for one way ticket. They did not even served food on that trip ( no time to serve). They only gave you a drink, by the time you finish sipping that drink, you are arrived.
Why this air ticket so expensive? I cannot think of any good reason for it. Th price is the same if you buy air ticket to Kuching, and if you add a hundred ringgit, you will be arrived in Kuala Lumpur. Can you imagine the difference of distance from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur compare to Labuan? 1636 to 121 kilometres. That's 13 times the difference.
The airticket to Kuala Lumpur must be RM2000 plus but no. The airticket to Labuan is actually OVERPRICED!!!
Malaysia Airlines should go bankrupt with this overpriced air ticket. But wait? Why are they still people buying?
Simple, only Malaysia Airlines offering flight from KK to Labuan with no competition.
I hope someone should address this problem. Or perhaps invite competition to open flight from KK to Labuan. (Previously airasia had flight to Labuan for RM90). I really want to go Labuan this weekend, but air mode will not be on my consideration.