Increased QTR services boon for Malaysia inbound travel

MORE travellers from Europe and the Middle East are expected to make their way to Malaysia with the increased frequency of Qatar Airways’ (QTR) Doha-Kuala Lumpur route.

On April 3, the flag carrier’s Doha-Kuala Lumpur services will increase from 11-weekly to 12-weekly. An additional weekly flight will be added from April 28 and twice-daily services on the route will operate from October 1.

Andy Muniandy, Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel director of sales and business development in Malaysia, said the increased flights, coupled with good fares from the airline, would encourage more European and Middle Eastern travellers to head to Malaysia via Doha.

He believes that travellers from Kuwait would be especially keen to take advantage of the capacity increase, as both Malaysia Airlines and Thai Airways stopped flying to Kuwait City last year.

World Avenues executive director Ally Bhoonee in Malaysia added that this development would benefit peak summer season in the Middle East, when there is traditionally a shortage of seats from Gulf countries to Kuala Lumpur.

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