Here’s our weekly roundup of new air routes and updated frequencies
Malaysia Airlines relaunches Brisbane flights
Malaysia Airlines will reinstate flights between Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane from June 6.
From Brisbane, MH134 pushes back at 23.20 to reach Kuala Lumpur at 05.50 the following day. Out of Kuala Lumpur on the return leg, MH135 takes to the skies at 09.50 to reach Brisbane at 19.50.
The service will run four times a week, providing 120,000 seats to/from Brisbane airport on the Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The airline will be operating the route every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Other routes between Kuala Lumpur and Australia are to Sydney (twice daily), Melbourne (twice daily), Perth (daily) and Adelaide (four times a week).
Eurowings links up Bangkok and Munich
German low-cost airline Eurowings will begin twice-weekly flights – on Mondays and Saturdays – between Bangkok and Munich starting on June 15 this year.
The inaugural flight will leave the Bavarian capital on June 15, whereas the first flight from Bangkok is going to take off on June 16.
AirAsia launches Macau-Phuket flights
AirAsia has begun daily flights between Macau and Phuket.
Taking three hours and 45 minutes, flights will depart Phuket at 05.20 and arrive at 10.05. The return flight will depart Macau at 10.40 and arrive in Phuket at 13.05, taking three hours and 25 minutes.
Apart from this route, Thai AirAsia offers a variety direct flights to Macau from Thailand, including Don Mueang-Macau (four flights a day), Chiang Mai-Macao (one flight per day) and Pattaya (U-Tapao)-Macau (four flights per week).
Tianjin Airlines adds Auckland to network map
Tianjin Airlines now flies from Auckland to Tianjin via Xi’an, making it the second intercontinental flight between China and New Zealand for the airline.
GS7968 will depart Auckland on Saturdays at 22.05 and arrive in Tianjin at 11.25 the following day, while GS7967 will depart Tianjin at 21.10 and arrive back in Auckland at 19.05 the following day on Fridays.
Finnair adds longhaul frequencies to Asia
Finnair will add several frequencies to some of its longhaul Asian destinations, namely Osaka, Hong Kong, Delhi and Phuket, for the 2018/2019 winter season.
Finnair’s route to Osaka will now become daily during the winter season with two additional frequencies on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Two additional frequencies will also be added to the Hong Kong route on Fridays and Sundays, for a total of 12 weekly frequencies.
As well, Finnair’s route to Delhi will become a daily destination during the winter season with the addition of a flight on Wednesdays, and a fourth weekly frequency will also be added to the Phuket route on Mondays.