Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will resume some of its international flights in July to facilitate essential inter-state travel, allowing the reunion of families who have been separated due to travel restrictions across the the world.
However, Malaysians are still not allowed to travel abroad, and the border remains closed.
The national carrier will adjust its network capacity from time to time to ensure passenger demands are met, prior to normalising the schedule in October for both domestic and international destinations, MAS said in a press statement.
For the months of June and July, the airline has scheduled twice-weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and Alor Setar, Johor Baru, Kota Baru, Langkawi, Terengganu, Labuan, Miri, Sandakan and Tawau. Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan, Bintulu and Sibu will be once a week.
As well, there will be thrice-weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and Penang and Kuching in June, while flights between Kuala Lumpur and Kuching will be increased to five times a week in July.
From July, MAS will recommence twice-weekly services between Kuala Lumpur and Dhaka, Kathmandu, London, Osaka, Narita, Incheon, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Denpasar, Phuket and Cambodia.
However, services between Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne will be twice-weekly until July 18, and once a week from July 19 to July 31. Services between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney will be twice-weekly until July 5, and once a week from July 6 to 31.
On the international front, in July, MAS will resume flights to Singapore, Bangkok, Surabaya, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Taipei and Guangzhou, among other cities. Full flight schedules are available on the airline’s website.
Passengers are urged to perform online or mobile check-in to reduce interaction and avoid the queues at the airport, especially those travelling on domestic and regional routes.