Malaysia Airlines expands reach with new routes, increased frequencies

Malaysia Airlines is set to bolster its presence in India, offer more options for travel within Australia, China, and South-east Asia, and enhance the overall traveller experience.

The flag carrier will expand its services to India with the launch of three new routes. Starting on November 8, 9, and December 1, travellers can access flights between Kuala Lumpur and Amritsar, Thiruvananthapuram, and Ahmedabad, respectively. These will be served by Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, featuring 160 seats, with 16 allocated to Business Class.

Izham: committed to facilitating seamless travel within Malaysia and beyond

This expansion brings the airline’s point-to-point connectivity from Kuala Lumpur to India to a total of nine key hubs, including New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kochi.

Group managing director of Malaysia Aviation Group, Izham Ismail, expressed the airline’s commitment to the Indian market, emphasising the convenience these new routes will offer to travellers. He also revealed that the airline is aiming to restore its pre-pandemic capacity in the Indian market by the end of the year.

Starting from December, Malaysia Airlines will also ramp up services from Kuala Lumpur to Australia’s Melbourne and Sydney. Flights to Melbourne will rise from 14 to 15 per week, while Sydney will see an increase from 14 to 16 flights per week.

Services to Greater China’s Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong will also be scaled up, alongside services to Indonesia’s Jakarta, Thailand’s Bangkok and Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City.

At the same time, Malaysia Airlines has introduced two new products, MHsports and MHcruise, to elevate the traveller experience.

MHsports caters to groups of five or more people travelling for sporting events. It offers an array of perks, including special fares, an extra 10kg baggage allowance, flexible date and time changes, and the convenience of extending one’s journey with a flexible return date. Customers can also enjoy the flexibility of changing their travellers up to 24 hours before departure, complimentary pre-selected seating, and advance check-in.

MHcruise offers special discounted fares tailored for selected travel trade players to seamlessly integrate with their cruise packages. Designed for a wide spectrum of travellers, MHcruise also includes special fares for children under 12 years old, an extra 10kg baggage allowance, preferential fares on both Business and Economy Class seats, and the freedom to choose one-way or return trips to various destinations within the Malaysia Airlines network.

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