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01/08/2022 By : Kelly Ranson

Malaysia Airlines doubles its capacity between Kuala Lumpur and Doha due to demand

As the demand for travel picks up pace in Asia, Malaysia Airlines is doubling its capacity between Kuala Lumpur and Doha from August.

The airline has announced it would launch a second daily nonstop flight to Qatar from August 10 2022, in response to high passenger demand on this route.

The additional daily service will depart from Kuala Lumpur at 2:55am via MH164 and from Doha at 8:05am via MH165. It is in addition to the existing daily services MH160 departing Kuala Lumpur at 9:20pm and MH161 departing Doha at 1:30am, bringing the number of Malaysia Airlines flights to Doha to 14 flights weekly. The twice-daily flights will be operated by the A330-300 aircraft.

Collaboration enables steep demand for return to travel

This additional service strengthens Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways' strategic partnership, allowing passengers to travel to over 96 codeshare destinations by using the key hubs in Kuala Lumpur and Doha.

Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines, Captain Izham Ismail, said: “We are delighted to increase our frequency to Doha, after a successful launch of daily service in May. We recognise the importance of collaborating with our partners such as Qatar Airways, more so with travel demand picking up steeply for this route following the easing of borders restrictions.”

“By doubling our services to Doha and codeshare flights on Qatar Airways, we will be able to extend our signature Malaysian Hospitality offerings to a broader customer base. This latest addition of strategic collaboration with Qatar Airways will allow Malaysia Airlines to achieve passenger capacity of more than 70 per cent of pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year. As a national airline, we will continuously play a significant role in facilitating safe travel through #FlyConfidently initiatives for passengers to travel with peace of mind.”


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