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26/01/2021 By : Nida Kapadia

MALAYSIA AIRLINES

 

MALAYSIA AIRLINES NOW THE ONLY NON-STOP ROUTE FROM THE UK TO MALAYSIA AS IT RAMPS UP INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT CAPACITY IN 2021

London, X JANUARY 2021: Malaysia Airlines is planning to restore a significant proportion of its international schedule by the end 2021, with an increase in long-distance flights from Kuala Lumpur to the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Currently, Malaysia Airlines is the only non-stop airline flying from the UK to Malaysia.                                                   

While the finalised schedule is still subject to change due to shifting international travel restrictions, tickets are on sale for the coming year.  

Malaysia’s national carrier plans to provide one flight a day to the UK by July, with connecting flights possible from both Australia and New Zealand via Kuala Lumpur. By late December, the airline is expecting to operate 39 weekly return flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth, while flights to New Zealand are set to resume from late March and increase throughout the year.  

United Kingdom - Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s national carrier plans to provide one flight a day to the UK by July from the United Kingdom to Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia Airlines is the only carrier exclusivelyl offering direct flights to Kuala Lumpur from the United Kingdom.

United Kingdom - Australia

Connecting flights are possible from both Australia and New Zealand via Kuala Lumpur. From March, it is expected that there will be three weekly return flights between London and Australia and New Zealand, via Kuala Lumpur. This is set to increase to five per week from May, ahead of the daily service resuming in July. 

By late December, the airline is expecting to operate 39 weekly return flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth, while flights to New Zealand are set to resume from late March and increase throughout the year. 

Kuala Lumpur – Australia

Malaysia Airlines expects to offer two return flights a week to Sydney from April, increasing to six a week by August. 13 return flights a week are scheduled from December onwards, with further increases planned for 2022.                                                                            

Similarly, flights between Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur are to be increased to five return flights a week from May, before running daily from July. The airline expects that by August it will be offering 10 weekly return flights, with this number increasing to 12 by September. From December, there are currently scheduled to be two return flights each day.    

From March, the service from Adelaide to Kuala Lumpur will be paused, resuming later in 2021, with four weekly return flights scheduled from November onwards. Perth is expected to resume offering two return flights a week to Kuala Lumpur by June, while Brisbane is not planned to return to the Malaysia Airlines network until 2022.

New Zealand - Kuala Lumpur                                                   

From late March, there are scheduled to be two return flights per week from Kuala Lumpur to Auckland. This will then increase to four weekly returns flights from July,  five weekly returns flights from August, and six weekly return flights from early December. The expectation is that by the end of 2021, Malaysia Airlines will once again offer a daily return flight to the city.

Daniel Bainbridge, Malaysia Airlines Regional Manager for UK & Europe, said;

Malaysia Airlines is now the only airline flying directly from the UK to Malaysia with excellent onward connections to Asia and Australasia.  We are excited to announce plans to resume much of our international flight schedule for 2021. After the challenges of 2020, our customers tell us there is strong pent-up demand especially for leisure travel for a well-earned break and we look forward to welcoming more passengers back on board soon with warm Malaysian hospitality once travel restrictions permit.’

Malaysia Airlines has received seven stars - full marks - from AirlineRatings.com in an independent review of its COVID-19 health and safety measures.

To take advantage of the airline’s great prices and outstanding Covid-19 safety record, guests can book their tickets at Malaysia Airlines’ participating travel agents or visit Malaysia Airlines’ website at www.malaysiaairlines.com

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About Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines is the national carrier of Malaysia, offering the best way to fly to, from and around Malaysia flying direct twice daily from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur onboard the new Airbus A350. Malaysia Airlines carries 40,000 guests daily on memorable journeys inspired by Malaysia’s diverse richness. Malaysia Airlines embodies the incredible diversity of Malaysia, capturing its rich traditions, cultures, cuisines and warm hospitality on board, while opening up more of Malaysia’s destinations than any other airline.                                                                

To help customers feel more confident about making new bookings, the airline in June introduced a new fare families structure, including a new ‘Flex’ fare which provides a whole suite of benefits including fee free changes and full refunds, all for only a modest supplement on our standard fare which has proved extremely popular during times of uncertainty.

As a member of oneworld®, Malaysia Airlines and its partners in the global alliance offer a superior, seamless travel experience. oneworld offers special privileges and rewards for frequent flyers, including access to more than 650 airport lounges worldwide. For more information, please visit www.malaysiaairlines.com

For media enquiries, please contact:

Daisy Birch / Ella Morris / Gerard Lyons

malaysiaairlines@powerscourt-group.com

+44 (0)20 7250 1446

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