7 OCTOBER 2013


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Article from BTNews 7 OCTOBER 2013

Malaysia Airlines

Increase in capacity is the name of the game as far as Malaysia Airlines is concerned.

“In recent weeks, we have launched flights to Darwin, Dubai and Kochi in India and increased our services to Brunei and Medan in Indonesia.  Soon, we will add capacity and increase the frequency of our flights to Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne too”, says Group CEO, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya.  “As travel to Asian and Australasian destinations continues to grow, we are strengthening our footprint across the region and beyond in response to these market needs”.  Malaysian operates essentially from a hub at Kuala Lumpur.   

Malaysia Airlines has seen a steady increase in passenger traffic since the start of 2013 matching the added capacity.  Seat loads have also improved, registering 83.3% in July 2013, equivalent to a 9.1% increase from the previous year.

In more detail double daily operations from Sydney will be increased with four additional weekly flights bringing it to 18 per week from 21 November 2013.  A popular route for UK travellers, this will increase to 21 weekly flights from 5 February 2014.  Melbourne is triple daily from 21 November 2013.  The airline flies twice daily between Heathrow and Kuala Lumpur, with both flights operated by Airbus A380. www.malaysiaairlines.com

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