Malaysia Airlines has confirmed to KarryOn that it will no longer fly the Brisbane – Kuala Lumpur route from 9 August this year.


The last flight to and from Brisbane will be on 8 August.

The termination comes as the airline revises its Australian network to make it a more profitable destination.

“Malaysia Airlines regrets the inconvenience caused to passengers as a result of these changes and assures that customers holding tickets to and from Brisbane will be eligible for a refund or re-accommodated on alternative flights.”

Malaysia Airlines statement 

Malaysia Airlines
The carrier will continue to operate its other Australian routes. Passengers can also connect to the airline via its oneworld partner, Qantas Airways, to/from Brisbane.

Earlier this month, the Malaysian flag carrier’s CEO signaled that the airline is facing financial difficulties, and would restructure to make it more competitive.

This comes after the airline suffered two well-documented successive disasters – the disappearance of MH370 in March last year and MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014.

To turn the business around, airline boss Chrisoph Mueller said the airline would cut expenditure by 20 percent through job cuts and route reductions.

During the press conference, Mueller singled Australia out as one of the few destinations that was unlikely to see any changes to services.

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Passengers booked on suspended services are encouraged to contact Malaysia Airlines’ Reservations on 132 627 or Agency Desk on 1300 655 324.

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