The Southeast Asian airline is ready to recommence its non-stop Brisbane-Kuala Lumpur flights, nearly three years after suspending services on the route.
Malaysia Airlines’ direct flights will take off once again on 6 June 2018 with four weekly services operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the Australian Business Traveller reported.
The announcement comes nearly three years after the carrier axed the service on August 2015 as part of a cost-cutting program designed to restore profitability.
Although the brand’s Chief Executive, Peter Bellew, hoped to have the route back in the air sooner, last year he admitted the airline wasn’t able to do so due to a shortage of aircraft after part of the fleet was sold off in the same financial restoration program.
Despite the plane restrictions, Bellew told media that he believed there was enough demand between Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur for the service to “do well” and aimed to get it off the ground as soon as possible.
And that time has arrived.
The four weekly service will resume on an A330-300 jet, giving passengers access to 247 standard Economy seats and 27 lie-flat Business Class beds.
Flight MH134 will depart Brisbane at 11.20pm to reach Kuala Lumpur at 5.50am. It will then return as flight MH135 at 9.50am to touch down in Brisbane at 7.55pm.
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