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Malaysia Airlines to Expand India Network With Three New Routes

Malaysia Airlines will launch new service from Kuala Lumpur to Amritsar, Thiruvananthapuram and Ahmedabad in India starting November 8th, November 9th and December 1st, 2023, respectively.

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800NG - Courtesy Boeing

On Friday (September 1, 2023), Malaysia Airlines announced an expansion of their India network with new service from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Amritsar (ATQ), Thiruvananthapuram (TRV) and Ahmedabad (AMD), effective November 8th, November 9th and December 1st, 2023, respectively. The new routes expand the carrier’s service to India to nine key cities, including New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi. Malaysia Airlines’ flights to Amritsar, Thiruvananthapuram and Ahmedabad will be operated with a Boeing 737-800NG featuring 16 Business Class and 144 Economy Class seats.

In Friday’s announcement, Malaysia Aviation Group’s Managing Director, Datuk Captain Izham Ismail, said,

“India remains a key market for Malaysia Airlines, hence we are delighted to introduce three new routes into our Indian network, which will provide added convenience for travellers, strengthen our presence in this core network and extend our Malaysian Hospitality service even further. Currently, our average load factor on this route is at 81% YTD July 2023 signifying the growth and convenience for travel between the two markets. We are looking at restoring our pre-COVID-19 capacity back in the Indian market by the end of this year and will also look to increase flight frequencies to other destinations as we support seamless travels in Malaysia and beyond.”

From December 2023, Malaysia Airlines will also boost weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Melbourne and (MEL) Sydney (SYD) from 14 to 15 and 16 weekly flights, respectively. Additionally, flights from KUL to Guangzhou (CAN) will increase from five to seven weekly flights, Beijing (PKX) from three to seven weekly flights, Shanghai (PVG) from nine to 10 flights weekly and Hong Kong (HKG) from 11 to 14 weekly flights. The carrier will also increase service from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta (CGK) from 28 to 35 weekly flights, Bangkok (BKK) from 34 to 42 flights weekly, and to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) from 15 to 19 flights weekly.

Source: Malaysia Airlines


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