KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd will resume its direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane from June 6 with an initial four-time weekly service.
Available up to 290 seats each flight, Malaysia Airlines will use the Airbus A330-300 that will operate every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Tickets to Brisbane will go on sale from January 9 on the national carrier’s website at www.malaysiaairlines.com.
In conjunction with the opening of this route, Malaysia Airlines will also kick start its New Year Deals campaign from today with promotional all-inclusive return fares on economy class to Brisbane from RM2,009, Seoul from RM1,259, Tokyo from RM1,419, Auckland from RM2,239 and other destinations.
The sale ends on January 14. Travel period is from January 16 to May 31, with the exception of Brisbane from June 6 to October 31.
The flight MH135 will depart Kuala Lumpur at 9.50am and arrive Brisbane at 7.55pm the same day. The return flight, MH134 will depart Brisbane at 11.20pm and arrive Kuala Lumpur at 5.50am the next day.
Malaysia Airlines group chief executive officer Captain Izham Ismail said the airline needs to be agile in order to respond quickly to market demands.
“We are very excited to be re-instating Brisbane back to our network. Brisbane is strategically placed, in close proximity to many of Queensland’s tourist destinations, which will facilitate our growth plans focusing on key business and leisure cities,” he said in a statement today.
Izham added that the airline has had a long presence in Queensland since the commencement of its operations into Brisbane on October 31, 1990.
“We are happy to be returning to Brisbane offering convenient connections on Malaysia Airline’s global network,” Izham said.
Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and Commonwealth Games, Minister Kate Jones said the direct flight allows travellers another way to visit Queensland and further enhancing the reputation of Brisbane Airport.
“Malaysia Airlines is a renowned global airline and Kuala Lumpur is a thriving international hub which means a new gateway has been opened for thousands of travellers to come to Queensland to experience the Great Barrier Reef, our world-heritage listed rainforests, our iconic beaches and the outback,” Jones said.
Malaysia Airline’s current operations between Kuala Lumpur and Australia include Sydney (twice daily), Melbourne (twice daily), Perth (daily) and Adelaide (four- time a week).