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November 4, 2013 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Malaysia Airlines will be increasing its 10 weekly operations from Perth to Kuala Lumpur with an additional two flights a week, totalling to 12 flights weekly for the period of 27 November 2013 to 30 March 2014.
The additional Malaysia Airlines flight MH126 will depart Perth every Wednesday at 2.50am and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 8.20am. The MH126 service will now depart Perth every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The additional return flight, MH127 will depart Kuala Lumpur every Tuesday at 8.20pm and will arrive in Perth the following day at 1.50am. The MH127 will now operate every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

These additional services will be operated by the A330-300 aircraft, which is configured with 36 seats in Business Class and 245 seats in Economy Class.

Business Class offers spacious 60-inch seat pitch that transforms into a lie-flat bed at a 12-degree sleeping angle. Economy passengers will enjoy comfortable 32-inch seat pitch with individual screens featuring over 100 hours of on demand movies, TV shows, music and video games.

Beginning 27 November 2013, the Malaysian national carrier’s capacity between Perth and Kuala Lumpur will increase by 562 seats per week, representing 20% capacity growth. The 12 weekly services to Kuala Lumpur are in addition to the twice weekly direct services between Perth and Kota Kinabalu, operated by the B737-800 on MH120 and MH121. The direct services between Perth and Kota Kinabalu will be increasing from weekly services to twice weekly, effective 31 October 2013. The overall capacity between Perth and Malaysia will increase by an additional 722 seats per week, representing 24% capacity growth for the Western Australian region.

Malaysia Airlines’ Regional Senior Vice President of Australia, New Zealand & South West Pacific, Mr Lee Poh Kait said, “We are pleased to announce that Malaysia Airlines will now be offering more direct flights to Kuala Lumpur. The additional flight to Kuala Lumpur is to support the demand we are seeing from the West Australian market during peak holiday season.”

“The services between Perth and Malaysia have been well received by the market. The increased frequency is in line with Malaysia Airlines’ continued efforts to position itself as a superior airline across the Australian market. The support we have received from our industry partners has assisted us with the expansion in Australia”, he added.

From February 2014, the airline will be operating 74 services every week from six major Australian cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin) to Malaysia with convenient connections to over 60 destinations around the world. In addition, Malaysia Airlines’ network has expanded through its various code share agreements and its membership in the oneworld airline alliance since February 2013.
Customers can book their travel on Malaysia Airlines through all distribution channels mainly www.malaysiaairlines.com, Malaysia Airlines 24 hours toll free number 132 627 (within Australia), MHmobile, Malaysia Airlines ticket offices and appointed agents throughout Australia.

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