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July 16, 2013 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Malaysia Airlines will be reinstating flights between Kuala Lumpur and Darwin up to five (5) times weekly effective 1 November 2013, after the airline ceased services to the Northern Territory of Australia in 2002.

Kuala Lumpur-Darwin-Kuala Lumpur flight times as planned by 1 November 2013:


The route will be operating on the new and improved 160-seater B737-800. The B737-800 aircraft with a configuration of 16 business and 144 Economy seats, provides premium travel experience with on-demand in-flight entertainment system at every seat.

1In conjunction with the introduction of services to Darwin, Malaysia Airlines is offering attractive promotional fares to Kuala Lumpur starting from only AUD514 for an all-inclusive Economy class return travel. Business class starts from as low as AUD2,446 for an all-inclusive return journey. Bookings are on sale till 31 July 2013 for the travel period of 02 November – 07 December 2013 and 16 January – 31 March 2014 for Economy class and 02 November 2013 – 31 March 2014 for Business class.

In addition, the airlines‟ re-introduction to Dubai will take effect on 5 August 2013. The Kuala Lumpur-Dubai return service will be mounted daily via MH162 and MH163 using the B777-200 aircraft that offers a total capacity of 282 seats in each flight, equivalent to 3,948 seats weekly. Malaysia Airlines will also be introducing new daily services to Kochi, effective 1 September 2013.

Malaysia Airlines‟ Regional Senior Vice President of Australia, New Zealand and South West Pacific, Lee Poh Kait added, “We are excited to reinstate Darwin as the sixth online city in Australia, in addition to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. The flights from Darwin also mean we are extending our reach and are strengthening our offering to customers. The airlines network is also expanded through its various code share agreements and its membership in the oneworld alliance since February 2013.

“With the commencement of Darwin services, Malaysia Airlines will now be operating a total of 58 weekly services from Australia direct to Malaysia with onward connections to over 60 destinations around the world”, he added.

Darwin is described as Australia‟s gateway to South East Asia and customers from this city will now have the opportunity to experience the events and the special cultural diversity of Malaysia during Visit Malaysia Year 2014. As well as being a top tourist destination, Darwin is also the main service centre for a wide range of industries including mining, offshore oil and gas production, pastoralism and tropical horticulture.

Malaysia Airlines is a multiple award-wining airline. Recently the airline was awarded 5-star status by Skytrax, UK and voted the „Best Airline Signature Dish‟ for its Satay, a traditional Malay savoury dish.

Customers can book their travel on Malaysia Airlines through Malaysia Airlines 24 hours toll free number 132 627 (within Australia) and Malaysia Airlines ticket offices and appointed agents throughout Australia.

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