Malaysia Airlines is all set to launch five additional flights to India connecting Mumbai with its primary hub at Kuala Lumpur. The additional flights operating between May 13 and 31, 2012 will strengthen the route between the two cities.
The flag carrier of Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines is all set to add five flights per week on the route connecting Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur between May 13th 2012 and May 31st 2012, revealed various online sources.
The new flight on the route, MH 7085, is scheduled to depart Mumbai Airport on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 01:15 hours, while the return flight to India connecting Mumbai, MH 7084, will depart from Kuala Lumpur on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 21:40 hours.
Nur Shaffik Haris, General Manager – Western India, Malaysia Airlines said, “Malaysia Airlines has enjoyed 20 per cent year-on-year growth from the Indian market. By nature, the Indian traveller never pre-plans travel; it is always last-minute bookings for Indians, and since May is the busiest time of year for traffic from Mumbai to Kuala Lampur, we have faced capacity issues in the past. Keeping this in mind, for the month of May, we have added five flights to the existing flights on the route.” He was speaking at the Malaysia Food Festival, which was hosted by Malaysia Airlines and Tourism Malaysia, held at the Hyatt Regency Mumbai on 9th May 2012.
Furthermore, M Hatimi Abas, Consul General, Consulate General of Malaysia revealed that considering the roaring figure of around 693,056 Indian visitors who took holiday breaks in Malaysia in 2011, the country is mooting to reinstate the Visa-on-Arrival facility for Indian travellers. The facility for Indian travellers was withdrawn in May 2008 citing illegal immigrants.
Informing about the airline’s global growth, Nur Shaffik Haris revealed that the Malaysia Airlines is expecting delivery of 70 new aircraft out of which 55 airliners will be Boeing and 25 will be Airbus aircrafts. He further revealed that the airline will deploy four Airbus 380 aircrafts on its route connecting Kuala Lumpur and London by 1st July 2012.
In its endeavour to delight passengers, Malaysia Airline had earlier this week launched a three day special deals for economy class tickets for 9 international destinations. The special offer that ran from 9th to 11th May 2012, offered relatively cheap flights to India connecting Penang to Mumbai amongst host of other destinations in China, North and South Asia, Australia and Europe.