In view of a significant expected rise in the passenger load from India, Malaysia Airlines plans to increase the existing flight frequencies between India’s major destinations and Kuala Lumpur.
International passengers taking flights to Malaysia connecting at India’s metro cities will soon have higher availability of seats as Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is planning to increase the flight frequency between Kuala Lumpur and these Indian cities. The increase comes in the wake of the airline expecting 15 percent rise in the passenger load from India this year.
“Despite the economic slowdown worldwide, India is a growth-centric market for us. We are expecting 15 per cent growth in terms of passenger load from India in 2012 as compared to the previous year,” Duncan Bureau, the airline’s Senior VP Global Sales & Distribution, was quoted as saying in media reports.
The airline serves five major Indian cities – New Delhi, Mumbai Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad from Kuala Lumpur, with 12 weekly flights to New Delhi and 7 weekly flights each to Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. In total, the carrier operates about 40 weekly flights to India.
With effect from 01st September 2012, MAS plans to boost the current flight frequencies from Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai to Kuala Lumpur by additional 10 day-time flights. This will ease out the shortage of seats on flights for passengers travelling from India providing convenient and improved connectivity between destinations in the airline’s network.
“We are receiving positive response from the India market and to continue with such interest, we are providing various opportunities for our customers such as increase in the frequency of flights from Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore to Kuala Lumpur,” Bureau revealed as per media reports.
The carrier offers ample of perquisites to its customers including complimentary stay in 5-Star hotel in Malaysia for passengers travelling on Business Class tickets and a stay in 4-Star hotel for those booking flight tickets in the Economy class.