Malaysia Airlines increases Colombo-Kuala Lumpur service
Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier of Malaysia, providing daily direct connections between Colombo and the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, is introducing 3 daytime flights making it a total of 10 weekly flights between the two cities effective 1 April 2013.
Apart from the daily Boeing 737-800 flights departing Colombo at 0100 hours and arriving Kuala Lumpur at 0710 hours, the 3 new weekly services will be operated every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The day time flights depart at 1300 hours to arrive Kuala Lumpur at 1910 hours while the Kuala Lumpur-Colombo day time flight departs Kuala Lumpur at 1110 hours and arrives Colombo at 1200 hours.
With the introduction of the 3 weekly services, the capacity of this route is increased by 40% (480 seats) in each direction. The new daytime flights provide better travel options for customers who will enjoy improved connectivity to destinations in the airline’s network.
Malaysia Airlines’ Regional Senior Vice President for South Asia and Middle East Azahar Hamid said, “With the overwhelming response
received from the Sri Lanka market we are pleased to announce our 3 additional daytime frequencies. With new aircraft, authentic South Asian inflight cuisine and Malaysian Hospitality delivered by our award winning crew as well as competitive pricing, we are certain that our customers will cherish their travel experiences with us.”
For the benefit of consumers, the new frequencies are timed to offer further improved connectivity options via Kuala Lumpur to destinations in Australia and New Zealand as well as our destinations to major cities in China and in the ASEAN countries. To gear up the aggressive plans for the market, Malaysia Airlines has recently appointed Mr. Shah’Irwan Shahizan as its new General Manager – Sri Lanka and Maldives, stationed at Colombo.
Source: Colombo Gazette – http://colombogazette.com/2013/03/21/malaysia-airlines-increases-colombo-kuala-lumpur-service/