Malaysia Airlines resumes KL-Brisbane flights

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines will reinstate direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane effective June 6. The four times weekly service will be provided using an A330- 300 with up to 290 seats.

The airline will operate the flights every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. MH135 will depart Kuala Lumpur at 9.50am and will arrive Brisbane at 7.55pm the same day. The return flight, MH143 will depart Brisbane at 11.20pm and arrive Kuala Lumpur at 5.50am the next day.

Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Izham Ismail, said: "Malaysia Airlines need to be agile in order to respond quickly to market demands and we are very excited to be reinstating Brisbane back to our network. Brisbane is strategically placed, in close proximity to many of Queensland's tourist destinations, which will facilitate our growth plans focusing on key business and leisure cities".

"Malaysia Airlines has had a long presence in Queensland since the commencement of our operations into Brisbane on 31st October 1990. We are happy to be returning to Brisbane offering convenient connections on Malaysia Airline's global network."

Kate Jones, Minister for Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and Commonwealth Games, said through the Queensland Government's Attracting Aviation Investment Fund, Tourism and Events Queensland and its partners have again been able to secure an important airline on an important route, giving travellers another way to come here and further enhancing the reputation of Brisbane Airport.

"Malaysia Airlines is a renowned global airline and Kuala Lumpur is a thriving international hub which means a new gateway has been opened for thousands of travellers to come to Queensland to
experience the Great Barrier Reef, our world-heritage listed rainforests, our iconic beaches and the outback," Jones said.

Today Malaysia Airlines' operations between Kuala Lumpur and Australia covers Sydney (twice daily), Melbourne (twice daily), Perth (daily) and Adelaide (four times a week).

Tickets to Brisbane will go on sale from Jan 9 on Malaysia Airlines website at www.malaysiaairlines.com.

In conjunction with the opening of this route, Malaysia Airlines will kick-start its New Year Deals campaign from today with promotional all-inclusive return fares on Economy Class to Brisbane from RM2,009, Seoul from RM1,259, Tokyo from RM1,419, Auckland from RM2,239 and other destinations.

The sale ends on Jan 14. Travel period is from Jan 16 to May 31 May, with the exception of Brisbane from June 6 to Oct 31. To grab this promotion, customers can visit the airline's preferred travel agents, via mobile app or its official website.