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Malaysia Airlines Reinstates Flights to London and Australia

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Malaysia Airlines just stated that, beginning March 27, it will enhance flight operations between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and London’s Heathrow Airport. The news came after the administration announced on April 1 that it would reopen its borders.

Initially, the airline will fly 11 times per week until June 29. After June 30, the airline will resume pre-pandemic levels of operation, including twice-daily flights to London for the first time since 2020. Between the two major cities, it is planned to supply more than 70,000 seats.

“We now eagerly the opening of Malaysian borders on Apr. 1. for travelers who we know have been wanting to visit and look forward to welcoming them back on board with our signature Malaysian hospitality.” Daniel Bainbridge, Malaysia Airlines U.K. and Europe regional director said.

Flights will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

After an epidemic that lasted two years. Some Asian countries are reopening their borders to attract global visitors and boost their tourism sectors. The country’s flag carrier stated that it will continue to work with the Ministry of Transportation to ensure that loosening travel restrictions will not jeopardize the country’s security. In addition, by the end of 2022, the airline hopes to have reached roughly 70% of its pre-covid capacity.

According to the airline, it operated around 23% of 2019’s available seat kilometers (ASK) levels for the same period in January and February. Meanwhile, Malaysia Airports, the operator of the country’s 39 airports, has praised the government’s move.

“We are looking forward to seeing good growth in our international passenger and aircraft traffic movements as this would contribute significantly to the Group’s and airport community’s business performance.” Dato’ Iskandar Mizal Mahmood, Managing Director of Malaysia Airports said.

Most passengers would not have gone by air since the outbreak began, according to Malaysian airports.

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