Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will resume its full-schedule, twice-daily flights from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur starting from 30 June onwards, Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) reports. It added that the move comes after the Malaysian government’s announcement of re-opening the country’s border and removal of quarantine for fully-vaccinated travellers on 1 April.
According to the publication, MAS UK and Europe regional director Daniel Bainbridge also revealed that the airline is set to increase its seat capacity for resumed flights in late June. “The further increase in capacity of over 70,000 seats is a top priority for Malaysia Airlines on our flagship route, and we remain the only non-stop carrier between London and Kuala Lumpur,” he told TTG.
Flights along the London Heathrow – KL route are operated by the airline’s Airbus A350-900 aircraft, the report added. These feature business suites, as well as business and economy cabins.
Malaysia Airlines itself has yet to release an official announcement regarding the matter. However, we did find that listings for twice-daily flights from London to KL have already been added to the airline’s schedule when booking tickets dated 30 June onwards via its official website. It is uncertain whether the schedule is finalised or subject to change later on.
On a somewhat related note, MAS previously announced that it had resumed flights to Australia earlier this month. While currently there’s only two weekly flights to Perth and five weekly flights to Sydney, the airline said it will increase the frequency of flights to Australia next month. The airline said that flights will increase to five per week for the former and seven per week for the latter.