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Malaysia Airlines Offers Additional Capacity for Hari Raya Puasa & Merdeka

Subang, 07 August 2011 : Malaysia Airlines is offering an additional capacity of 7764 seats through 34 extra flights and 20 upgraded flights from 26 August to 4 September 2011 to cope with the increasing demand during the forthcoming Hari Raya Puasa and Merdeka holidays.

“We have increased capacity on a number of demand sectors to cater for travellers who wish to enjoy the festive season with their beloved ones or even go for a short holiday during this period,” said Malaysia Airlines Executive Vice President for Commercial Strategy, Dato’ Dr Amin Khan.

“Malaysia Airlines will continue to monitor the situation and add more capacity on sectors where there is further demand,” he added.

The 34 extra flights, using the 144-seater Boeing 737-400 aircraft are for:

SectorNo. of Flights
Kuala Lumpur – Kota Kinabalu4
Kota Kinabalu – Kuala Lumpur4
Kuala Lumpur – Kuching3
Kuching – Kuala Lumpur3
Kuala Lumpur – Tawau3
Tawau – Kuala Lumpur3
Kuala Lumpur – Labuan2
Labuan – Kuala Lumpur2
Kuala Lumpur – Kota Bahru5
Kota Bahru – Kuala Lumpur5
Total34

In addition, additional capacity is also offered through aircraft upgrading as follows:

144-seater B737-400 to 294-seater Airbus A330 

Sector

No. of Flights

Kuala Lumpur – Kota Kinabalu

2

Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur

2

Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta

2

Jakarta-Kuala Lumpur

2

Kuala Lumpur-Surabaya

3

Surabaya-Kuala Lumpur

3

Total

14

 

 

166-seater B737-800 to 294-seater Airbus A330

 

Sector

No of Flights

Kuala Lumpur – Jakarta

3

Jakarta-Kuala Lumpur

3

Total

6

Customers can call Malaysia Airlines’ toll free number 1-300-88-3000 or log on to www.malaysiaairlines.com for bookings and best deals for travel on the above sectors.

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