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Malaysia Airlines Increases Capacity & Flights Between Malaysia and Taipei

Subang, 23 October 2012 : Malaysia Airlines is pleased to announce the introduction of B737-800 services on its Kota Kinabalu - Taipei route and increased weekly frequencies between Kuala Lumpur and Taipei during the 2012/3 Northern Winter operating schedule, to cater to the growing demand for air travel on this network.

Effective 15 November 2012, its daily flight between Kota Kinabalu and Taipei will be upgraded from the present 144-seater B737-400 to the 160-seater B737-800 aircraft, offering an extra 112 seats weekly in each direction.

The B737-800 aircraft with a configuration of 16 business and 144 Economy seats, provides premium travel experience with on-demand in-flight entertainment system at every seat.

Effective 19 February 2013, Malaysia Airlines will also introduce an additional 4 weekly B737-800 flights to the existing daily B737-800 services between Kuala Lumpur and Taipei.

The new flights depart Kuala Lumpur at 1.35am and arrive Taipei at 6.20am every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The inbound flights depart Taipei at 7.55am and arrive Kuala Lumpur at 12.45pm on the same days

Malaysia Airlines Regional Senior Vice President for Malaysia/ASEAN, Encik Muzamil Mohammad said, "With the change of aircraft type and increased services, we will offer 11flights weekly from Kuala Lumpur and 7 flights weekly from Kota Kinabalu to Taipei, providing a total weekly capacity of 5,760 seats between Malaysia and Taiwan in both directions. This development was also possible due to the significant improvements in the manner we deploy our narrow body aircraft. It has brought the double benefit of allowing us to operate more services for increased revenue generation and by flying the aircraft more often we reduce the cost of every seat kilometre flown”.

“The Malaysian tourism industry is targeted to contribute RM104 billion to the country’s Gross National Income by 2020. To achieve this ambitious growth target, Malaysia will need to achieve 36 million tourist arrivals in 2020 from 24 million in 2009, at approximately 1.5 times growth. Malaysia Airlines will continue to contribute improved tourist arrivals to Malaysia by gradually increasing international connectivity through its own flights and also by leveraging on existing code share arrangements with other full service carriers." added Muzammil.

Malaysia Airlines is also offering attractive offers to Taipei from now till 5 Nov 2012 for the travel period from now till 30 June 2013. The all-inclusive promotional return economy class airfare from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei starts from only RM1159 and starts from RM969 from Kota Kinabalu to Taipei.  The all-inclusive return fare on business class from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei starts from only RM3179 and starts from only RM2679 from Kota Kinabalu to Taipei.

Customers planning their travel on the above services can book and pay through all distribution channels mainly www.malaysiaairlines.com, Malaysia Airlines 24 hours toll free number 1 300 88 3000, MH Buddy in Malaysia Airlines Facebook, MHmobile, Malaysia Airlines ticket offices and appointed agents throughout Malaysia.

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