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Malaysia Airlines Introduces Direct International Connectivity for Kota Kinabalu

Subang, 18 October 2012 : Malaysia Airlines is pleased to announce that effective December 2012, it is introducing full-service direct international connectivity from Kota Kinabalu to Perth and Osaka and increasing frequencies to Hong Kong.

The national carrier will commence a weekly service to Perth on Saturdays from 9 December 2012, and operate flights from Kota Kinabalu to Osaka starting 20 December 2012 on Mondays and Thursdays. It will also introduce two more weekly services from the capital of Sabah to Hong Kong on Wednesdays and Saturdays effective 1 December 2012.

Malaysia Airlines’ Group Chief Executive Officer, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said, “These services are part of our ongoing commitment to boost inbound tourist arrivals to Kota Kinabalu as well as contribute towards the growth of the tourism industry in Sabah and Sarawak. We are also introducing these flights to provide better air-connectivity in support of the Visit Malaysia 2013 campaign by the Malaysian Government. These new services alone will provide an additional weekly capacity of 800 seats for direct international tourist arrivals into East Malaysia”.

The services will be operated using the 160-seater B737-800 aircraft with the new Boeing Sky Interior, providing a premium travel experience with on-demand in-flight entertainment system on every seat, along with inflight services by the ‘World’s Best Cabin Crew’ as voted in this year’s SKYTRAX awards.

To commemorate the launch of these services, Malaysia Airlines is offering affordable all-inclusive return economy class fares from as low as RM1221 to Hong Kong, RM1489 to Perth and RM1669 to Osaka. Likewise, Business Class fares start from RM2950 to Hong Kong, RM4679 to Osaka and RM4979 to Perth.

Whilst fares to Hong Kong are available for purchase with immediate effect till 31 December 2012, offers for Perth and Osaka go on sale from 18 October until 9 November 2012.

The fares to Hong Kong are valid for immediate travel, while the offers for Perth and Osaka are valid for travel commencing 9 and 20 December 2012 respectively. All travel at these offers must be completed by 30 June 2013.

Customers can book their Malaysia Airlines flights on these direct routes through www.malaysiaairlines.com, MHmobile, flymas.mobi, nationwide ticket offices, 24-hour toll-free Call Centre at 1300 88 3000 and all appointed travel agents.

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