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Malaysia Airlines Mounts Extra Flights for Hari Raya

Subang, 16 July 2012 : Malaysia Airlines has mounted 55 extra and 9 upgraded flights between Kuala Lumpur and Medan, Indonesia as well as selected cities within Malaysia to meet the increasing air travel demand during the forthcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

These flights, offering an additional total capacity of 10824 seats, will be operated from 16th to 28th August 2012 and are available for booking and payment now through all its distribution channels.

Among the key Malaysian cities to enjoy the extra flights will be Kota Kinabalu (8 flights/1666 seats) and Kota Bharu (5 flights/736 seats). A further additional capacity of 402 seats is available through the upgrade of existing 3 flights between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. In the case of Kuching, six flights will be upgraded to provide an additional 771 seats.

The Kuala Lumpur-Medan services have been increased to 15 times to accommodate the increasing demand from those who have planned to return home to be with their families during the Aidilfitri holiday period.

The full details of the additional flights are as follows:-


Extra Flights

Upgraded Flights


Kuala Lumpur – Kota Kinabalu vv


Kuala Lumpur – Kuching vv


Kuala Lumpur – Tawau vv

Kuala Lumpur – Labuan vv



Kuala Lumpur – Sibu vv

Kuala Lumpur – Miri vv3x-

Kuala Lumpur – Bintulu vv


Kuala Lumpur – Kota Bahru vv


Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Terengganu vv


Kuala Lumpur – Alor Setar vv


Kuala Lumpur – Medan vv


*Note:  vv denotes vice-versa

Malaysia Airlines will continue to monitor the booking trend during this festive season and will further increase capacity if there is additional demand.

Customers are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to avoid disappointment.  Tickets are available through Malaysia Airlines’ website, MHmobile,, nationwide ticket offices, 24-hour toll-free Call Centre at 1300 88 3000 and all appointed travel agents.


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