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Malaysia Airlines Offers More Than 13,000 Extra Seats for Hari Raya 2013

26 July 2013, Subang:  Malaysia Airlines will be operating 80 extra and 36 upgraded flights between Kuala Lumpur and cities within Malaysia and South East Asia to meet the increasing air travel demand during the forthcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri. 

These flights, offering an additional total capacity of 17,310 seats, will be operated from 3rd to 18 th  August 2013 and are available for booking from today onwards. 

Among the key Malaysian cities to enjoy the extra flights will be Kota Bahru and Sibu with a total of 3,168 and 1,660 seats respectively.   

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

No

Route

No of Extra Flights

Capacity Offered

1

Kuala Lumpur – Phuket  and return

6

996

2

Kuala Lumpur – Penang and return

6

1230

3

Kuala Lumpur – Langkawi  and return

4

664

4

Kuala Lumpur – Alor Setar  and return

12

1992

5

Kuala Lumpur – Sibu  and return

10

1660

6

Kuala Lumpur – Kota Bahru and return

22

3608

7

Kuala Lumpur – Sandakan  and return

6

996

8

Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Terengganu  and return

8

1152

9

Kuala Lumpur – Kuantan and return

4

664

10

Kuala Lumpur – Tawau and return

2

332

Total

80

13,294

A further additional capacity of 1404 seats is available through the upgrade of existing flights between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu.  Flights to five sectors departing from Kuala Lumpur namely, Bali, Kunming, Taipei, Kota Kinabalu and Kuantan will be flying with upgraded aircraft. 

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

No

Route

Initial Aircraft

Upgraded to

No of flights upgraded

No of Extra Seats Offered

1

Kuala Lumpur – Bali and return

B738

A333

10

1170

2

Kuala Lumpur – Kunming and return

B738

B772

6

696

3

Kuala Lumpur – Taipei and return

B738

A333

6

702

4

Kuala Lumpur – Kota Kinabalu and return

B738

A333

12

1404

5

Kuala Lumpur – Kuantan and return

B734

B738

2

44

Total

36

4016

To kickstart the balik kampung season, Malaysia Airlines will start serving their famous 'bubur lambuk' on board all its domestic flights arriving Kuala Lumpur from 5.00pm - 8.30pm beginning 1 August 2013. And as an extension of its Malaysian Hospitality, the national carrier will also be serving popular Malay delicacies, 'dodol' and pineapple tarts as an extra offering to passengers on various routes on the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

The national carrier is providing the extra capacity to enable Malaysians to return home or take the opportunity to go on a short holiday during the festive season.

Customers can book their travel on Malaysia Airlines through all distribution channels mainly www.malaysiaairlines.com , Malaysia Airlines 24 hours toll free number 1 300 88 3000, MHmobile, Malaysia Airlines ticket offices and appointed agents throughout Malaysia. However, for the codeshare arrangement to Fuzhou, customers will need to call Malaysia Airlines 24 hours toll free number 1 300 88 3000, or visit Malaysia Airlines ticket offices and appointed agents throughout Malaysia.