Malaysia Airlines and Dorak Holdings Sign Agreement for Charter Services between Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul
Istanbul, 27 July 2019: Malaysia Airlines, yesterday signed a three-month agreement with Dorak Holdings, one of Turkish’s most prominent tourism players to provide charter flights between Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen International Airport from October until December 2019.
The agreement will see the airline operating three times weekly charter flights utilizing its Airbus 330 aircraft.
Malaysia Airlines’ A330 aircraft comes with 287 seats comprising of 19 seats in Business Class and 268 seats in Economy Class.
The agreement was signed between Hazman Hilmi Sallahuddin, member of the senior management team of Malaysia Airlines and Ahmet Serdar Körükçü, Chairman of the Board, Dorak Holdings.
Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer, Captain Izham Ismail said, “We are delighted to enter into the agreement with Dorak Holdings to offer charter services between Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul. With this agreement, Malaysia Airlines will be the first Malaysian carrier to land in Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, since Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) acquired the airport in 2015. As the national carrier of Malaysia, we are the first touch point of Malaysia, and the first touch point for travellers to experience Malaysian Hospitality. We hope that through this agreement, we are able to promote more of Malaysia to Turkey at the same time, to attract new markets to visit Malaysia.”