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Malaysia Airlines to Increase its Operations between Kuala Lumpur and Japan

Enjoy more convenient travel with increased flight frequencies to Haneda, Narita, and Osaka

KLIA, 20 October 2022: Malaysia Airlines will increase its flight frequency to and from Tokyo, Japan from twice-weekly to thrice-weekly service on its newest Haneda (HND) route, and from five times weekly to daily service on the Narita (NRT) route starting 1 November 2022, in anticipation of surge in travel demand following the reopening of Japan's borders to international travellers. In addition, since October 2022, the airline's frequency into Osaka (KIX) has increased from thrice to five times weekly.


Flight MH36 from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to HND departs at 3.00pm, and the return leg MH37 departs HND at 12.30am; whilst MH88 from KUL to NRT departs at 11.35pm and MH89 departs NRT at 10.05am. MH52 departs KUL to KIX at 10.40pm and MH53 departs KIX to KUL at 9.55am.


These routes will be serviced by the airline's flagship aircraft, the A350 or state-of-the-art A330 aircraft.


The A350 aircraft is equipped with 4 Business Suite seats, 35 Business Class seats, 27 Economy Class seats with extra legroom, and 220 Economy Class seats for a total of 286 seats on the flight. Meanwhile, the A330 aircraft, is equipped with 290 seats, comprising 27 seats in Business Class, 16 Economy with extra legroom, and 247 seats in Economy Class.


Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines, Captain Izham Ismail said, "We are encouraged by the healthy uptick in forward bookings on flights to Haneda after the successful launch of our twiceweekly service in August this year. It is timely to increase the frequency now to accommodate the surge in passenger demand for travel to Japan, following the opening of the country’s border to business and leisure travellers. Our operation into Osaka has also gained good traction, with current capacity stands at 70% of pre-pandemic level.


We hope our additional service on the Japanese routes namely Haneda, Narita and Osaka will rebuild traffic between the two nations quickly and spur economic growth, whilst helping business and trade. The frequency increase will facilitate the airline’s capacity recovery to more than 70 percent of prepandemic levels alongside the recovery of other top performing international destinations including London, Australia, New Zealand and India.”


Travellers to Japan will be able to travel on Malaysia Airlines or its joint business partner, Japan Airlines and benefit from the ease of a single ticket, check-in services, boarding, and baggage-check operations, frequent flyer benefits, and access to world-class lounges during the travel as well as more choice to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Japan at their convenience via key hubs in Kuala Lumpur, Haneda and Narita.


Visit the official Malaysia Airlines website at for more information and to book your flight to and from Haneda, Narita and Osaka. Malaysia Airlines invites customers to enroll in its award-winning travel and lifestyle loyalty program, Enrich, at Enrich website to earn Enrich Points and take advantage of member-only privileges. Download the Malaysia Airlines App to have the latest promotions at your fingertips at any time and from any location.


*Flight schedule on Kuala Lumpur and Japan routes starting 1 November 2022:




Standard Departure Time​​

Operating Days

Kuala Lumpur – Haneda



Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays

Haneda – Kuala Lumpur​​​​



Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays

Kuala Lumpur – Narita ​​​​​​​




Narita – Kuala Lumpur​​​




Kuala Lumpur – Osaka



Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Osaka – Kuala Lumpur​​​



Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays


*The flight schedule is subject to change based on operational requirement. Customers are advised to refer to our website for the schedule from time to time.





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