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Malaysia Airlines adds services

posted Mar 28, 2012, 8:23 PM by Dong Travel Ticketing   [ updated Mar 28, 2012, 8:23 PM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh ]

BANGKOK, 28 March 2012: Malaysia Airlines will add an extra flight, Sunday on its Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur route giving it four flights from 6 May.

Currently the airline offers four daily flights on all days of the week, except on Sunday when there are just three flights.

The additional flight departs Bangkok at 1415 and from Kuala Lumpur at 1205.

The frequency increase is part of a wider strategy to offer more services from regional cities to allow the airline to create a regional hub for connecting flights to long-haul destinations.

It will add services out of Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, Manila, Phnom Penh, Taipei, Medan and Jakarta and even to Los Angeles in the United States. The new services will gradually roll in from 25 March through to May.

It represents a major gamble for the airline during a time when fuel prices are rising and the uncertainties airlines face to just sustain break even on their long-haul services in markets that are suffering economic stress.

The airline says its weekly seat capacity will rise from 19,540 seats per week, per sector, to 24,820 seats mainly using B737-800 and B777-200 aircraft.

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