Tuesday, July 16

MAS offers 14 extra flights for Chinese New Year holidays

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is ready to mount an additional 14 flights, including two upgraded ones, to various domestic destinations in conjunction with the forthcoming Chinese New Year holidays.

In a statement yesterday, MAS said seats on these additional flights will be for sale from Jan 20 to 28, 2012.

“This is over and above the 32 extra flights from Jan 17, 2012 to Feb 1, 2012 announced last week,” it noted.

The full-service premium carrier said it saw the need to boost its offering due to the increasing demand from the market for the holiday season.

Twelve of the additional flights will use the 144-seater Boeing 737-400 aircraft for the Kuala Lumpur–Kuching route (2 flights); Kuching–Kuala Lumpur (2 flights); Kuala Lumpur–Tawau (3 flights); Tawau–Kuala Lumpur (3 flights); Kuala Lumpur–Langkawi (1 flight); and Langkawi–Kuala Lumpur (1 flight).

Two of the flights will be upgraded, from the 144-seater Boeing 737-400 aircraft to the 294-seater Airbus A330 aircraft, providing an extra 150 seats on each flight, it said.

The upgraded flights are for Kuala Lumpur–Kuching and Kuching–Kuala Lumpur, and the fares are also highly competitive, it said.

Customers can fly economy class from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi, Kuching and Tawau at one-way fares starting from RM199, RM379 and RM149 respectively.

“They will also get a taste of true Malaysian hospitality and full service benefits like free baggage allowance of 20kg and 30kg per person for economy and business class travel respectively,” the airline said. As done previously, MAS said it would continue to monitor the situation and add more capacity on sectors where there is further demand.

Customers can call Malaysia Airlines’ toll-free number 1-300-88-3000 or log on to www.malaysiaairlines.com for bookings and best deals for travel on the above sectors. Customers can also book via MH Buddy on http://facebook.com/malaysiaairlines. — Bernama