Commencing in November 2013 Malaysian Airlines will be adding a third daily service between Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur.
Melbourne Airport CEO, Chris Woodruff, said the additional daily service highlights the growing demand for travel between Melbourne and Malaysia.
Melbourne is Australia’s largest market for travel to/from Malaysia, accounting for 32 per cent of total travel between Australia and Malaysia with more than 350,000 passengers annually.
Malaysia Airlines Regional Senior Vice President of Australia, New Zealand and South West Pacific, Mr Lee Poh Kait said, “With Melbourne now flying three times daily, this will increase seating capacity from 7,896 seats per week to 11844 per week. This is a 50 per cent increase in the overall availability of seats. Melbourne is one of Malaysia Airlines’ key markets, now flying 21 times weekly and is in line with the airlines’ continued efforts to strengthen its position as a top airline within this region.”
Mr Woodruff said the additional daily service from Malaysia Airlines followed an increase in the capacity available under the bilateral air services agreement between Australia and Malaysia.