Malaysian Airlines to increase flight frequency to Chennai

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Chennai, Oct 22 (UNI) Come October 28, Malaysian Airlines will run two additional flights from the city to Kuala Lumpur, taking the number of its direct flights in the sector to nine per week.

Talking to reporters here today, its Marketing Manager (South Asia) Devinder Singh Bindra said it would increase its Bangalore-Kuala Lumpur direct flight frequency from three to four flights a week.

This would increase its all India service from 27 to 30 flights to Kuala Lumpur from five locations - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

The airline was also looking at introducing new routes as and when the opportunity arose, he told a questioner.

Mr Bindra said South India was contributing about 40 per cent of its Indian revenues, which in turn contributed about 15 per cent to its global revenue.

Passenger traffic had increased by more than 20 per cent and the airline was expected to close the calender year, ending December next, at 20 to 22 per cent. The passenger load factor was also in the high 80s, he said.

The national carrier of Malaysia announced a value for money promotional deal for business class travellers, under which on purchase of a business class ticket, the traveller could avail an attractive 80 per cent offer on the next business class ticket to Malaysia and Singapore. This offer would be in force till November 15.


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