New Delhi, Dec 12 (UNI) Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier of Malaysia, will fly two additional flights on Delhi-Kuala Lumpur routes from January 7 next year, it was announced today.
''With this, our flights per week on Delhi gateway will increase to nine,'' Airlines' South Asia Regional Manager Christopher Yek said.
The new flights will be operational every Monday and Saturday at 1215 hrs.
Henceforth, the total seat capacity operational on the Delhi gateway will increase from 2030 to 2549 seats-- 378 seats in business class and 2171 seats in economy class.
The additional flights will be serviced by A-330-300/A-330-200 aircraft.
Delhi is third successive gateway from where the airline has scaled its operation in immediate progression.
''This flight enhancement is in sync with the growing passenger demands with Delhi being the main gateway catering to the other feeder markets of North India. Strategically the airline is enhancing its presence in India market under its Business Turnaround Plan. The year 2008 will foresee more positive developments with new tactical campaigns and online initiatives,' Mr Yek said in a press statement.
In India market, Malaysia Airlines has already enhanced its flight frequency from South Indian gateways of Chennai and Bangalore.
With the new flight enhancement from Delhi gateway, the airline will now operate 32 weekly flights from its present five gateways in India-- New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
The airline will offer 9 flights per week from New Delhi and Chennai, 7 weekly flights from Mumbai, 4 flights from Bangalore and 3 flights from Hyderabad.
The airline has also launched its travel arm-- Golden Holidays.
Targeting the India leisure travel segment, Golden Holidays is being promoted and marketed by Kuoni Holidays.