Malaysia Airlines has increased its domestic and international connectivity beginning June and July respectively, to facilitate essential travels locally and as other countries begin to lift border restrictions.
The airline will adjust its network capacity from time to time to ensure passenger demandsare met, prior to normalizing the schedule in October for both domestic and international destinations.
The resumption of services will allow families who have not been able to return to their loved ones due to travel restrictions in many parts of the world to reunite. Passengers are however, reminded to check entry and exit requirements before their journeys with travel restrictions remaining in place in most countries.
The frequency of domestic flights for June and July are as follows:
|Kuala Lumpur – Alor Setar/Johor Bahru/Kota Bharu/Langkawi/Terengganu/
|June and July||2 times weekly|
|Kuala Lumpur – Kuantan/Bintulu/Sibu||June and July||Once a week|
|Kuala Lumpur – Penang/Kuching||June||3 times weekly|
|Kuala Lumpur – Kuching||July||5 times weekly|
Frequency of flights for international destinations are as follows:
|Kuala Lumpur – Dhaka/Kathmandu/London/Osaka/Narita/
|July||2 times weekly
*Kuala Lumpur – Melbourne (1 until 18 July)
|Kuala Lumpur – Chennai/Hyderabad/Mumbai/Bangalore/
|July||Once a week
*Kuala Lumpur – Sydney (6 until 31 July)
|Kuala Lumpur – Manila||July||3 times weekly|
|Kuala Lumpur – Jakarta/Bangkok||July||4 times weekly|
|Kuala Lumpur – Singapore||July||5 times weekly|
Malaysia Airlines’ Group Chief Executive Officer, Captain Izham Ismail said, “We are pleased to announce the resumption of our services by increasing capacity to domestic and international routes and we look forward to welcoming our passengers back onboard. We shall continue to ensure their safety, health, as well as their comfort by introducing new initiatives aligned with international safety and health protocols, as part of our commitment to offer passengers peace of mind throughout their journey with us.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their continued support and confidence in Malaysia Airlines throughout these challenging times. Following the Malaysian Government’s recent announcement on interstate travel, we have also released a special video titled ‘Ready to fly and rediscover Malaysia’ which is available on Malaysia Airlines’ social media platforms. We hope that by showcasing unique and beautiful domestic attractions located across Malaysia, we can inspire local travellers to explore the beauty of our homeland and boost local tourism efforts.”
At the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, Malaysia Airlines has implemented various enhanced safety measures and protocols in coordination with health and airport authorities to ensure passengers’ health and wellbeing are taken care of. These measures include temperature checks, sanitization and disinfection of all properties and facilities, enforcement of social distancing, mandatory usage of face masks and installation of protective screen barriers at check-in counters and transfer desks at KL International Airport (KLIA). All Malaysia Airlines frontliners on ground and onboard are required to wear personal protective equipment and their health screened daily. Even upon arrival, passenger luggage will be sanitized.
These health and safety precautionary measures are also extended to the Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounges which is planned to be re-opened on 1 July 2020.
At the same time, Malaysia Airlines passengers can continue to enjoy hours of inflight entertainment on their seatback screens, Wi-Fi connectivity and comfort amenities of hygienically packed pillows and blankets available on selected flights. Inflight dining has been modified to limit contact between cabin crew and passengers but are assured to be substantial for all cabin classes especially on long haul flights.
The airline also ensures all its aircraft are cleaned and disinfected before and after every flight, while lavatories will be kept clean during flight by cabin crew at regular intervals. Other inflight services such as reading material, inflight duty-free and retail will continue to be suspended for the time being.
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