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MAS steps up capacity to Asia-Pacific for summer
Kuala Lumpur, March 13, 2013
 

MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) is upping frequencies and capacities on routes out of Kuala Lumpur to Asia-Pacific destinations for the summer season.

 

Beginning March 31, MAS will increase weekly Manila flights from 25 to 28 while bumping up Yangon and Colombo services to ten times weekly.

 

From April 1, the airline will double flights to Dhaka for twice daily operations and on the same day, swap one Boeing 737-800 aircraft for a larger B777-200 on the Denpasar route to hike capacity by 20 per cent.

 

Flights to Brisbane will be increased from five times weekly to daily on June 17, adding 566 seats in each direction.

 

Capacity on the four times weekly route to Bandar Seri Begawan will rise 11 per cent when the currently deployed B737-400 is replaced by B737-800 aircraft, effective August 15.

 

Frequencies on domestic services are also set to increase.

 

Beginning June 15, Langkawi services will grow from 42 times a week to 49. The Johor Bahru sector, currently plied 27 times a week, will be increased by a further five on July 15.

 

MAS is due to expand flights to Kuching from 49 to 77 times weekly by August 15, starting with the mounting of 19 more flights on March 31.

 

Similarly, the number of Kota Kinabalu connections will go up from the current 68 weekly to 82 by July 15, with an initial six additional weekly flights to be introduced on March 31.

 

Links to Miri will soar with an upgrade to daily services on April 15, followed by three more weekly services beginning July 15 and one more on August 15.

 

The present seven weekly services to Tawau will also be doubled from June 15, while the 14 weekly Labuan flights will be boosted to 20 a week on the same day.

 

 
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