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Malaysian Airlines introduces flights to Kochi, reinstates Darwin, Dubai

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 9- Malaysia Airlines will introduce daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Kochi, India, beginning Sept 1, 2013, says Group Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya.

He said the airline would also reinstate flights between Kuala Lumpur and Darwin, Australia, with five times weekly flights effective Nov 1, 2013.

bizd_pc_0907_p4MAS will operate both routes on the new and improved 160-seater B737-800.

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It will also reintroduce daily flights to Dubai, effective August 5.

“Dubai will allow the connectivity to the Middle East and is a fast-growing market to Malaysia, which in fact is a very popular Muslim destination for travellers from the Middle East.

“Kochi and Darwin have always been a strong secondary market and we see those destinations a fit to our overall network,” Ahmad Jauhari told a media conference here today.

He added that MAS has also been actively strengthening frequencies to various regional destinations including 26 times flights weekly between Kuala Lumpur and Phuket with the introduction of one new daily service.

It will also increase the flight frequency between Kuala Lumpur and Kathmandu to seven times weekly from five times.

Meanwhile, MAS Director of Commercial Hugh Noel Dunleavy said MAS was refurbishing its fleet, making the airline to have the youngest fleet in Southeast Asia by year-end.

“We will put the right services and products in the aircraft and we will make sure that we can deliver plus experience for all of our guests,” he said.

– BERNAMA