Malaysia Airlines is embarking on a new commercial expansion strategy to extend its presence in India. The plan includes launching three new flight routes from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Amritsar (ATQ) on November 8, to Thiruvananthapuram (TRV) on November 9, and to Ahmedabad (AMD) on December 1.
This expansion effort will increase Malaysia Airlines' direct connections from Kuala Lumpur to India to a total of nine key destinations. This expanded network will offer passengers greater choices and travel flexibility between the two countries. The airline currently operates direct flights to New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kochi.
Datuk Captain Izham Ismail, Group Managing Director of Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) said, “India remains a key market for Malaysia Airlines, hence we are delighted to introduce three new routes into our Indian network, which will provide added convenience for travellers, strengthen our presence in this core market and extend our Malaysian Hospitality service even further. Currently, our average load factor on this route is at 81% YTD July 2023 signifying the growth and confidence for travel between the two markets. We are looking at restoring our pre-COVID-19 capacity in the Indian market by the end of this year and will also look to increase flight frequencies to other destinations as we support seamless travels in Malaysia and beyond.”