Malaysia Airlines is increasing its nonstop services between Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur from 7 times weekly to 14 times weekly effective 28 March 2004 offering a total of 1668 seats in each direction on this route.
The new additional daily frequency, flight MH75 operated using a 229-seater Airbus A330-200 on Mondays to Saturdays and a 294-seater Airbus A330-300 on Sundays, will depart Hong Kong at 09:15 hours and arrive Kuala Lumpur at 12:55 hours. The return flight MH74 will leave Kuala Lumpur at 18:45 hours and arrive Hong Kong at 22:30 hours daily.
Both leisure and business travelers from Hong Kong will be able to maximize their stay in Malaysia with the new morning departure and evening arrival into Hong Kong. The new frequency enables Malaysia Airlines’ passengers to experience improved connections between Kuala Lumpur and Malaysian domestic leisure destinations as well as international destinations such as Bali (Denpasar), Jakarta, Surabaya and Medan. Passengers traveling to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa and South America, have the choice of the airline’s existing frequency leaving Hong Kong in the afternoon to connect at Kuala Lumpur for their destinations.
Malaysia Airlines is also increasing its 144-seater B737-400 nonstop services between Hong Kong and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from 4 times weekly to 6 times weekly effective 28 March 2004, providing an additional capacity of 288 seats in each direction.
Flight MH385/383 leaves Hong Kong every day except Friday at 15:30 hours and arrives Kota Kinabalu at 18:25 hours. The return flight MH384/382 will leave Kota Kinabalu at 11:40 hours and arrives Hong Kong at 14:30hours.
With the commencement of the double daily services to Kuala Lumpur and six times weekly services to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia Airlines is injecting a 60% increase in seat capacity on its existing operations between Malaysia and Hong Kong, offering passengers greater flexibility and choice for their travel beyond Malaysia.