Malaysia stops 4 international routes

Malaysian Airline said it will cease operating its twice-weekly Boeing 737-400 Kota Kinabalu-Shanghai-Kota Kinabalu service and twice-weekly Twin-Otter flights between Tawau and Tarakan, Indonesia, with effect from August 1. The national carrier said in a statement this will be followed by the withdrawal of its thrice-weekly Airbus A330-300 Kuala Lumpur-*censored*uoka return service with effect from Septemper 1.

Malaysia Airlines will also withdraw its twice-weekly Airbus A330-300 direct service between Kuala Lumpur and Chengdu with effect from October 29, according to the statement.

“Through this network right-sizing, in line with our business turnaround plan, we will improve our connectivity and frequency through Kuala Lumpur International Airport,” Malaysia Airlines managing director Idris Jala said in the statement.

He added that the airline plans to increase the daily waves of flight arrivals to four per day from the current two-wave operation.