Malaysia Air steps up LA route

Malaysia Airlines is increasing the number of flights offered on its Los Angeles-Taipei-Kuala Lumpur route.  Last week the award-winning carrier added a sixth flight per week on Thursdays; and daily service will begin January 16, 2007.  All flights will be operated by B747-400 aircraft, which recently have been renovated with the latest technology in sleeper seats and in-flight entertainment.

“Travel to Southeast Asia from the Western U.S. is growing significantly, and Malaysia Airlines is capturing a large share of the market,” explained Halid Alpi, vice president of Malaysia Airlines for the Americas.  “We continue to receive accolades for our service and comfort, which is what long-haul travelers are seeking.”

In the premium classes, Malaysia Airlines offers luxurious flat bed sleeper seats, gourmet meals and extensive on-demand in-flight entertainment. Malaysia Airlines is one of only four airlines in the world to be awarded the coveted Skytrax Five-Star World Airline Ranking and best economy class in the world for service, comfort and cuisine.

First Class and Golden Club Class (business) passengers are invited to wait for their flight in the privacy and comfort of Malaysia Airlines’ award-winning Golden Lounges in select cities. Considered one of the world’s most spectacular, the International Golden Lounge in Kuala Lumpur offers showers, sleeping rooms, a coffee bistro, gourmet cuisine, a noodle bar, business center, a nursery and children’s playroom and other amenities. A relaxation room has been redesigned and refurbished with award-winning massage chairs and foot massagers.

Halid points out that Malaysia Airlines offers an array of flights throughout Southeast Asia.  “Kuala Lumpur is the ideal hub for those passengers going on to Bangkok, Bali, Siem Reap, Singapore, or any of scores of other vibrant destinations in the region.”