Malaysia Airlines today announced that it will resume services to six international destinations and continues services to two international destinations that it earlier planned to suspend operations.
This decision is made in the wake of the recent positive developments in the global aviation industry. Among others, airlines are benefitting from the resurgence in confidence in flying, stabilizing fuel prices, lower interest rates, and improved traffic demand. These developments translate into higher optimism for airlines to resume services to key and strategic markets.
Under this exercise, Malaysia Airlines will gradually reinstate its services between Kuala Lumpur and six international destinations namely, Manchester, Rome, Istanbul, Cairo, Beirut and Karachi and also continue its services between Kuala Lumpur-Auckland beyond 26 February 2002 and between Kuala Lumpur-Zurich beyond 30 March 2002, the intended dates of their suspension announced originally.
Flights between Kuala Lumpur and Manchester and between Kuala Lumpur and Karachi will resume as direct services. Whereas the services between Kuala Lumpur and Beirut will be routed via Cairo, services between Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul will be routed via Dubai and services to Rome will be operated via Zurich.
Malaysia Airlines will thus reinstate its on-line presence at eight international destinations (Please refer Attachment 1 for details).
Passenger bookings for the reinstated services will be accepted from 0800hours/15 January 2002 by Malaysia Airlines 24-hour call center at the toll-free number 1-300-88-3000.