Malaysia Airlines bookings have bounced back from the MH17 tragedy in July with average load factors now above 70 per cent on flights departing Australia and New Zealand for Kuala Lumpur and beyond.
According to Malaysia Airlines regional senior vice president, Australia, Lee Poh Kait, the resurgence in bookings is a result of travel agents’ unrelenting support, together with outstanding fare deals and a positive community sentiment towards the award-winning airline during turbulent times.
“This region is our main market outside of Malaysia.
“We are determined to rebuild confidence in Malaysia Airlines as one of the best full-service carriers in the world.
“We appreciate the support of the travel trade, our passengers and valued employees, especially our award-winning cabin crew,” Lee said.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down over Ukraine on July 17th on route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
The Boeing 777-200ER is presumed to have been shot down, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board
Malaysia Airlines continues to fly an average of 50,000 guests on 360 flights each day to 60 destinations.
This includes 81 flights a week from Australia and New Zealand direct to Malaysia with Kuala Lumpur the hub for passengers flying on to various parts of Asia and Europe, including on the magnificent A380 service to Paris and London.