Malaysia Airlines, currently the only carrier providing daily direct full service connections between Kuala Lumpur and the main Indian hubs of Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad will introduce new daytime frequencies between Malaysia and India effective 1 September 2012.
From this date Malaysia Airlines’ current daily evening frequencies between Kuala Lumpur and the Indian cities of Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru will be complemented by daytime flights, providing better travel options for customers to enjoy improved connectivity to destinations in the airline’s network.
Malaysia Airlines’ Regional Senior Vice President for Malaysia and ASEAN, Encik Muzammil Mohamad said, “These are exciting times for those who regularly patronize our flights to Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai.
“As part of our Business Plan strategy to win more customers, we have identified the vast growth potential in the Indian routes and are now set to increasing our services offering more flight choices. With new aircraft, authentic Indian inflight cuisine and Malaysian Hospitality delivered by our award winning crew as well as competitive pricing, we invite customers to take advantage of this winning proposition and cherish their travel experiences with us.”
The daytime service from Kuala Lumpur to Mumbai, flight MH174, departs every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 09:20 hours and arrives in the Indian city at 11:45 hours. It returns as flight MH 175 the same day, departing Mumbai at 11:45 hours arriving Kuala Lumpur at 20:20 hours.
The additional daytime service to Bengaluru on Monday, Thursday and Saturday departs Kuala Lumpur as flight MH 104 at 09:50 hours and arrives at 11:20 hours, while the return flight MH105 departs at 12:10 hours and arrives Kuala Lumpur at 18:55 hours.
The Chennai service is increased by 4 weekly daytime flights on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday with flight MH182 departing Kuala Lumpur at 09:35 hours and arriving in the South Indian city at 10:45 hours. The return flight departs Chennai at 11:45hours to arrive Kuala Lumpur at 18:15 hours.
Together with the above services as well as existing 12 weekly return services to New Delhi and daily return service to Hyderabad, Malaysia Airlines provides a total of 50 weekly direct and full service flights between India and Malaysia.