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Malaysia Airlines Launches Kota Kinabalu - Shanghai

Malaysia Airlines has expanded operations to China and further boosted access to the East Malaysian state of Sabah with the launch of a twice-weekly scheduled service between Kota Kinabalu and Shanghai.

Effective from Friday, Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH394 departs Kota Kinabalu every Wednesday and Friday at 1030 hours to reach Shanghai at 1445 hours. The return flight MH 395 leaves Shanghai at 1700 hours local time and arrives Kota Kinabalu at 2120 hours the same day.

A two class configured Boeing 737-400 aircraft with 16 Business and 128 Economy Class seats will be used on this service.

The commencement of this new service reflects Malaysia Airlines’ strategy of expansion within the growth markets of China and India and its commitment to extending air links within the BIMP-EAGA (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines - East ASEAN Growth Area) region.

Today’s move also further establishes Kota Kinabalu as an increasingly active hub on the South East Asia aviation map, adding to its existing 15 services between the city and other international destinations.


Together with this newly launched service, Malaysia Airlines now offers a weekly capacity of 30264 seats between Malaysia and China in both directions.

Speaking at the inaugural flight send-off ceremony at Kota Kinabalu on Friday, Mr Germal Singh, the airline’s Regional Manager for Malaysia/Singapore, said, “Today’s flight to Shanghai is a welcome extension to our long term relationship with China. Malaysia Airlines has aggressively pursued its strategy of expanding services to areas of strong growth potential. China is one such market. We hope that the number of tourist arrivals and business entrepreneurs will rapidly increase in both directions.”

Customers can contact Malaysia Airlines’ toll-free number 1-300-88-3000 or their travel agents for reservations and enquiries on this or any of its services.