Malaysia Airlines is increasing its frequency from Kuala Lumpur into Mumbai to12 times weekly effective 3 June 2013. Following greater demand from the market, one additional service will be made to the current daytime schedule of services put in by the national carrier since September 2012. Starting June 2013, daytime services from Kuala Lumpur to Mumbai on flight MH174 depart every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Monday is the new day in the schedule.
MH174 departs Kuala Lumpur at 9.20am and arrives in Mumbai at 11.45am. It returns as flight MH 175 the same day, departing Mumbai at 12:40pm, arriving Kuala Lumpur at 8.20pm.
Malaysia Airlines Director of Commercial, Dr. Hugh Dunleavy, said, “South Asia, especially India, is a key market to Malaysia Airlines and we continuously strive to enhance our guests’ experience on-board. We are deploying our newest B738 aircraft on this route to bring the comfort level of guests to a higher level.”
“New aircraft with modern interiors, great in-flight entertainment, and authentic Indian in-flight cuisine adds to our special ‘Malaysian Hospitality’ delivered by our award-winning crew. Competitive pricing plus 30kg of checked-in baggage for Economy and 40kg for Business Class makes Malaysia Airlines an excellent choice to travel to the Indian sub-continent. It’s a winning proposition for our guests.” He added further.
Collaboration between Malaysia Airlines and the Taj Group of Hotels of India inked last year, presents traditional and popular Indian regional signature dishes. These have been incorporated into Malaysia Airlines’ in-flight menu to give passengers an authentic and exquisite taste of Indian gastronomic delight even before they arrive in India.
Given the timings of the daytime flights, customers avoid wasting time on travel and arrive early in the day, at 11.45am into Mumbai. This gives them extra time to spend in the city of dreams. The daytime frequencies have also improved Malaysia Airlines’ connectivity to and from Australia, New Zealand and other ASEAN points .
South Asian routes have been of primary interest to Malaysia Airlines for a long time. It flies direct 93 times weekly to cities across South Asia namely New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Dhaka, Colombo, Male, and Kathmandu.