Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier of Malaysia is well connected with five Indian metro cities New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad from its capital city Kuala Lumpur. It currently operates 40 weekly flights to India from Kuala Lumpur with 12 weekly flights from New Delhi to Kuala Lumpur and 7 weekly flights each to Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru from Kuala Lumpur.
Despite the economic slowdown worldwide, India is a growth centric market for us, it is expecting a 15% growth in terms of passenger load from India in 2012 as compared to the previous year.
To ease out the seat crunch for Indian passengers, Malaysia Airlines is increasing the number of current flight frequencies from Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru to Kuala Lumpur by another 10 daytime flights. This increase will be effective by 1st September, 2012 and will provide better travel options for the consumers who can enjoy improved connectivity to destinations in the airline’s network.
Malaysia Airlines values its consumers, and has regularly come up with various opportunities and value-for-money schemes for travelers. The latest is the Showcase Malaysia Dream Deal 2012, where passengers can avail a 2-nights complimentary stay in Malaysia on purchase of any international air ticket to Malaysia or beyond from Malaysia Airlines. Passengers traveling Malaysia Airlines on a Business class ticket will get a complimentary stay in a 5-Star hotel in Malaysia whereas passengers traveling on Economy can avail a complimentary stay in a 4-Star hotel in Malaysia.
The national carrier of Malaysia has enhanced its in-flight menu of Indian cuisines for its passengers traveling from India and other parts of the world. These choices of in-flight vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals are available for passengers flying both in business and economy classes. Along with enhanced menu of cuisines the airline is also offering its passengers a new selection of premium wine and champagne labels from France, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Australia, known for their great class and elegance.
Further elaborating on the same Duncan Bureau, Senior Vice President Global Sales & Distribution, Malaysia Airlines, highlighted, “We are receiving positive response from the India market and to continue with such interest, we are providing various opportunities for our customers such as increase in the frequency of flights from Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru to Kuala Lumpur and recently we have introduced another opportunity for our consumers, the Showcase Malaysia Dream Deal 2012. We are also in full preparation to join the oneworld® alliance and have also streamlined our loyalty programme guidelines, for passengers to cherish the connectivity and hospitality of the Malaysia Airlines and the alliance members. Our passengers now enjoy a new collection of premium wines and champagne inflight from various parts of the world and can get the taste of Indian cuisines while selecting from our new and enhanced menu”.
Malaysia Airlines is on track to join the oneworld® alliance membership around the turn of the year. It is progressively developing bilateral links on code-share with oneworld® partners, the latest being Cathay Pacific and Royal Jordanian. It has also added its network to the Global Explorer; the round-the-world fare offered by all members of the alliance and selected other airlines.
When Malaysia Airlines becomes part of oneworld®, its customers will gain access to the alliance’s truly global network. Its membership will expand oneworld’s global coverage to around 820 destinations in 150 countries served by a combined fleet of more than 2,600 aircraft operating some 10,000 flights a day and carrying 358 million passengers a year.
Malaysia Airlines has also streamlined its cabin baggage rules for all its domestic and International flights. Guests traveling in Economy Class of Malaysia’s national carrier will now be allowed one piece cabin baggage up to a maximum 7kg instead of 5kg. Guests in First and Business Class have an allowance of two pieces of cabin baggage with a maximum weight of 7kg each. Each cabin bag must not exceed 56 cm height, 36 cm length and 23 cm width.
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