Malaysia Airlines launches new direct flight from Doha to Kuala Lumpur

by | May 28, 2022 | LIFESTYLE, NATIONAL, NEWS, TRAVEL | 0 comments

The Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri personally welcomed passengers aboard the new direct Malaysia Airlines flight upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport from Doha, yesterday. 

The new service will continue driving Malaysia’s tourism recovery via this new route and further boost the growth of traffic flow via KLIA, opening up Malaysia more broadly to travellers from other international destinations.

The service will provide passengers seamless connectivity via Hamad International Airport, enabling optimal connections to the United States, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, through the airline’s codeshare partnership with Qatar Airways.

The national airline will operate a direct daily flight between Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Hamad International Airport, Doha via MH160 departing KUL- DOH at 9:20 pm and MH161 departing DOH-KUL at 01:30 am.

The daily service will be operated with A330300 aircraft, equipped with 290 seats, comprising 27 seats in Business Class, 16 Economy with extra legroom and 247 seats in Economy Class.

Malaysia has reopened its borders to international tourists starting 1st April 2022. Commenting on the reopening, Nancy said, “It is indeed a huge relief for the tourism industry as we welcome more international tourists, newcomers and regulars alike, to further boost our economy.”

“Therefore, we hope for a strong rebound in our market as the border reopening will open doors for the tourism revival to bolster recovery. We are targeting to attract 2 million international tourist arrivals this year with more than RM8.6 billion (AED7.5 billion) in tourism receipts,” she said.