June 10, 2023

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    Malaysia Airways
    IATA/ICAO Code:
    Airline Sort:
    Full Service Service
    Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport
    12 months Based:
    Izham Ismail

On August twenty seventh, Malaysia Airways made historical past by opening a brand new route connecting Kota Kinabalu and Singapore. The flight departed from Changi Worldwide Airport (SIN) and landed at Kota Kinabalu Worldwide Airport (BKI) at 12:25 native time. Passengers aboard this inaugural flight had been greeted upon arrival with a water cannon and given luggage crammed with souvenirs. Representatives from the airline, airport, and different journey companies welcomed the passengers and flight crew. Airline executives shared their pleasure over the brand new route on the occasion. The airline plans to fly the route thrice per week. It anticipates that it will sufficiently meet each leisure and enterprise journey calls for between the cities.


Historic route

Malaysia Airways reached one other milestone in its plan for community enlargement on Saturday, August twenty seventh. It opened one other flight connecting Singapore and Malaysia. At 12:25 native time, a Malaysia Airways Boeing 737-800 landed at BKI. It had simply flown the inaugural flight from SIN. Upon arrival, the passengers and flight crew had been greeted by a water cannon and had been all given luggage crammed with souvenirs to assist them bear in mind the historic flight. On the gate, representatives from varied teams greeted the passengers and crew. The organizations represented had been Tourism Malaysia, Sabah Tourism Board, Malaysia Airways Berhad, and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.

Passengers had been greeted by varied representatives after they entered the terminal in Kota Kinabalu. Photograph: Malaysia Airways

Captain Izham Ismail, the Group Chief Government Officer of Malaysia Aviation Group, shared the airline’s pleasure for this new route. Ismail said,

“We’re delighted to increase our connectivity to Singapore as lots of our passengers go for this route for enterprise and leisure journey. This can additional enhance connectivity and adaptability for passengers sure to Singapore, because the airline additionally gives direct flights to the nation through our major hub of Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Kuching. With this new service, passengers from Singapore can seamlessly hook up with the Land Under the Wind to find the scenic sights of Sabah and even Fly Malaysia to surrounding states from BKI through sister airways Firefly and MASwings.”

He said that the brand new route would assist the airline attain 70% of its capability in 2019 by the top of the 12 months. The Chief Government Officer of Sabah Tourism Board, Puan Noredah Othman, said that the tourism board anticipates a gentle stream of vacationers to the area from Singapore alongside this route. Othman said,

“Sabah Tourism Board will proceed to advertise Sabah as a most well-liked vacation vacation spot to Singaporeans and likewise to make use of the favored Singapore hub as a transit level for lengthy haul market travellers to achieve Sabah. Because the re-opening of the SIN-BKI route in April, now we have recorded an upward pattern with 1,248 arrivals in Might and three,051 arrivals in June. With the inclusion of Malaysia Airways, we’re assured that this pattern will proceed.”

Route frequency

Malaysia Airways plans to function this route thrice per week. Will probably be flown as soon as on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The flight will depart BKI at 07:00 native time on flight quantity MH647. As soon as in Singapore, the aircraft can be turned and depart at 10:00 native time on flight MH 648. The route can be flown on a Boeing 737-800 plane carrying as much as 160 passengers.

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