Kuala Lumpur: Estimating more Indians as tourists to Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines has decided to increase its flight frequency to Chennai and Bangalore.
The Malaysian national carrier will use Airbus 330-300 and Airbus 330-200 aircraft, increasing seating capacity from the present 2,920 to 3,607, and the new winter schedule will see Malaysia Airlines add another two weekly flights to Chennai, taking the total flights in a week to nine, and will fly to Bangalore four times a week.
The additional services to Chennai will start from 28 October, on Thursdays and Sundays. The extra flights to Bangalore will start from 3 November, on Saturdays.
According to Malaysia Airlines regional manager for South Asia, Christopher Yek, Bangalore and Chennai are prominent growing gateways for the airline. Adding the new schedule, Malaysia Airlines would be operating 30 weekly flights to its five gateways in India.
Malaysia Airlines already flies to New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.