Expansion plans unveiled by Malaysia Airlines
Encouraged by its improved peround programme, Southeast Asia's largest passenger carrier, Malaysia Airlines recently unveiled its expansion plans, with particular focus on regional and domestic routes. The increased frequencies will provide a total of 150,346 passenger seats per week for the routes involved in the expansion plan.The plan announced by senior general manager of sales, distribution & marketing, Dato Ahmad Fuaad Dahlan, reaffirmed the airline's position as the national flag carrier and its stature as a global carrier well equipped to support KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) as an aviation hub with connectivity potential both internationally and domestically. The airline will place particular focus on Malaysia and the region, as a strategy of expansion in this area should result in positive impact in increasing its average yield per passenger kilometer, attracting greater tourism opportunities in the domestic market and beyond. The airline outlined future development plans to increase routes to China, Japan, the Middle East and India. Connectivity options from KLIA will be vastly improved, encouraging passenger growth. He added that the airline will leverage additional traffic rights where there is no immediate plan, but charter operations can begin at any time. In continuing its long-term commitment to providing affordable domestic service in support of national cohesion, Malaysia Airlines has enhanced operations by introducing additional capacities using jet equipment and wide body aircraft to key growth areas within Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines Dubai has launched a program "Romantic Interludes" designed for the honeymooners. Ideal for couples looking for a destination with variety and fun, the "Romantic Interludes" packages from Malaysia Airlines are carefully designed with selection of some of the most exotic destinations and hotels in Malaysia. "The program is first of its kind", said Dato Tuan Ibrahim, regional general manager, Middle East & Africa. "We felt a need to create a new category for the Honeymooners and Malaysia Airlines are happy to be the first ones to launch such a program", continued Dato Tuan Ibrahim. The program commences by exploring Kuala Lumpur with all its vibrancy, great dining and shopping and then head on to a luxury beach resort for a romantic time together surrounded by swaying palms tress and pristine waters. "Romantic Interludes" from Malaysia Airlines allow you to choose your dream holiday either in Kuala Lumpur or a combination of Kuala Lumpur and any one of the beach resorts located at Langkawi, Penang, Pankor Laut Island and Kota Kinabalu.