Malaysia Airlines will suspend flights to Brisbane at the end of the first quarter of 2023. The airline called it a reasonable move under its ongoing business review.
Accordingly, the last flight MH134 will depart from Brisbane to Kuala Lumpur on March 26, 2023. However, flights from Kuala Lumpur to four other Australian destinations – Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne – will continue, offering 43 non-stop flights per week between Australia and Malaysia.
In November, the airline scheduled just three non-stop routes using A330 aircraft and will increase flights to 13 flights per month from December 2022 to March 2023 to accommodate the peak holiday traffic in the region. summer in Australia. Customers booking on the direct Kuala Lumpur – Brisbane route after March 27, 2023, will fly with Malaysia Airlines to Sydney or Melbourne to connect with Qantas codeshare flights to Brisbane.
Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer Captain, Izham Ismail, explained: “After a thorough business review, we have made a difficult decision to suspend our operations in Brisbane to ensure we operate and use our fleet at an optimum level, as well as maximizing revenue on every route we fly to while facing strong headwinds from the continued increase in fuel cost, forex and interest rate.”
According to Izham Ismail, the forwarding of bookings to other Australian cities remains encouraging and head of 2019’s performance, He added the focus of the airline is on strengthening the network to achieve a full recovery by 2024. This year, the airline has launched routes from Kuala Lumpur to Doha, Haneda, and Yogyakarta. From Kota Kinabalu, flights have resumed to Singapore.