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Malaysia Airlines to increase flights to London Heathrow

Malaysia Airlines has announced plans to increase flights to London Heathrow. The announcement comes after Malaysia announced that it will reopen its borders to international travellers on 1st April 2022.

Presently, Malaysia Airlines operates 5-flights-a-week between Kuala Lumpur International Airport and London Heathrow Airport. However, as of 27th March 2022, the airline will operate 11-flights-a-week between the two airports and the flights will increase to double-daily as of 30th June 2022. The flights as of 27th March will operate with the following schedule:

  • Kuala Lumpur-London
  • Departure time: 23:30
  • Arrival time: 05:55 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 13 hours and 25 minutes
  • Flight number: MH2
  • Frequency: Daily
  • London-Kuala Lumpur
  • Departure time: 11:00
  • Arrival time: 07:15 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 13 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: MH3
  • Frequency: Daily

  • Kuala Lumpur-London
  • Departure time: 09:50
  • Arrival time: 16:35
  • Flight time: 13 hours and 45 minutes
  • Flight number: MH4
  • Frequency: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays (daily from 30th June 2022)
  • London-Kuala Lumpur
  • Departure time: 21:35
  • Arrival time: 17:50 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 13 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: MH1
  • Frequency: Daily

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All of these flights will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A350s featuring 4 Business Suites seats (former First Class seats), 35 Business Class seats, 27 extra-legroom Economy Class seats and 220 standard Economy Class seats.

The additional flights will increase capacity on the route by over 70,000 seats.

Malaysia Airlines also said that the frequency increase “coincides with other Southeast Asian destinations such as Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam that have all announced a relaxation of entry requirements for international travellers who have been fully vaccinated”.

Daniel Bainbridge, Regional Director – United Kingdom and Europe, Malaysia Airlines, said:

I am delighted that we are resuming our full schedule, twice daily flights from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur in the summer following the significant increase to 11x weekly flights from 27 March for the first time since early 2020. The further increase in capacity of over 70,000 seats is a top priority for Malaysia Airlines on our flagship route and we remain the only non-stop carrier between London and Kuala Lumpur. We now eagerly await the opening of Malaysian borders on 1 April for travellers who we know have been wanting to visit and look forward to welcoming them back onboard with our signature Malaysian hospitality.

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