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Malaysia Airlines to launch flights to Tokyo Haneda

Malaysia Airlines has announced that it will begin flying to Tokyo Haneda Airport this August.

Tokyo Haneda launch

Starting 14th August 2022, Malaysia Airlines will operate 2-flights-a-week between Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Tokyo Haneda Airport. The flights will run with the following schedule:

  • Kuala Lumpur-Tokyo Haneda
  • Departure time: 14:45
  • Arrival time: 22:35
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: MH36
  • Frequency: Wednesdays and Sundays
  • Tokyo Haneda-Kuala Lumpur
  • Departure time: 00:25
  • Arrival time: 06:15
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: MH37
  • Frequency: Mondays and Thursdays
  • Note: This flight starts on 15th August 2022

The twice-weekly service will be operated by A330-300 aircraft featuring 27 Business Class seats, 16 extra-legroom Economy Class seats and 247 standard Economy Class seats.

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Captain Izham Ismail, Group Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Airlines, said:

As we anticipate a promising development on Japan’s international borders reopening, this timely expansion is set to enhance the connectivity between the ASEAN market and drive a greater traffic recovery between Malaysia and Japan. As the national carrier, we are committed to ensuring that everyone can Fly Confidently with us, guided by exceptional Malaysian Hospitality and a wide range of services and offerings for our customers wherever they fly with us.

He added:

This expansion will allow us to tap into new opportunities by operating to Asia’s third-busiest airport and the fourth-busiest airport in the world, stimulating inbound traffic to benefit Malaysian tourism and build stronger multiplier effect across the value chain of the industry.

The flights to Tokyo Haneda will complement the airline’s existing flights to Tokyo Narita.

Kuala Lumpur-Tokyo Haneda is the carrier’s fourth route to Japan after Kuala Lumpur – Osaka, Kuala Lumpur – Tokyo Narita, and Kota Kinabalu – Tokyo Narita.

Meanwhile, Malaysia Airlines will today (25th May 2022) launch nonstop flights to Doha, Qatar as part of expanded codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways.

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