Malaysia Airlines to end Los Angeles service

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Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will end its Kuala Lumpur-Los Angeles service, effective 30 April.

The carrier’s chief executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya attributed the decision to lower yields as a result of overcapacity and competition, as well as the high cost of operating the service.

MAS will instead rely on codeshare arrangements with its Oneworld alliance partners American Airlines and Japan Airlines to offer services to the US via Europe and Japan, it adds.

Flightglobal’s FlightMaps Analytics shows that MAS operates four times weekly to Los Angeles, via Tokyo Narita airport.