MAS to raise frequencies for summer schedule

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Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will raise frequencies of services for its summer schedule starting March.

On 31 March, three weekly services will be added on routes from Kuala Lumpur to Yangon, Colombo and Manila. With this, the carrier will operate 10 times weekly to Yangon and Colombo, and 28 times weekly to Manila.

On 1 April, MAS will double the Kuala Lumpur-Dhaka frequency to twice daily, and raise its Kuala Lumpur-Brisbane frequency from five to seven times weekly on 17 June.

The airline will add a daily service from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau and Langkawi on 15 June, increasing the frequencies to twice and seven times daily respectively. On the same date, its Kuala Lumpur-Labuan service will be increased from 14 to 20 times weekly.

On 15 April, 11 weekly frequencies will be added to the Kuala Lumpur-Miri service, and the Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru service will increase from 27 to 32 times weekly on 15 July, adds the airline.

MAS will also progressively raise frequencies of two other services. The Kuala Lumpur-Kota Kinabalu frequency will be increased from 68 to 82 times weekly by 15 July, while the Kuala Lumpur-Kuching service will be raised from seven to 11 times daily by 15 August.

"The capacity increase is made possible as we take delivery of an average one 160-seater [Boeing] 737-800 aircraft per month, two more 494-seater [Airbus] A380 and four 283-seater A330-300 aircraft this year," says MAS group chief executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya.