Member since 26 Jul 2017
Total posts 17
I have always wondered why Qantas does not fly to Kuala Lumpur. There is high demand for this destination, and such aircraft as an A330-200 or A330-300 would be perfect.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 11 Dec 2017
Total posts 122
They probably would if they had more A330s. Though the way things are going I wouldn’t be surprised if another codeshare is announced shortly!
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 761
Is there high demand for KL and from whom? KL is home to two large low cost carriers that Qantas likely has little interest in stealing their clientele.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 212
This question has been put to QF before, and the answer was that it had been investigated, but the yield from KUL was lower than from other destinations, and therefore its aircraft were better used on other destinations. It always comes down to the best financial returns and the limited number of aircraft.
Member since 08 Jul 2016
Total posts 2
Jetstar used to fly to KL and the loads were too low to make it economic.
Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 04 May 2018
Total posts 15
I agree with the opinions expressed so far, and whilst I understand some people prefer non-stop services, could future 789's (with greater emphasis on Economy & Premium Economy seating) be used to serve an Asian destination such as KUL en route to a smaller European market such as FCO or ATH. MEL has a reasonable sized Italian and Greek community that could make such a service work.
Member since 08 May 2017
Total posts 9
This route would be better suited to Jetstar with the a321neo LR’s. Not enough premium traffic for qantas
Member since 15 Feb 2018
Total posts 151
Qantas used to fly to KUL, but since then, times have changed MAS has good services to Australia, and the advent of LOw Cost Carriers has changed the dynamics of the KUL market. If they had additional aircraft, there may be a case for services to other Asian destinations, or even a direct ADL ti SIN.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 31 Oct 2016
Total posts 204
Great point about the LCCs out of KL...
Member since 04 Nov 2017
Total posts 65
Most likely due to lack of demand that would at least match yields on the KL route. As mentioned by others, the fact that Jetstar tried SYD-KUL and had to pull out due says that the demand is probably low on top of the route being mostly low yielding VFR (Visiting Family Relatives).
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Comparative low yield and lack of business traffic versus SIN and HKG.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
Because, as the honourable members before me have explained, it won't make them money. QED.
Member since 16 Jun 2017
Total posts 1
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 349
I suspect if QF had a 737, a320 or similar sized aircraft that can fly there, they would. Otherwise, its just too small of a market for them. Partner malaysian already flies direct so unless demand is greatly increased, working out a codeshare with MH is probably the best decision.
Member since 08 Feb 2018
Total posts 102
Maybe also as MAS (or other potential codeshare partners) doesn't fly to many other destinations QF cant do through SIN, BKK, or HKG, there isn't a heap of additional demand over KUL to justify a service. And KUL in itself doesnt generate enough demand for them.
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