Malaysia Airlines is set to add a third daily flight between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur, on the back of upgrading Melbourne-KL to a similar 'triple daily' schedule later this year.
The new flight – MH142/143 – will begin on four days a week from 22 November 2013 before being upgraded to a daily run on 5 February 2014.
The initial schedule sees MH142 departing Sydney every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8.50am to reach Kuala Lumpur at 2.15pm the same day.
The return flight, MH143, will be wheels-up from Kuala Lumpur on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7.30pm, arriving in Sydney at 6.25am the next day.
While the flight runs four times a week it will operate on a Boeing 777-200 configured with 35 angled flatbed business class seats and 245 economy seats.
When the flight ticks up to a daily frequency in February next year, MAS will swap the Boeing 777 for one of its latest Airbus A330s.
"The triple daily flights from 5 February will support the growing demand that we are seeing from the market in New South Wales" said Lee Poh Kait, Malaysia Airlines’ Regional Senior Vice President.
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