Qantas partner Malaysia Airlines will boost its Adelaide-Kuala Lumpur flights to five services per week from July as the airline continues its Australian growth.
From July 5 2018, the airline’s fifth weekly flight will depart Kuala Lumpur at 10:20pm on Wednesdays – running as MH139 and arriving at 7am the following morning – with the Adelaide-KL leg returning on Thursdays as MH136, pushing back 8:15am to reach KL at 2:30pm that afternoon.
Using an Airbus A330 aircraft, Malaysia Airlines offers fully-flat beds in business class, with most of the cabin in a 1-2-1 layout…
… and some rows in a 1-2-2 configuration, in which couples can sit together nearby the window (as shown in front of and behind this solo flyer):
AusBT review: Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 business class
“Malaysia Airlines was one of the very first international carriers to service Adelaide, and they’ve continued that support for almost three decades,” said Adelaide Airport Managing Director, Mark Young.
“They have shown faith in the Adelaide market after a period of restructuring and we’re delighted that there is increasing demand for the sector,” Young added.
Malaysia Airlines will also resume Brisbane-Kuala Lumpur flights from June after previously axing the route in 2016, and is also planning to bump up Perth-Kuala Lumpur flights to a double-daily service as demand allows.
The airline currently flies from Adelaide to KL on Sundays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and from Kuala Lumpur to Adelaide on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.