Sunday 6 September 2020

Malaysia Airlines halts flights to Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth

MALAYSIA A350-941 9M-MAF (CN 203)      File Photo

Malaysia Airlines is pulling the plug on flights to Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth from the 25th October 2020 through to the 27th March 2021 as Australia's international borders look set to remain closed until next year. A spokesperson for Malaysia Airlines confirmed the "temporary suspension" of flights to Executive Traveller. Services to Sydney and Melbourne will continue, but at a reduced frequency of one flight per week until 2021. The Oneworld member's Kuala Lumpur - Sydney schedule will toggle up to twice per week from March 1st to March 27th, 2021. "Despite the restrictions on inbound arrival caps, Malaysia Airlines will continue to operate flights from Melbourne with 1 weekly flight until 31st December 2020 and gradually increasing to two flights weekly from 1st January to  the 28th February 2021, and three times weekly from the 1st March to  the 27th March 2021," the spokesperson said, adding that the airline "will continually review the border restrictions, in hope of reintroducing flights earlier." Giles Gilbert, Malaysia Airlines' Regional Manager for Australia & New Zealand, said in a statement that while the flights are "not commercially viable, Malaysia Airlines has continued to maintain flights between Australia and Malaysia since March 2020... to reunite Malaysian families across this region and provide connections for Australian overseas to return home."

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