Malaysian Airlines is set to reinstate the once suspended flight to Kochi from Kuala Lumpur starting March 31, 2019. This decision emerged as a result of the increase in demand for the flight, states the Malaysian Airline’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Captain Izham Ismail.
He added, “Due to increasing demand, we are happy to announce our return on the daily Kuala Lumpur-Kochi route. India has always been an important market and therefore, reinstating Kochi makes business sense. We also have recently increased capacity on the Kuala Lumpur-Mumbai route by swapping one of the B737-800 aircraft to the widebody A330-300 as this shows our commitment to the India market.”
In 2015, Malaysian Airlines suspended flights to Kochi, alongside route cuts to other destinations including Frankfurt, Kunming, and Krabi, as part of its network restructuring exercise.
Malaysia Airlines will be having a special promotion in conjunction with its inaugural flight, for travel from 31 March 2019 until 31 August 2019. From now until 20 January 2019, customers can look forward to fly from as low as RM 299 all-in return on Economy Class to Kochi and from as low as RM 899 all-in return on Business Class.
These special fares include 30kg baggage allowance on Economy Class or 40kg baggage allowance on Business class, complimentary meals, and inflight entertainment.