Malaysia Airlines to cut Brisbane Kuala Lumpur service in 2023

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Malaysia Airlines will suspend its service to Kuala Lumpur from Brisbane from March 27 next year as part of a route rationalisation exercise.

Operations on non-stop flights between Kuala Lumpur to Adelaide, Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne will continue without change, providing up to 43 direct services a week between Australia and Malaysia.

Customers travelling to Brisbane can leverage on Malaysia Airlines’ codeshare and oneworld partner, Qantas and connect from Sydney and Melbourne to Brisbane.

“After a thorough business review, we have made a difficult decision to suspend our operations into Brisbane to ensure we operate and utilise our fleet at an optimum level, as well as maximising revenue on every route we fly to, while facing strong headwinds from the continued increase in fuel cost, forex and interest rate,” said Captain Izham Ismail, group CEO of Malaysia Airlines Berhad.

“Our forward booking to other Australian cities is very encouraging with strong demand up to and beyond the first quarter of 2023, with forward bookings significantly ahead of the same period in 2019.

“We remain focused on ramping up our network to achieve full recovery by 2024.”