Malaysia Airlines announces 3 new Exciting Destinations

Malaysia Airlines, a prominent player in the Southeast Asian aviation industry, has recently announced exciting new routes to Male, Chiang Mai, and Da Nang, further expanding its network and enhancing connectivity for travelers.

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The airline will provide enhanced connectivity from its main hub in Kuala Lumpur with new direct flights to MLE, DAD and CNX with tickets available for sale beginning 22 March 2024. The airline will commence its daily flights to MLE beginning 1 August 2024; daily flights to DAD beginning 24 September 2024 and five times weekly flights to CNX beginning 15 August 2024.

This will mark the airline’s 13th destination in South Asia and 16th in ASEAN as it seeks to boost its presence within key markets, strengthening its position as the gateway to Asia and beyond in line with its commercial elevation journey. As a member of the oneworld® alliance, Malaysia Airlines currently offers superior connectivity to more than 900 destinations in 170 territories across the globe.

Male, Maldives

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The introduction of flights to Male, the capital city of the Maldives, signifies Malaysia Airlines’ commitment to providing travelers with access to some of the world’s most sought-after destinations. With its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and luxurious resorts, the Maldives is a top choice for honeymooners, adventure seekers, and those in search of relaxation alike. The airline’s new route to Male opens up opportunities for travelers from various parts of the world to experience the unparalleled beauty of this tropical paradise.

Velana International Airport (MLE) – Effective 1 August 2024  

KUL – MLE MH485 10:10am Daily
MLE – KUL MH484 12:30pm
Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Chiang Mai, known as the “Rose of the North,” is a cultural and historical gem nestled amidst the lush landscapes of northern Thailand. Malaysia Airlines’ decision to launch flights to Chiang Mai reflects the growing popularity of this enchanting city among travelers seeking authentic Thai experiences. From exploring ancient temples and bustling markets to embarking on outdoor adventures in the surrounding mountains, Chiang Mai offers a diverse array of attractions for visitors to discover. With the introduction of this new route, Malaysia Airlines aims to cater to the increasing demand for travel to this captivating destination.

Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) – Effective 15 August 2024    

KUL – CNX MH772 9:50am Monday, Friday, Sunday
CNX – KUL MH773 12:35pm
KUL – CNX MH772 11:50am Thursday, Saturday
CNX – KUL MH773 2:40pm
Da Nang, Vietnam

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As one of Vietnam’s most dynamic and rapidly developing cities, Da Nang has emerged as a must-visit destination for travelers exploring the central coast of Vietnam. With its stunning beaches, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant culinary scene, Da Nang offers something for everyone. The airline’s decision to launch flights to Da Nang underscores the city’s growing prominence as a tourist hub and business destination in the region. Whether travelers are drawn to the UNESCO-listed ancient town of Hoi An, the majestic Marble Mountains, or the lively waterfront promenade, The airline’s new route provides convenient access to the charms of Da Nang and its surrounding attractions.

Da Nang International Airport (DAD) – Effective 24 September 2024  

KUL-DAD MH748 8:45am Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
DAD-KUL MH749 11:25am
KUL-DAD MH748 12:00pm Monday, Wednesday,
Friday, Sunday
DAD-KUL MH749 2:40pm


In the same event, the airline also unveiled its new A330neo Business Class and Economy Class seats as part of its fleet modernisation plan, ahead of the first aircraft’s scheduled delivery in Q3 2024. The new A330neo cabin will feature many ‘firsts’ for the airline and historically in its fleet. Among those is the introduction of the Collins Aerospace Elevation Business Class seats, featuring an all-suite cabin with individual privacy doors, as well as wireless charging pods available at all 28 of the Business Class seats. The airline is set to become the world’s leading carrier to feature Elevation seats on the A330 airframe, solidifying its position as an industry leader in passenger experience and innovation.​

Meanwhile, the award-winning Recaro CL3810 Economy Class seats feature an ergonomic design and enhanced support, coupled with thoughtful amenities such as coat hooks, cup holder and ample stowage for added cabin comfort and practicality. The seat covers throughout the cabin will feature the airline’s signature songket motif, paying homage to Malaysia’s cultural heritage by seamlessly blending tradition with contemporary style. The A330neo will comprise 297 seats (28 in Business Class and 269 in Economy Class, of which 24 seats come with extra legroom). Shoppers attending MATTA Fair can experience these new seats for a limited time only, as they will be displayed at the MAG Arena (Level 3, MITEC, Kuala Lumpur) until 24 March 2024.

Datuk Captain Izham Ismail, Group Managing Director of Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), said, “Malaysia Airlines has undergone a chequered journey over the last decade, however through it all, our resilience has remained steadfast. Having stabilised our balance sheet and recording our strongest-ever financial year performance since the past decade, we are now in a stronger position to steer our focus towards accelerating investments into our product and service delivery to elevate the customer experience.

In addition to expanding its route network, Malaysia Airlines is dedicated to providing passengers with exceptional service, comfort, and convenience throughout their journey. With these new routes to Male, Chiang Mai, and Da Nang, Malaysia Airlines reaffirms its position as a leading carrier in the region, connecting travelers to diverse destinations and enriching travel experiences for all.

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