Malaysia Airlines is increasing its round-trip flight frequency to
Japan starting 1 November with trips on its newest Haneda route bumped
to thrice weekly from two times a week and daily flights to Narita from
five times weekly.
The flight boost, in anticipation of a travel demand surge since the
reopening of Japan’s borders, complements the airlines’ frequency into
Osaka which rose to five times a week from thrice weekly.
According to Malaysia Airlines, the routes will be serviced by its
flagship aircraft A350, equipped with four business suite seats and 35
Business Class seats or its A330 aircraft.
Captain Izham Ismail, Malaysia Airlines group CEO, said since the
launch of its twice weekly service to Haneda in August this year, there
has been a “healthy” uptick in forward bookings.
“Our operation into Osaka has also gained good traction, with current
capacity standing at 70% of pre-pandemic level,” Izham said.
He hoped that the additional services on the Japanese routes would
rebuild traffic between Malaysia and Japan and spur economic growth,
while helping business and trade.
“The frequency increase will facilitate the airline’s capacity
recovery to more than 70% of pre-pandemic levels alongside the recovery
of other top performing international destinations including London,
Australia, New Zealand and India,” he added.