Malaysia Airlines adds third daily Melbourne-KL flight

Malaysia Airlines adds third daily Melbourne-KL flight

Malaysia Airlines will boost Melbourne to 'triple daily' status with the introduction of a third daily flight to Kuala Lumpur later this year.

The new MH146/147 service will begin on 21 November and use the airline's latest Airbus A330 with angled lie-flat seats, on-demand entertainment, AC sockets for charging your laptop and USB ports for topping up your tablet or smartphone.

MH146 from Melbourne will depart at 8.55am to reach Kuala Lumpur at 2.15pm, with the return leg MH147 running as an overnight flight leaving KL at 7.50pm to arrive in Melbourne at 6.45am the next day.

The current MH148/149 service will shift from an A330 to a Boeing 777-200.

Melbourne is Australia’s largest market for travel to and from Malaysia, accounting for 32 per cent of total travel between Australia and Malaysia with more than 350,000 passengers annually.

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David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


  • DaveK


    26 Aug, 2013 10:59 am

    And yet Qantas does not even have a single flight to KL...?

    I recently flew MAS to KL ex-SYD, great service, those J seats thanks.

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  • JA


    26 Aug, 2013 04:10 pm

    Very true, DaveK.

    It is interesting that MAS is putting another A330 onto the Melbourne route.

    Maybe this is the first step for, hopefully, sometime in the future a MAS A380 in AUstralia perhaps??

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  • johnnypc67


    26 Aug, 2013 05:56 pm

    What is the 777-200 economy like, we are book on MH-148 in December which is now an old 777-200, should we change to the new earlier flight on a new a330-300??

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  • Nicholas Religa


    27 Aug, 2013 08:27 pm

    I have flown on both, and while the 777 economy is decent, the new a330 is much better and one of the best a330 economies that I have flown.  The toilets are huge!

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  • KK


    26 Aug, 2013 09:43 pm

    Malaysia Airlines to Add 3rd Daily Sydney Service from Feb 2014

    MH141 KUL0900 – 2015SYD 333 D
    MH143 KUL1930 – 0625+1SYD 333 D
    MH123 KUL2330 – 1045+1SYD 333 D

    MH142 SYD0850 – 1415KUL 333 D
    MH122 SYD1530 – 2055KUL 333 D
    MH140 SYD2155 – 0320+1KUL 333 D

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