• Malaysia Airlines now sells first class on Sydney-Kuala Lumpur

    Malaysia Airlines will sell first class on its daily Airbus A350 between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur, with the airline stepping away from previous plans to make the suites available as a no-cost upgrade to business class passengers holding Platinum-grade frequent flyer status. The A350 currently fea...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2018 18 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines offers Qantas frequent flyers a first class upgrade

    Malaysia Airlines will continue flying its Airbus A350 between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur through to March 30 2019, with top-tier Qantas Platinum frequent flyers and their Oneworld Emerald equivalents booked in business class being offered a free upgrade to a first class suite on the nine-hour fligh...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2018 20 Comments

  • World's busiest international route? A one-hour flight from Singapore

    A one-hour flight linking one of the smallest countries on the planet with its next-door neighbour has become the world’s busiest international route. Planes made 30,537 trips between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in the 12 months to February, according to a report by OAG Aviation. That&...

    POSTED 4 May, 2018 11 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines ramps up Adelaide-Kuala Lumpur flights

    Qantas partner Malaysia Airlines will boost its Adelaide-Kuala Lumpur flights to five services per week from July as the airline continues its Australian growth. From July 5 2018, the airline’s fifth weekly flight will depart Kuala Lumpur at 10:20pm on Wednesdays – running as MH139 a...

    POSTED 23 Feb, 2018 4 Comments

  • Travel tip: drop your suitcase at Kuala Lumpur in-town check-in

    Flying with Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air or Cathay Dragon from Kuala Lumpur International Airport? Then take advantage of the city’s in-town check-in desks, where you can ditch your suitcase and obtain your boarding pass before reaching the airport. It’s a great move if you’r...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2017 8 Comments

  • Malindo Air eyes non-stop Brisbane-KL flights in growth plan

    Malaysia-based airline Malindo Air is gearing up to launch non-stop flights from Brisbane to Kuala Lumpur by the year’s end as it moves to attract Queensland flyers to its KLIA hub: either as a destination itself or as a stopover point en route to one of many other cities. It’s an am...

    POSTED 26 May, 2017 13 Comments

  • Malindo Air finally confirms Brisbane flights

    Malindo Air's launch of flights between Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur via Denpasar (Bali) has finally moved from on-again off-again rumour into the realm of bookable reality. The airline – whose name is a portmanteau of Malaysia and Indonesia – is pitching daily flights from Ma...

    POSTED 3 Mar, 2017 8 Comments

  • InterContinental Kuala Lumpur hotel gets a five-star refresh

    Just in time to mark this year's 70th anniversary of the InterContinental brand, the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur has emerged from the cocoon of its multimillion-dollar make-over. The result? See for yourself. A total of 132 Premier rooms and 130 Deluxe rooms – both of which measure 42...

    POSTED 7 Oct, 2016 4 Comments

  • AirAsia X plans direct Brisbane-Kuala Lumpur flights

    Direct flights between Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur are now a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ for AirAsia X, with the Queensland capital central to the low-cost airline’s plans for expansion. Non-stop flights to KL from regional centres such as Townsville are also be...

    POSTED 5 Aug, 2016 9 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines: new business class on all Aussie A330 flights by September

    Malaysia Airlines will offer its new fully-flat business class seats on every Airbus A330 flight to Australia from mid-September, replacing the old ‘sloping sleepers’ of yesteryear. Already flying to Sydney and Melbourne, Adelaide residents will be next to experience the new business...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2016 7 Comments

  • The best pre-paid SIM card for travellers to Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur and broader Malaysia are big business destinations for travellers in the manufacturing industries – particularly electronics, solar and automotive – yet keeping in touch with the office and your loves ones back home can prove a costly exercise for business travellers. Wh...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2016 2 Comments

  • Emirates axes Melbourne-Kuala Lumpur flights

    Emirates will ditch its daily flights between Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur later this year to add another non-stop service between the Victorian capital and the airline’s home hub of Dubai. From October 31 2016, EK409 – the current Melbourne-KL-Dubai flight – becomes a direct Mel...

    POSTED 9 Jun, 2016 11 Comments

  • Photos: inside Malaysia's new luxe St. Regis Kuala Lumpur hotel

    Joining Kuala Lumpur’s bustling skyline, the new St. Regis Kuala Lumpur hotel provides luxurious lodgings in the centre of the city: quite literally, two blocks from the KL Sentral railway station. Not only can you ditch the traffic and be here in 28 minutes from the airport via the non-st...

    POSTED 26 May, 2016 2 Comments

  • AccorHotels plans new So Sofitel Kuala Lumpur hotel, residences

    AccorHotels is gearing up for an ambitious expansion in Malaysia with 797 rooms to be built by 2020, split into a 207-room So Sofitel Kuala Lumpur hotel and a separate So Sofitel Residences with space for a further 590 occupants. Set among a larger mix-used development with an office tower and i...

    POSTED 16 Feb, 2016 1 Comment

  • Malindo Air ramps up Perth-Kuala Lumpur flights

    Newcomer to Australian airspace Malindo Air is boosting its flights between Perth and Kuala Lumpur just two weeks after launching the route on November 19. Using a Boeing 737-900 aircraft fitted with business class and economy, Malindo Air will offer an extra flight out of Perth on Mondays, Tues...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2015 9 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines cuts flights to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth

    Qantas partner Malaysia Airlines will cease flying from its Kuala Lumpur hub to Brisbane this year, and also looks to be reducing its services to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Malaysia Airlines will axe its daily Brisbane (MH134/135) service from August 9. Sydney will see fli...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2015 39 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines to fly A380s on Sydney-Kuala Lumpur route

    Qantas partner and Oneworld alliance member Malaysia Airlines is bringing its flagship Airbus A380 to Sydney, although the superjumbo schedule runs for just nine days – during which, Sydney-Kuala Lumpur flights will be trimmed to two per day. The dates to watch for are May 30 throug...

    POSTED 29 May, 2015 15 Comments

  • Singapore-Kuala Lumpur 'bullet train' delayed to at least 2023

    It's the announcement which nobody wanted to hear, although few were surprised: "The 2020 express train from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur has been delayed. By several years, in fact. We don't know when it'll actually arrive, but we apologise for any inconvenience caused." Yes, the high-speed track ...

    POSTED 6 May, 2015 3 Comments

  • Emirates axes Chauffeur Drive on Qantas codeshare flights to Asia

    Emirates is no longer offering its complimentary Chauffeur Drive service to business and first class passengers flying with Emirates but booked under a Qantas QF flight number to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. Chauffeur Drive remains available on these routes when travelling on an Emirates...

    POSTED 11 Mar, 2015 16 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines: 15% bonus on AMEX points, discount award seats

    Travellers with a sizeable chunk of American Express Membership Rewards (MR) points are in for some seriously discounted travel with Qantas’ Oneworld alliance partner Malaysia Airlines. To begin, AMEX cardholders pick up 15% more miles when shipping MR points across to Malaysia Airlines&rs...

    POSTED 2 Oct, 2014 0 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines increases Perth-KL flights

    Malaysia Airlines will boost its direct flights between Perth and Kuala Lumpur this month, adding two extra services each week. The increase will see MAS running 12 flights per week on the PER-KUL route from 27 November 2013 to 30 March 2014. During that period Malaysia Airlines' flig...

    POSTED 1 Nov, 2013 3 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines upgrades all Australian flights to Airbus A330

    IN BRIEF | Malaysia Airlines is now operating its latest Airbus A330-300 jets on all routes between Australia and Kuala Lumpur. The culmination of dual fleet and network overhauls for MAS has seen the airline remove both the Boeing 747 and 777 from Australian operations in favour of standar...

    POSTED 2 Apr, 2013 7 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines debuts Airbus A380 on KL-Paris flights

    Malaysia Airlines will launch its second Airbus A380 destination with the start of a daily superjumbo service between Kuala Lumpur and Paris from March 1. The Malaysian flag-carrier, which is set to join the oneworld airline alliance next week, already runs two daily A380 flights to London ...

    POSTED 22 Jan, 2013 2 Comments

  • MAS gears up for double daily A380 flights on London-KL

    Malaysia Airlines will switch its second daily Kuala Lumpur-London flight from a Boeing 747 to a new Airbus A380 this month, following the airline's A380 debut earlier this year on that same route. The move is made possible by today's arrival of the third MAS A380 from Airbus HQ in Toulouse...

    POSTED 15 Nov, 2012 6 Comments

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