MAS increases services to popular destinations

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Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will be increasing frequencies on its services to Southeast Asia, Beijing, Taipei and Los Angeles, as part of its business restructuring plan to grow its presence where demand is strong.

The carrier will start a four times weekly Kuala Lumpur-Tokyo Narita-Los Angeles service while suspending the current thrice weekly Kuala Lumpur-Taipei Taoyuan-Los Angeles service.

The airline will add a daily flight to its Kuala Lumpur-Beijing, Kuala Lumpur-Manila and Kuala-Lumpur-Bangkok services. These new services will be introduced on 25 March.

In addition, MAS will increase its Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta service to six times daily and Kuala Lumpur-Medan to twice daily on the same day.

The carrier will boost its Kuala Lumpur-Phnom Penh service to 11 times weekly on 25 March before increasing it to twice daily on 1 May.

MAS will increase its Kuala Lumpur-Taipei Taoyuan service from four times weekly to daily on 27 March. It plans to continue its daily Kota Kinabalu-Taipei Taoyuan service.

The airline plans to use Boeing 737-800s and Boeing 777-200s for the new services.

"[The] flight frequency expansion is in line with the airline's Business Plan where the national carrier's network focus going forward is on the core ASEAN region where its presence is the strongest," said MAS.

The airline suspended services on several loss-making routes in recent months.