MAS resumes Kota Kinabalu-Tokyo Narita service

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Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has resumed its Kota Kinabalu-Tokyo Narita service.

The carrier is using Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the thrice weekly service, which was restarted on 28 October.

MAS had previously suspended services out of Kota Kinabalu to Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Haneda, Seoul Incheon and Perth in January and February 2012. However, it resumed the Kota Kinabalu-Perth and Kota Kinabalu-Osaka Kansai services in December 2012.

“Malaysia Airlines had previously suspended various routes flying out of Kota Kinabalu to the Far East. The suspension was part of our network consolidation involving single-aisle aircraft operations,” says the airline’s group chief executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya. “As promised, we reviewed the decision and with market demand, have decided to reinstate this route. We are confident that this route will serve us well and at the same time be a valuable addition for our customers.”

Innovata schedules show that MAS is the only operator on the Kota Kinabalu-Tokyo Narita route.