Malaysia Airlines increases its Adelaide frequency

26 Feb 2018 by Craig Bright
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Malaysia Airlines will be adding a fifth weekly flight to its Kuala Lumpur-Adelaide service from July 4, 2018 onwards.

Malaysia’s flag carrier currently flies to Adelaide four times a week, on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. These are overnight flights, departing Kuala Lumpur at 2220 and arriving in Adelaide the following morning at 0700, with the return flights back to Kuala Lumpur taking off from Adelaide just over an hour later.

Now the airline will also fly out of Kuala Lumpur on Wednesdays (starting July 4) and out of Adelaide on Thursdays (starting July 5).

Flight No. From To Departs Arrives Days
MH139 Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Adelaide (ADL) 2220 0700+1 Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
MH136 Adelaide (ADL) Kuala Lumpur (KUL) 0815 1430 Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

“Malaysia Airlines is responding to increasing customer demand for our services from the South Australian capital to Malaysia and beyond,” said Gabrielle Vicari, Malaysia Airlines’ regional manager for Australia and New Zealand.

“We are excited to again be growing in South Australia, and hope in the future to return to daily year round services.”

Malaysia Airlines first began flying to Adelaide in 1990 and currently flies its Airbus A330-300 aircraft on the route.

The carrier configures its A330-300s with 263 seats in economy class seats and 27 in business – the latter notably being in an alternating 1-2-1/1-2-2 layout, which provides direct aisle access to all but three passengers in the cabin. Business class uses the Thomson Aero Vantage seats, which recline to a fully flat position to offer a 76-inch-long bed.

Malaysia Airlines business class A330

Meanwhile, economy class is laid out 2-4-2 featuring Weber 5751 slimline seats. Pitch is generally set at 32 inches in economy, though 16 seats do offer 36 inches.

Adelaide isn’t the only destination in Australia that has Malaysia Airlines’ attention. Starting June 6 this year, the airline expects to make its return to Brisbane after an absence of nearly three years. As with the airline’s Adelaide service, the revived Brisbane flights will be flown by the A330-300.

Malaysia Airlines recently began flying its first A350-900 aircraft to London, which features both business and first class – the first airline in the world to offer first class in the aircraft.

Business Traveller reviewed Malaysia Airlines’ A350-900 business class on the aircraft’s inaugural London Heathrow-Kuala Lumpur flight.

Flight review: Malaysia Airlines A350 business class

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