Malaysia Airlines has announced plans to restore its double-daily service on the Heathrow-Kuala Lumpur route this summer.

The flag carrier will move to 11 flights per week from March 27, and then to double daily from June 30.

The additional flights will increase capacity on the route by over 70,000 seats.

The move follows the planned reopening of Malaysia’s borders on April 1.

Malaysia to reopen borders from April 1

Malaysia Airlines also said that the frequency increase “coincides with other Southeast Asian destinations such as Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam that have all announced a relaxation of entry requirements for international travellers who have been fully vaccinated”.

The carrier’s Heathrow services are operated by the A350-900 – for our Tried and Tested review of the business class product on this aircraft, see:

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Commenting on the news Daniel Bainbridge, regional director UK and Europe, said:

“I am delighted that we are resuming our full schedule, twice daily flights from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur in the summer following the significant increase to 11x weekly flights from 27 March for the first time since early 2020.

“The further increase in capacity of over 70,000 seats is a top priority for Malaysia Airlines on our flagship route and we remain the only non-stop carrier between London and Kuala Lumpur.

“We now eagerly await the opening of Malaysian borders on 1 April for travellers who we know have been wanting to visit and look forward to welcoming them back onboard with our signature Malaysian hospitality.”