China Eastern doubles Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur flights

28 Aug 2012

China Eastern airlines will introduce a second daily flight between Shanghai Pudong and Kuala Lumpur from 28 October, according to industry website

The new flight will depart Shanghai Pudong at 0900 and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 1400, with a return leg departing the Malaysian capital at 1445 and landing in Pudong at 1940. 

It joins the airline’s existing flight which leaves Shanghai at 2000 to land in Kuala Lumpur at 0050 the next day, with a return leg departing from Kuala Lumpur at 0155 to land back in Shanghai at 0720.

China and Malaysia have seen a rapid growth in business recently. In April last year bilateral trade between the two countries was 42.8 per cent higher than the same month in 2010, according to a China Daily report.

That month, the two countries signed several agreements to create further trade and investment ties, resulting in a number of joint ventures between telecommunications and infrastructure companies.  

Eight Chinese companies are listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, while Chinese car manufacturer Chery has a factory located in Malaysia.  

After going through a bit of a slump, Kuala Lumpur has once again begun attracting international airlines.

Last year, Cebu Pacific announced in September it would increase the frequency of flights between Manila and the Malaysian capital (see story here), while in July Emirates said they would serve Kuala Lumpur with their A380 (see story here).

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Nicholas Olczak

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