Malaysia Airlines cuts Australia flights by 40%

28 Jul 2015 by GrahamSmith

Malaysia Airlines will downsize its operations to Australia by more than 40 per cent next month.

The troubled carrier, which is preparing to transfer into a new company on September 1, will reduce its flights to the country from 73 currently to 43 during August.

MAS currently operates 21 services to both Melbourne and Sydney, 14 to Perth, seven to both Adelaide and Brisbane, and three to Darwin, reports CAPA.

As previously reported, the daily MH134/135 service to Brisbane will be cancelled on August 9, while the MH126/127 Perth service will be cut from 12 to seven-times weekly on August 15 (see news, July 2).

In addition, MAS will axe seven flights to both Melbourne and Sydney; an additional Perth service, making a total of six cancelled flights; and three services to Adelaide.

Closer to home, the airline will continue to fly double daily on its Kuala Lumpur to London Heathrow route (see news, June 1).

Graham Smith

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