Malaysian Consulate Celebrates 56th Malaysia National Day and recommencement of the DXB-KL-DXB Route

Top Quote The Consulate General of Malaysia in Dubai, Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines celebrated the 56th Malaysia International Day in Dubai recently. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 12, 2013 - Dubai, UAE - Hari Merdeka (Independence Day) is a national day of Malaysia commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya. The evening was also to mark the successful re-launch of the Dubai - Kuala Lumpur route.

    A two-class configured Boeing 777-200 aircraft will be operated on this route and it will offer a total capacity of 282 seats in each flight, equivalent to 3,948 seats weekly. The flights are operated daily between Dubai - Kuala Lumpur with an initial frequency of one flight per day. The previous departure time of 4:00 am from Dubai has been revised to 8.15 pm, arriving at 7.30 am in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia time. Malaysia Airlines offers direct non-stop service to Malaysia with connectivity to the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand from Dubai.

    Dignitaries present included Mr Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, Group CEO, Malaysia Airlines, Dato' Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, Consulate General of Malaysia, Dubai, Dato Azizan Noordin, Deputy Director General (Planning), Tourism Malaysia, Mr Azahar Hamid, Regional Senior Vice President- South Asia & Middle East, Malaysia Airlines, Mr Duncan Bureau, Senior Vice President - Sales & Distribution, Malaysia Airlines.

    Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, Group CEO, Malaysia Airlines said, "Dubai is one of the most sought after destinations in the world today. We are proud to have resumed the relation with the recommencement of the Dubai-Kuala Lumpur route and see this as the beginning of a long, healthy and beneficial relationship benefitting both countries in promoting tourism. As we celebrate our 56th National Day, we proudly demonstrate the capabilities of the Malaysian aviation sector and its high standards of service for its customers."

    Malaysia Airlines has been steadily growing its reach and capacity in the past year. Malaysia Airlines regional footprint has also been deepened with increased frequencies, daily and weekly, to key business and leisure cities around Asia. In addition, Malaysia Airlines network is expanded through its various code share agreements and its membership in the oneworld airline alliance since February 2013.

    Customers can book their travel on Malaysia Airlines through all distribution channels mainly

    About Malaysia Airlines
    Malaysia Airlines ( is the national carrier of Malaysia and one of Asia's largest, flying around 47,000 passengers daily to some 60 destinations worldwide across 4 continents. The distinctive Malaysia Airlines brand is an extension of the special culture of warmth and friendliness unique to Malaysians. This inimitable Malaysian sense of graciousness is branded as "Malaysian Hospitality" and symbolized by the acronym MH which is also the airline's flight code. Malaysia Airlines is a member of oneworld, connecting guests to over 800 destinations in more than 150 countries.

    Malaysia Airlines resumed its Dubai-Kuala Lumpur operation on 5 August 2013. Dubai is a tourism, trade and logistics hub which has earned itself the reputation as being the gateway between the east and the west. Home to just over 2 million people of more than 200 nationalities, Dubai is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. With world-class shopping and leisure facilities, Dubai is a popular destination for business and leisure As the market demands, Malaysia Airlines has added back Dubai into its network to extend its reach and strengthen offering to customers.

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