MYAIRLINE’S much-awaited inaugural flights officially touched down today at three destinations in Malaysia, arriving in Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur. The flight to Kota Kinabalu recorded a load factor of over 80%, a reflection of encouraging demand for travel.
Malaysia’s latest low-cost carrier believes that its entry into these destinations will help boost tourism in Malaysia and accommodate increasing travel demands, according to its CEO Rayner Teo.
“Since our route announcements, we see encouraging response from travellers. Guests can now look to benefit from more affordable fares,”
“With air travel gaining momentum this year, we look forward to increasing tourism numbers into the country via new routes and additional flight frequencies.” added Rayner.
MYAirline will operate once daily flight to Kuching and two daily flights to Kota Kinabalu and Langkawi with the Airbus A320-200 aircraft with a single class, 180-seat configuration.
From Dec 2, MYAirline will increase its flight frequency to Kuching to two times daily and from Dec 23 onwards, flight frequency to Kuching will increase to three times daily.
Langkawi Development Authority’s CEO Nasaruddin Abdul Muttalib said Langkawi is proud to be chosen as MYAirline’s first destination in Peninsula Malaysia.
“The flight into Langkawi is much needed as tourism into the island is moving towards pre-pandemic levels,” he pointed out.
“We see Kuala Lumpur as a strong gateway for international tourist into Langkawi and with more flights, we look forward to welcoming both international and local tourists to Langkawi”
MYAirline is planning to expand by opening more domestic routes by 1Q 2023 from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu, Penang, and Sibu. As announced last week, the airline has plans in the pipeline to fly to selected ASEAN destinations, connecting Malaysia to this region by 2Q 2023. – Dec 5, 2022