In a statement issued by the airline, Malaysia Airlines has announced that it is cutting flights between Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur from its lineup from 9th August. Services will also see some changes on other routes with Sydney / Kuala Lumpur offering two flights per day, Melbourne thirteen flights per week, Adelaide four per week, Perth one flight daily and from Darwin, three flights a week.
As the last flight to and from Brisbane will be on 8th August, Malaysia Airlines has assured customers holding tickets to and from Brisbane that they will be eligible for a refund or re-accommodation on alternative flights.
Connectivity will be maintained via Malaysia Airlines flights to other destinations within the Australia region, with connections on oneworld partner, Qantas Airways, to/from Brisbane. Passengers connecting to onward international flights will be granted accommodation if a layover in Kuala Lumpur exceeds more than six hours.
While Qantas does not fly directly to Kuala Lumpur, they do offer a number of flights either direct to Singapore or via Sydney or Melbourne. The connection from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur will be made on either Jetstar or Malaysia Airlines flights.