Malaysia Airlines has increased the number of seats on popular routes for Chinese New Year Flights in 2020.
They have done this by
- adding extra flights to selected key domestic and international destinations
- upgrading the aircraft used on selected routes
This initiative adds 16,720 additional seats through 22 extra flights and 34 upgraded services to cater to the surge in demand for air travel during the festival period. Chinese New Year 2020 falls on Saturday 25th January, with Monday also a public holiday.
Chinese New Year flights – where and when
The upgraded and extra Chinese New Year Flights will operate from 21st January to 2nd February 2020, depending on route.
The extra 22 return flights:
|Route||Travel dates||Number of Extra Flights|
|Kuala Lumpur – Sibu||24th, 28th & 29th January 2020||3|
|Kuala Lumpur – Miri||24th & 25th January 2020||2|
|Kuala Lumpur – Penang||23rd, 24th & 28th January 2020||3|
|Kuala Lumpur – Alor Setar||23rd & 28th January 2020||2|
|Kuala Lumpur – Sandakan||23rd & 28th January 2020||2|
|Kuala Lumpur – Tawau||23rd January 2020||1|
|Kuala Lumpur – Kuching||23rd & 24th January 2020||2|
|Kuala Lumpur – Singapore||23rd to 29th January 2020||7|
Twenty-eight return flights will be upgraded from the 160-seater B737-800 to the 287-seater A330-200 or A330-300 aircraft
|Route||Travel dates||Number of Upgraded Flights|
|Kuala Lumpur – Kota Kinabalu||23rd & 28th January 2020||2|
|Kuala Lumpur – Langkawi||24th January 2020||1|
|Kuala Lumpur – Hong Kong||23rd January to 2nd February 2020||11|
|Kuala Lumpur – Singapore||21st, 22nd, 27th, 29th, 30th January & 2nd February 2020||6|
|Kuala Lumpur – Hanoi||27th, 29th, 31st January 2020||3|
|Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok||25th & 27th January 2020||2|
|Kuala Lumpur – Kuching||24th, 25th, 28th January 2020||3|
Flights between Kuala Lumpur and Narita, Japan
Malaysia Airlines will also be upgrading six return flights from the 286-seater A350-900 to the 486- seater A380-800 aircraft for Kuala Lumpur – Narita route, 23rd -26th, 28th & 30th January 2020.
….. This is a practice that we do every year to cater to the demand for travel during the festivities. We will be increasing 32% of our seat capacity from last year, to allow our customers, especially those who are only available to travel at the very last-minute, to be with their family and loved ones over Chinese New Year. Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer Izham Ismail
Purchase your tickets early to get the best deals as MH Lite fares are currently available from MYR129 to Malaysia Airlines domestic destinations. Make your ‘balik kampung’ bookings on the Malaysia Airlines website or via Malaysia Airlines mobile app.