Airlines will expand its international network with a new direct flight to its long-awaited destination, Doha, effective May 25, 2022.

This is the third destination the airline flies to in the Middle East, after Jeddah and Madinah.

The new service will provide passengers seamless connectivity via Hamad International Airport, enabling optimal connections to the US, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, through the codeshare partnership with Qatar Airways.

The carrier and Qatar Airways currently offer 62 codeshare destinations in Malaysia, South-East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Europe, the US and Africa.

“In light of the continued easing of travel restrictions across the globe, Malaysia Airlines’ new route to Doha is an excellent opportunity to expand our network and offerings while significantly connecting the Asean markets with the Middle East region and beyond,” Malaysia Airlines Group CEO Captain Izham Ismail said in a statement today.

“As we strive to become Asia’s Leading Travel and Aviation Services Group, this new service marks another milestone in the airline network’s expansion plan,” he added.

The national airline will operate a direct daily flight between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) International Airport and Hamad International Airport, Doha (DOH) via MH160 departing KUL-DOH at 9:20pm and MH161 departing DOH-KUL at 1:30am. The daily service will be operated with A330-300 aircraft, equipped with 290 seats, comprising 27 seats in Business class, 16 Economy with extra legroom and 247 seats in Economy class.

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