Malaysia Airlines will soon count Darwin among its Australian destinations. Launching from the 1st November, the route initially closed in 2002, has been reinstated to provide passengers, particularly those travelling from the UK, easier access to Australia’s Northern Territory.
Darwin’s return to the network means that Malaysia Airlines will now serve a total of seven destinations across Australia and New Zealand. UK travellers will also be able to discover the Top End of Northern Australia via a double daily Airbus A380 service from London Heathrow direct to Kuala Lumpur followed by a connecting flight to Darwin.
Between Kuala Lumpur and Darwin, the national carrier will operate a five times weekly service on the new and improved 160-seater Boeing 737-800. The aircraft provides a premium travel experience with a configuration of 16 business and 144 economy seats, including on-demand in-flight entertainment system for every seat.
To mark the re-launch of Darwin flights Malaysia Airlines is offering £799 return fares from London Heathrow.
Malaysia Airlines UK & Ireland Area Manager Yuzrizal Mohd Yousuf said, “We are really pleased to provide exciting new services to our growing client base. Operating across key Australian destinations is an important part of our offering and the Darwin route will enable our passengers to fly directly to the Northern Territory.”
Tourism Australia’s Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said, “This service heralds a fantastic opening for UK tourism in Darwin and the Northern Territory. We know British travellers love to explore and get off the beaten track. They’ll now have easy and direct access to the wonders of the Top End, includinglush rainforests, exceptional wildlife and ancient rock art galleries.”
Darwin’s addition to the Malaysia Airlines’ routemap follows recent announcements for the re-launched Dubai service starting on the 5th August 2013 and Kochi, a brand new destination for the airline in the Kerala region of India, which will debut on the 1st September.