Malaysia Airlines to drop Brisbane in route rationalisation
Malaysia Airlines said it will end nonstop Kuala Lumpur-Brisbane with the last flight scheduled for March 26, 2023. Read More » “After a thorough business review, we have made a difficult decision to suspend our operations into Brisbane to ensure we operate and utilise our fleet at an optimum level, as well as maximising revenue on every route we fly to, while facing continued increases in fuel cost, forex and interest rates,” Malaysia Airlines group CEO, Captain Izham Ismail, said. The oneworld alliance member said services to Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney will continue with up to 43 flights a week. Forward bookings to the four cities were “very encouraging with strong demand to and beyond the first quarter of 2023”, significantly ahead of the same period in 2019, he said. Malaysia Airlines said its capacity to Australia would be at 98% of pre-pandemic levels by March 2023, excluding the suspension of Brisbane.