Malaysia Airlines starts Trivandrum – Kuala Lumpur Direct Flight
Following the successful launch of a direct service from Kuala Lumpur to Amritsar on November 8, 2023, Malaysia Airlines expanded connectivity between Malaysia and India by introducing a new direct flight connecting Trivandrum and Kuala Lumpur.
The inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur, bearing the flight number MH0116, received a warm welcome with a water salute upon its arrival at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (TRV) at 11:00am local time. Subsequently, the flight departed TRV at 12:01am on 10 November 2023 en route to Kuala Lumpur.
With this development, the airline becomes the first full-service premium carrier to offer flights to South Asia and the Pacific from Amritsar and Trivandrum. This expansion has strengthened the airline’s Indian network to eight (8) key hubs, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi and Amritsar.
Announcing the commencement of direct flights from Trivandrum, Dersenish Aresandiran, Chief Commercial Officer of Airlines from Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), said, “We are delighted to commence operations from Trivandrum, providing travellers with enhanced options for seamless travel to and from Malaysia. The launch of three new routes within a span of one month is a testament to our steadfast commitment towards India, our leading international market. Further, we have also expanded the scope of our hyper-personalised offerings and would encourage our Indian customers to take advantage of the same.”
The airline is scheduled to commence operations to another Indian route, Ahmedabad, starting from 1 December 2023. With these additions, the airline will be operating 65 weekly flights to India, raising the count of its services in the country to nine (9) key hubs.