Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has announced plans to boost its Taipei services.
Effective 15 November 2012, its daily flight between Kota Kinabalu and Taipei will be upgraded from a 144-seat Boeing 737-400 to a 160-seat B737-800, offering an extra 112 weekly seats in each direction. The B737-800 will feature 16 seats in business class and 144 in economy.
Then from 19 February 2013, MAS will introduce four more weekly B737-800 flights to its Kuala Lumpur-Taipei route, taking the total frequency to 11 flights per week. The new flights depart Kuala Lumpur every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
“With the change of aircraft type and increased services, we will offer 11 flights weekly from Kuala Lumpur and seven flights weekly from Kota Kinabalu to Taipei, providing a total weekly capacity of 5,760 seats between Malaysia and Taiwan in both directions,” said MAS’ Regional Senior Vice President for Malaysia & ASEAN, Encik Muzamil Mohammad.
“This development was also possible due to the significant improvements in the manner we deploy our narrow body aircraft. It has brought the double benefit of allowing us to operate more services for increased revenue generation and by flying the aircraft more often we reduce the cost of every seat kilometre flown,” he added.