Malaysia Airlines has augmented its Kuala Lumpur-Japan network since November 2022 to meet growing traveler demands from Malaysia. Frequencies have increased from two flights a week to three flights a week on the Haneda route, from five flights a week to daily flights on the Narita route and has operated five flights a week on the Kansai International Airport route since October.
The augmentation followed practical open of the Japanese border since October 11 2022. Izham Ismail, Malaysia Airlines Group CEO said, “We are encouraged by the healthy uptick in forward bookings on flights to Haneda after the successful launch of our twice weekly service in August this year. It is timely to increase the frequency now to accommodate the surge in passenger demand for travel to Japan, following the opening of the country’s border to business and leisure travelers. Our operation into Osaka has also gained good traction, with current capacity stands at 70% of pre-pandemic level.”