MAS to fly to Kathmandu from September 1
KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will add another international destination to its flight network service with the introduction of thrice weekly services between Kuala Lumpur and Kathmandu from September 1.
The national carrier said the flights would be operated with a two-class configured Boeing 737-800 aircraft comprising 144 economy class and 16 business class seats.
The outbound flight will depart Kuala Lumpur at 8.35am and land at Kathmandu at 11.30am, while the return flight will take off from Kathmandu at 12.20pm and land at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 6.55pm.
MAS Regional Sales Vice-President Malaysia and Asean Region Muzammil Mohamad said this was a timely addition to MAS’ flight network as Malaysia and Nepal can mutually benefit from various commercial relations including trade, investment and tourism promotions.
“We see great potential in Kathmandu, especially during the forthcoming year-end holiday season and have fast-tracked this aspect of our operations to commence services to Kathmandu this year,” it said in a statement.
In conjunction with the introduction of this new route, MAS is offering all-in return economy class promotional fares at only RM1,200 for travel from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Baru to Kathmandu.
Economy class travel from Kota Kinabalu and Kuching starts at only RM1,878.
Bookings for these fares are from July 9-16 and are valid for travel from September 1-December 31. — Bernama