Malaysia Airlines will be increasing its flight frequency between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing from seven to 10 flights a week, beginning 1 January 2020. This follows the airline’s relocation of operations to Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK).
Commencing 1 Jan 2020, MH318 will depart daily with additional frequencies on Wed, Fri and Sun from Kuala Lumpur. The daily service will depart Kuala Lumpur at 0:40am and arrive in Beijing Daxing at 7:00am on the same day. The daily return service MH319 will depart from Beijing Daxing at 9:30am and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 4:00pm on the same day. The additional frequency, MH364, will depart Kuala Lumpur at 2:30pm and arrive in Beijing Daxing at 8:50pm on the same day. The return service MH365 will depart from Beijing Daxing at 9:55pm and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 4:25am the next day.
According to Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer, Izham Ismail, “The opening of this new gateway gives Malaysia Airlines the opportunity to begin a new chapter in the long history it has with Beijing. While we had great success with operating the route from Beijing Capital International Airport, moving to the new, ground-breaking Daxing airport will provide us the opportunity to expand and grow further into Beijing in the future. It will enhance the travel experience and comfort levels of our passengers with the airport’s state-of-the-art facilities, and will facilitate better connectivity with our other airline partners.
“This development is in line with Malaysia Airlines’ commitment in providing greater service and better offerings to our passengers in their travels,” he added.
More importantly, this development, as part of the network changes into China, is expected to strengthen Malaysia Airlines’ position as a key full service carrier operating into China and will promote bilateral trade and tourism between China and Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines views China as a key growth market and is committed to grow sustainable connectivity into China either through more direct flights or via partnerships with key Chinese carriers.