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BA to resume direct flights from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur

BA has revealed that it will be resuming flights from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur in summer 2015.

The direct flights to Malaysia’s capital will depart daily from Terminal 5 (T5) from May 27, 2015 operating on a four-cabin Boeing 777-200ER.

The aircraft features 12 seats in First, 48 in Club World, 32 in World Traveller Plus and a further 127 in World Traveller. BA last offered flights to Kuala Lumpur in 2001.

Lynne Embleton, British Airways’ director of business strategy, said: “We have been working to resume flights to Kuala Lumpur for a long time, so it’s wonderful to be back in the heart of Malaysia once again.

“We are re-starting the route in response to commercial demand from our customers who have been asking us for direct British Airways flights to Kuala Lumpur, which opens up new connecting routes around the region.”

“A thriving economy offers fantastic opportunities for UK businesses, while holiday-makers can enjoy some stunning destinations around the country and beyond.”

Flight numbers from the previously operated routes to Kuala Lumpur will be used for the new flight schedule. Departing T5 each day at 8.15pm flight BA033 will arrive into at Kuala Lumpur at 4pm local time. The returning leg of the flight, BA034 will leave Kuala Lumpur at 11.05pm local time and arrive back at Heathrow’s T5 at 5.25am the following morning.

Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, the managing director of Malaysia Airports, added: “I greatly welcome the return of British Airways to Malaysia.

“I believe this new route will have a very positive economic, political, social and cultural impact on both countries and it underlines the strength and vibrancy of the air travel market between them.

Return fares on the route start from £708 in World traveller, £1,076 in World Traveller Plus, £3,181 in Club World and £4,681 in First with all prices include taxes and charges.

If you are heading off on a holiday to Asia it is important to organise worldwide travel insurance in advance.

Date Created: 22 September 2014

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