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Malaysia Airlines commences Colombo-Kuala Lumpur services

Malaysia Airlines added its 60th destination to its international on-line passenger flight operations network last week, when its inaugural flight-MH 189 started flying to Colombo.

With the commencement of this service between Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Katunayaka International Airport, Malaysia Airlines now links these two international points twice weekly with its own flights, which have been served to date by its code-share partner, SriLankan Airlines.

Malaysia Airlines operates its flights between KLIA and Colombo using a 294-seater, three-class (First/Business/Economy) configured Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

The twice-weekly flights depart KLIA at 20.00 hours, with a transit in Male/Maldives, to arrive in Colombo at 0045 hours the next day. The return flights depart Colombo at 0135 hours on Sundays and Tuesdays operating non-stop to arrive KLIA at 0725 hours the same day.

Malaysia Airlines commenced operations to Colombo on a code-share basis with Sri Lanka's national airline effective October 20, 1984. Through this arrangement, Malaysia Airlines is provided capacity on its code-share partner's five weekly flights between Colombo and Kuala Lumpur operated on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

With the introduction of its own twice-weekly flights between these two points, Malaysia Airlines reciprocates the code-share understanding by providing capacity on its flights to SriLankan Airlines.

Sampath Bank

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