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Malaysia Airlines Expands International Network

12 May, 2022

Malaysia Airlines will expand its international network with a new direct flight to its long-awaited destination, Doha, making it the third destination the airline flies to in the Middle East, after Jeddah and Madinah, effective 25 May 2022. 

The new service will provide passengers seamless connectivity via Hamad International Airport, enabling optimal connections to United States, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, through the codeshare partnership with Qatar Airways. Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways currently offer 62 codeshare destinations in Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Europe, the United States, and Africa.

Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines, Captain Izham Ismail, said, "In light of the continued easing of travel restrictions across the globe, Malaysia Airlines' new route to Doha is an excellent opportunity to expand our network and offerings while significantly connecting the ASEAN markets with the Middle East region and beyond. As we strive to become Asia's Leading Travel and Aviation Services Group, this new service marks another milestone in the airline network's expansion plan. 

The service will further boost the growth of traffic flow via KLIA, opening up Malaysia more broadly to travellers from other international destinations. As a leisure and tourism player, we aim to play a significant role in bringing in international travellers to continue driving Malaysia’s tourism recovery via this new route. We invite business travellers and holidaymakers to enjoy a warm and genuine service which reflects Malaysian culture and traditions underpin by its inimitable Malaysian Hospitality the moment their journey begins with us.” 

The national airline will operate a direct daily flight between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) International Airport and Hamad International Airport, Doha (DOH) via MH160 departing KUL- DOH at 9:20pm and MH161 departing DOH-KUL at 01:30am. The daily service will be operated with A330-300 aircraft, equipped with 290 seats, comprising of 27 seats in Business Class, 16 Economy with extra legroom and 247 seats in Economy Class.

Malaysia Airlines is committed to facilitating safe and seamless travels for passengers #FlyConfidently and experiencing a smooth journey underpinned by inimitable Malaysian Hospitality. Malaysia Airlines received a 7-star rating for its extensive COVID-19 health and safety measures from AirlineRatings and is a Travel Safe Alliance Malaysia (TSAM) member.

For more information and to book your flight to Doha, visit the official Malaysia Airlines website at Sign up to become an Enrich member at to start earning Enrich Points and be sure to download the Malaysia Airlines' App to get the latest promotions conveniently at your fingertips anytime and anywhere!

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