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Malaysian Airlines planning to increase India connectivity

Last Updated: Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 12:13

Mumbai: To cash in on the domestic aviation market, Malaysian Airlines is looking at enhancing air connectivity to India, especially to Tier-II cities.

"We are looking at more connectivity to India and are evaluating the market here," Malaysian Airlines General Manager (Western India) Nur Shaffik Haris said.

The airline may look at secondary points in the next phase of expansion in India, he said.

India, currently the ninth largest aviation market in the world, is expected to become the third largest by 2020, according to the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) and air transport IT specialist, SITA.

The Malaysian Airlines would operate five additional services on the Mumbai-Kuala Lampur-Mumbai sector between May 13 to May 31 to cater to the holiday passengers, he said.

The new services would be in addition to the 40 weekly scheduled flights.

"Apart from the Malaysia-bound passenger, we also ferry a good number of transit passengers for destinations like Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, besides carrying some passengers bound for Australia and New Zealand," he added.


First Published: Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 12:13
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