Turkish Airlines challenges Malaysia Airlines as it returns to Kuala Lumpur

Celebrating the return of Turkish Airlines to Kuala Lumpur after more than a decade of absence were Dato’ Mirza Mohd Taiyab, Director General of Tourism Malaysia; Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad, Malaysia Airports’ MD; Ismail Gercek, Member of the Board, Turkish Airlines; Serap Ataay, Ambassador of Turkey in Malaysia; and Dato’ Azmi Murad, SGM Operations Services, Malaysia Airports.

  • Turkish Airlines resumed services on the 8,400-kilometre route from its Istanbul Atatürk (IST) hub to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) on 25 April, and now serves the Malaysian capital with thrice-weekly flights. The route, now operated with A340s, was last served by the airline in 2002. Malaysia Airlines provides competition in the market from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur, which it serves with flights of the same frequency. Notably, Turkish Airlines plans to add a fourth weekly service from 18 June.

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