After a thirteen year hiatus, British Airways will resume its direct flights from London Heathrow Airport to Kuala Lumpur next summer, in 2015. The daily service will take off from Terminal 5.
The flights will be operated by a four-class Boeing 777-200ER with 12 seats in First Class, 48 seats in Club World, 32 seats in World Traveller Plus and 127 in World Traveller. The first flight is scheduled to take off on May 27th, 2015.
It’s definitely an occasion for British Airways to celebrate; the last time they operated flights to the Malaysian capital was in 2001! The airline’s director of business strategy commented,
“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.”
Kuala Lumpur is a major aviation hub and the largest that isn’t served directly by BA. Flights to Kuala Lumpur will no doubt be a profitable route with business travellers, as Malaysia has strong ties with the UK, in particular with international trade. British Airways first flew to Malaysia on December 9th, 1933, but at that time the airline was called Imperial Airways.