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Malaysia Airlines to resume flights to Beirut, suspend operations to Cairo

Malaysia Airlines to resume flights to Beirut, suspend operations to Cairo

Malaysia Airlines on Wednesday announced it was resuming flights to Beirut but suspending operations to Cairo as part of a revamp of its international network.
The Kuala Lumpur-Beirut via Dubai will operate three times a week starting Oct. 15 "to meet the surge in travel demand arising from the current efforts for the return to normalcy in Lebanon," the Malaysian national airline said in a statement.
Operations to Beirut were suspended when fighting between Hezbollah and Israel erupted in July.
The renewed flight, using a 229-seater Airbus A330-200 jetliner, will leave Kuala Lumpur on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and the return flight will also operate on the same days.
Also from Nov. 1, Malaysia Airlines will no longer fly to Cairo, the statement said, indicating that the route is not making a profit. It said the Kuala Lumpur-Stockholm-Newark operations will also be withdrawn from Jan. 15.
The changes are the latest in the streamlining of operations _ including dumping of some routes _ ordered by new chief executive Idris Jala to turn around the money-losing airline.
Meanwhile, from Oct. 29, the airline will increase its frequency between Kuala Lumpur and Paris from five weekly to daily flights using a 282-seater B777-200 aircraft. Also, its weekly frequency on the Kuala Lumpur-Taipei-Los Angeles route will be increased from five to six, all operated by B747-400 aircraft.
In the region, the number of flights to Hanoi have been increased from seven a week to nine effective Tuesday, and will double its twice-weekly flight to Cebu from Oct. 30.


Updated : 2021-04-22 12:16 GMT+08:00