KUALA LUMPUR, 10 August 2017: Malaysia Airlines will increase services from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul, South Korean to 10 flights a week, effective this November.
The service is likely to attract bookings from tour groups as two-way tourism blossoms between the two countries.
The airline opened bookings for three additional weekly services routed Kuala Lumpur – Seoul Incheon starting 25 November.
Currently the airline flies a daily service using Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Once new services start the airline will offer 10 flights a week on the route.
The additional three services will depart Kuala Lumpur at 1455 and arrive in Seoul Incheon at 2215 on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The daily service continues to depart Kuala Lumpur at 2310 and arriving in Seoul at 0630 on the following morning.
Bookings are open for the new flight with the lowest fare selling at USD352 for the 1430 departure slot which is an obvious bargain when compared with the daily MH flight that leaves just before midnight. The lowest fare on that flight is USD512.
Air Asia X is the nearest competitor with a service departing at 0800 with a no frills fare of USD303. The airline’s late night flight departing at 0100 sports a fare of USD379.
KAL appears to be oblivious of its rivals efforts to steal away business. It quotes a not very competitive fare of USD449, but at least it is an improvement on th MH midnight flight offer.