MH signals return to Surabaya

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 August 2017: After an absence of five years, Malaysia Airlines will resume services between Kuala Lumpur and Surabaya in Indonesia, 29 October.

Effective with the winter scheduled 2017/18, which covers October through to March next year, the airline will offer four weekly flights using Boeing 737-800s.

Malaysia Airlines will face stiff competition from AirAsia, which has been serving the route with daily services for a considerable time.

AirAsia quotes a round-trip fare of USD88 in mid November (Skyscanner) compared with USD115 on Malaysia Airlines (airline website).

Skyscanner does not offer a Malaysia Airlines option on the route to Surabaya.

So far, there are no promotions on offer for the new Surabaya flight, but other services to Bali, Jakarta and Medan  are all highlighted on the airline’s website.

MH flights to Surabaya’s Juanda International Airport will depart Kuala Lumpur at 0630 and arrive in Surabaya at 0810 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

The airport, which handles in excess of 19 million passengers annually, is located 12 km from downtown Surabaya.

Identified as the second largest Indonesian city after Jakarta it has a population of 2.8 million (metropolitan districts).

Capital of Jawa Timur (East Java), Surabaya is also noted for being the second city only to Jakarta for financial services, sea trade and commerce.