Chinese airlines increase flights to KL

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 April 2024: Sichuan Airlines and  China Southern Airlines started new routes from Chengdu and Shenzhen in China to Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, over the Easter holiday.

Tourism Malaysia and VIPs from Malaysia’s travel industry welcomed Sichuan Airlines on 31 March for its inaugural flight from Chengdu. The airline will fly an A320 from its Chengdu (TFU) hub to Kuala Lumpur daily. 

Photo credit: China Southern Airlines.

Flight 3U3994 departs Chengdu (TFU) at 1725, arriving in Kuala Lumpur at 2230.
Flight 3U3994 departs Kuala Lumpur (KUL) at 2330, arriving in Chengdu (TFU) at 0500.

The daily flight will compete head-on with AirAsia X, which flies the same route daily, Batik Air four times weekly, and Air China daily. The average roundtrip fare on the route is USD330.

China Southern Airlines started daily flights from Shenzhen (SZX) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) today, Monday, 1 April, deploying an A321neo on the route.

Flight CZ5079 departs Shenzhen (SZX) at 2020, arriving in Kuala Lumpur (KUL) at 0300.
Flight CZ5080 departs Kuala Lumpur (KUL) at 0130, arriving in Shenzhen (SZX) at 0545.

Other airlines serving the same route are AirAsia, with 17 weekly flights, and Shenzhen Airlines, with 14 weekly flights. Once you add the daily China Southern Airlines flights, the KUL-SZX route musters 38 weekly flights, making it one of the busiest routes between China and Malaysia. The average roundtrip fare is USD300.


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