British Airways has said that it will resume direct flights from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur in summer 2015.
British Airways will commence its daily service from Terminal 5 to Kuala Lumpur on May 27, 2015 utilising the Boeing 777-200 airplane with a four-class cabin configuration. The airline, which last flew to the Malaysian capital in 2001, has given the route the same flight numbers that it operated before 2001.
Lynne Embleton, British Airways’ director of business strategy, said: ‘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.
‘We are re-starting the route in response to commercial demand from our customers who have been asking us for direct British Airways flights to Kuala Lumpur, which opens up new connecting routes around the region.
‘A thriving economy offers fantastic opportunities for UK businesses, while holiday-makers can enjoy some stunning destinations around the country and beyond.’
Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, the managing director of Malaysia Airports, said: ‘I greatly welcome the return of British Airways to Malaysia. I believe this new route will have a very positive economic, political, social and cultural impact on both countries and it underlines the strength and vibrancy of the air travel market between them.
‘I wish them the best in their preparations to reconnect the two great cities of London and Kuala Lumpur and am confident it will enhance the airline’s huge global network.’
The onward flight (BA033) will depart T5 daily at 8.15pm, arriving at Kuala Lumpur in 12 hours 45 minutes, at 4pm (local). The returning flight (BA034) will leave Kuala Lumpur at 11.05pm (local) and arrive back into Heathrow’s T5 at 5.25am the next morning.