Malaysian Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi Island gets direct connectivity with China. On the other hand, Hainan Airlines has upgraded its Brussels route.
Langkawi gets Chinese connection
Malaysian carrier, Batik Air Malaysia has started non-stop flights between Chengdu and Langkawi. The airline operates charter flights on a weekly basis.
This flight by Batik Air was welcomed by the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airport Executives.
After the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first Chinese service from Langkawi.
Batik Air Malaysia formerly known as Malindo Air deploys its Boeing 737-800NG on this route. The aircraft has 180 seats in all economy configuration. Until October, the airline has scheduled 10 charter flights. 1,800 passengers who booked on holiday packages sold by Sichuan Global Travel Service Company will be transported on these flights.
Apart from this service, Batik Air Malaysia also connect Chengdu with Kuala Lampur and Kota Kinabalu. It operates 4X weekly and 1X weekly flights to these destinations respectively.
Hainan Airlines ups Brussels flights
Recently, Hainan based Hainan Airlines restarted the Shenzhen to Brussels route. Since resumption, the airline has been operating 2X weekly flights between both cities.
From August 26, Hainan Airlines will increase the frequency from 2X weekly to 3X weekly. The airline will operate flights on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The airline will continue to use the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for Brussels operations.
Hainan Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner features 289 seats in 2 cabin layout. The aircraft has 30 Business class seats and 259 Economy class seats.
Apart from this, the airline operates 11X weekly flights between Beijing and Brussels. On this route as well, the B789 Dreamliner continue to be the workforce for the airline.
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Source : TTR Weekly