Thursday, August 03, 2006

MAS launches new Brunei-KL flight

By Jon Tampoi

The Malaysian Airlines (MAS) has increased its Kuala Lumpur-Brunei Darussalam flight frequency from twice weekly to thrice weekly, following the launch of its new Wednesday flight yesterday.

Malaysian High Commissioner in Brunei Darussalam Datuk Ali bin Abdullah, in his speech during the ceremony, said the additional flight to the country will provide more choices for passengers and foster closer ties between Brunei and Malaysia while supporting the call made by His Majesty the Sultan's to boost local tourism.

MAS area manager Yuzer Yusof added that the company is not affected by budget airlines. With the lowest capacity at 90 per cent, MAS proves to be a force to be reckoned with.

Meanwhile, Malaysian Tourism representative Efarina A. Rahman said locals who consider vacationing in Kuala Lumpur should do so now amid the current mega sale across the city.

In conjunction with the new Wednesday service, MAS is offering $118 return fare to Kuala Lumpur until November 30.

Meanwhile, a ceremony was held yesterday at Brunei International Airport to see off passengers of the new MAS service.

On hand to bid the passengers farewell were Malaysian High Commissioner Datuk Ali, Efarina A. Rahman, Yuzer Yusof and Civil Aviation director Pg A Rahman Ismail as well as MAS officers dressed in Malaysian ethnic attire.

Courtesy of: Borneo Bulletin

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