MALAYSIA Airlines is returning to Brisbane, with four direct flights per week to Kuala Lumpur from the Queensland capital.
Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO Julieanne Alroe welcomed Malaysia Airlines’ return to Queensland saying the benefits of the new non-stop flights and direct connection to Kuala Lumpur would ripple across the state.
“Every new airline and international destination on our network positively impacts all sectors of the economy, supporting business, trade and freight throughout Queensland, boosting opportunities for tourism and education, further building Brisbane’s reputation as a major Asia Pacific centre and Australia’s future gateway city,” Ms Alroe said.
“This is not a new partnership we’re celebrating today, Malaysia Airlines has been a part of the Brisbane Airport family since 1972, so today’s re-launch is about rekindling a very strong, long-term partnership and celebrating future success and opportunities between Queensland and Malaysia.”
Tourism industry development minister Kate Jones said Tourism and Events Queensland; Tourism Australia; and Brisbane Airport Corporation had secured the flights through the Palaszczuk Government’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund.