Malaysia Airlines announced that it will be suspending its Kuala Lumpur – Brisbane route effective March 27, 2023.
The announcement, made on November 24, 2022, explained that the Brisbane service suspension is a “route rationalization exercise” as part of its ongoing business review.
The decision to axe the route comes barely five years after the airline resumed services to the Queensland capital in June 2018 after three years off Malaysia Airlines’ service route.
“After a thorough business review, we have made a difficult decision to suspend our operations into Brisbane to ensure we operate and utilize our fleet at an optimum level, as well as maximizing revenue on every route we fly to, while facing strong headwinds from the continued increase in fuel cost, forex and interest rate,” Malaysia Airlines Berhad group chief executive Izham Ismail said in a statement.
The Malaysian flag carrier’s operations on direct flights between Kuala Lumpur to four other Australian cities, namely Adelaide, Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne, will continue.
The last flight from Brisbane to Kuala Lumpur, MH 134, will depart on March 26, 2023.