Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines Introduces New Promo Fares To Kathmandu

Press Release   •   Jul 21, 2012 02:16 GMT

Subang, 21 July 2012 : Malaysia Airlines recently announced the introduction of its thrice weekly direct services between Kuala Lumpur and Kathmandu effective 1 September 2012.

Due to the very encouraging response from the public, Malaysia Airlines is introducing new promotional fares for this route.

Malaysia Airlines Regional Senior Vice President Malaysia & ASEAN Region, Encik Muzammil Mohamad said, “Our move to introduce Kathmandu to the Malaysia Airlines network is receiving overwhelming response. We believe that the natural grandeur of the Himalayas and rich cultural heritage of Nepal is attracting travelers to choose Kathmandu as a must-go destination,” he added.

Malaysia Airlines is offering all-in return economy class promotional fares starting from RM1299 for travel from Kuala Lumpur to Katmandu. This promotional fare might slightly fluctuate due to currency exchange rates.

Customers can book these fares from now till 19 August 2012 for travel effective 1 September 2012 to 31 December 2012.

A two-class configured Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 144 economy class seats and 16 business class seats will be used for this Kuala Lumpur-Kathmandu return service.

Starting 1 September 2012, flight MH170 will depart Kuala Lumpur on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8.55am to arrive at Kathmandu at 11.30am. The return flight MH171 departs Kathmandu at 12.20pm to arrive at Kuala Lumpur at 7.15pm.

These offers are available through Malaysia Airlines’ website, MHmobile,, nationwide ticket offices, 24-hour toll-free Call Centre at 1300 88 3000 and all appointed travel agents.

Nepal is situated between China and India. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is home to seven heritage sites listed on the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. The birthplace of the Lord Buddha, Lumbini and the Chitwan National Park is two of those sites. Scenic views of the outstanding natural beauty, a host of adventurous opportunities based on land, air and water as well as the ancient culture and heritage constitute the prime attractions of Nepal as a tourist destination.

About Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines ( is the national carrier of Malaysia and one of Asia's largest, flying nearly 37,000 passengers daily to some 80 destinations worldwide across 4 continents. The distinctive Malaysia Airlines brand is an extension of the special culture of warmth and friendliness unique to Malaysians. This inimitable Malaysian sense of graciousness is branded as "Malaysian Hospitality" and symbolized by the acronym MH which is also the airline's flight code.

Both Malaysia Airlines and its Kuala Lumpur hub (KLIA) are among the industry's most frequent winners of awards for quality service. In the latest SKYTRAX World Airline Awards (2012) announcement, Malaysia Airlines won awards for the World’s Best Airline Cabin Staff, 5-Star Airline and Best Airline Signature Dish for its “Satay”.

Malaysia Airlines has now received the accolade of “World’s Best Cabin Staff” by SKYTRAX over seven years, 2001-2004, 2007, 2009 and 2012 – the most for any airline.