By Qatar Airways on July 15, 2020
Qatar Airways is pleased to increase flight frequency between Kuala Lumpur and Doha from a 7-times weekly service to 11-times weekly, connecting Malaysian passengers to over 43 destinations in the network. The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for the global aviation industry. Qatar Airways has led the industry during these challenging times by taking people home safely and reliably on more flights to more destinations than any other airline, becoming the largest airline in the world over the past three months.
Qatar Airways’ service between Kuala Lumpur and Doha has remained in operation throughout the pandemic, and the airline has since flown over 10,000 Malaysian citizens home and repatriated more than 14,000 foreigners from Malaysia. As one of the only global airlines to have maintained a significant schedule throughout this crisis, Qatar Airways is uniquely positioned to monitor trends in traffic flow and passenger bookings. The airline expects these additional flights to provide further seamless connectivity via its award-winning hub, Hamad International Airport, with its Asia-Pacific destinations.
Qatar Airways Vice President for South East Asia, Mr. Jared Lee said: “We are happy to have assisted Malaysia with repatriating foreigners as well as bringing Malaysians home from as far as Argentina during this crisis. As a responsible and trusted airline, Qatar Airways will continue to stay committed and fulfil its mission to take people home reliably. Additionally, with more entry restrictions being eased, we look forward to reinstating more services within the Asia-Pacific region.”
“We are beginning to see positive indicators of the return of travel and as a reliable airline, Qatar Airways also looks forward to supporting international connectivity to Malaysia and other destinations as restrictions begin to ease.”
Passengers flying Business Class on Qsuite equipped aircraft can avail of the enhanced privacy this award-winning suite provides, including sliding privacy partition and fully closing doors that create a private sanctuary. Passengers can also opt to use the ‘Do Not Disturb (DND)’ indicator in their private suite, if they wish to limit their interactions with the cabin crew. Qsuite continues to be available on flights to more than 30 destinations including London, Singapore and Dallas Fort Worth with plans to add it to more routes throughout the summer.
Qatar Airways has further enhanced its onboard safety measures for passengers and cabin crew. The airline has introduced Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for cabin crew which includes gloves, face masks, safety glasses and a new protective gown that is fitted over their uniforms. A modified service that reduces interactions between passengers and the crew inflight has also been introduced.
Onboard, all Qatar Airways passengers are now provided with a complimentary protective kit. Inside a ziplock pouch they will find a single-use surgical face mask, large disposable powder-free gloves and an alcohol-based hand sanitiser gel. The airline has also introduced disposable face shields for adults and children. Passengers travelling from Hamad International Airport (HIA) will receive their face shields at the check-in counters, whereas at other destinations, the face shields will be distributed at the boarding gates.
To ensure travellers can plan their travel with peace of mind, the airline has extended its booking policies to offer even more choice to its passengers. The airline will allow unlimited date changes, and passengers can change their destination as often as they need if it is within 5,000 miles of the original destination. The airline will not charge any fare differences for travel completed before 31 December 2020, after which fare rules will apply. All tickets booked for travel up to 31 December 2020 will be valid for two years from the date of issuance. For full terms and conditions visit www.qatarairways.com/RelyOnUs.
Kuala Lumpur, 11-weekly flights
Doha (DOH) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) QR848 departs: 00:30 arrives: 13:30
Doha (DOH) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) QR844 departs: 19:35 arrives: 08:25+1day
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Doha (DOH) QR853 departs: 02:25 arrives: 04:50
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Doha (DOH) QR849 departs: 20:50 arrives: 23:15
The national carrier of the State of Qatar has built a strong level of trust with passengers, governments, trade and airports as a reliable partner during this crisis. With its plans for expanding its network and strengthening airline partnerships, the airline is well positioned to continue delivering on its mission to be the airline travellers can trust.