Good news if British Airways reinstate flights to Malaysia? I think it’s great for Malaysia because more and more British can come over to Malaysia or using Malaysia as a stop over to other ASEAN countries. From budget travelers’ point of view, it will not be among the chosen airlines because of it’s higher air tickets. Furthermore AirAsiaX with cheaper air tickets will be flying to London soon. I have met with many travelers who prefer to be on-board with Middle Eastern airlines like Emirates or Qatar Airways which can offer cheaper air tickets comparing to European airlines.

British Airways to discuss reinstating flights to Malaysia

STOCKHOLM: Officials of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and British Airways (BA) will meet in a couple of months to continue discussions on BA reinstating flights to Malaysia.

MAHB managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad, who met with BA CEO Willie Walsh at the 13th World Route Development Forum here, said: “There is certainly an interest to return but right now, they are looking at figures and forecasts to ensure that when they do operate, the service will be viable and sustainable for the long term.”

“No date (to commence flights) has been fixed as it depends on the viability of the operations and the availability of aircraft,” he said, adding that it was purely a business decision.

“Every time we talk, the picture becomes clearer. We appreciate their willingness to talk to us openly and to share their views on this matter,” he said.

BA was being cautious because it did not want to have to pull out again. “Once they come in, they want to stay,” Bashir said.

The idea of coming back to Malaysia is still in study process. If the price is right, off course British Airways will be chosen by travelers to fly to Malaysia.



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