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Exploring the Maldives, Chiang Mai and Da Nang with Malaysia Airlines!

In an exciting announcement, Malaysia Airlines unveiled three new routes to the Maldives, Chiang Mai, and Da Nang. The addition of these new routes is a part of Malaysia Airline’s efforts to tap into the leisure markets.

These new routes are an exciting expansion for travellers looking to explore Asia. Since the Pandemic, destinations such as the Maldives, Chiang Mai and Da Nang have become quite popular among luxury as well as budget travellers. With this announcement by Malaysia Airlines, travellers can now have an additional option to access all three beautiful destinations.

The airline has stated that the connectivity will be available from its main hub in Kuala Lumpur, with tickets available from 22nd March 2024. Malaysia Airlines will begin daily flights to the Maldives from August 1, 2024, and daily flights to Da Nang from September 24, 2024. Additionally, travellers can also explore five times weekly flights to Chiang Mai from August 15, 2024.

We fairly believe that we are largely competitive in the market. So, if you go down today and buy these fares in MATTA (fair), I can assure you it will be one of the best deals out there, for a premium carrier, that will give you all those affordable experiences that you get as well. Our strategy is to circumnavigate around number one, overcapacity, and to circumnavigate around markets which are heavily driven by leisure markets-leisure markets are actually budget. So, how do we do that? So, it is very key that we drive international flow, says Datuk Izham Ismail – Group Managing Director of MAG.

With this new announcement, Malaysian Airlines is marking its 13th destination in South Asia. Additionally, this also marks its 16th in ASEAN, setting high hopes for the airline to boost its presence within the key markets.

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Hawaiian Airlines’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Welcomes First Guests!

Hawaiian Airlines has just marked the arrival of the inaugural flight of its new flagship aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The airline, which is celebrating 93 years in 2024 is is the largest operator of commercial flights to and from the island state of Hawaii. Additionally, the airline is also the 24th-largest commercial airline in the United States.

The inaugural flight for Hawaiian Airlines’ new flagship aircraft Aircraft N781N has been named named Kapuahi. This name directly translated to a star known as Aldebaran in Western astronomy.

Today marks an incredible achievement for all of us at Hawaiian Airlines and I’d like to thank all of our teammates, Boeing and our many partners for helping us make this moment possible. Our 787-9 is a true flagship product that, when paired with the award-winning hospitality of our crew, will provide guests with an unforgettable Hawaiʻi travel experience, says Peter Ingram – president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines.

The guests of the inaugural Hawaiian Airlines flight also had the lucky chance to be the first to watch the brand new safety video on the airline. The tag-line ‘Aloha and welcome aboard’ welcomes the passengers, as the crew talks through the safety procedures. The safety video also showcases the beauty of Hawaii, allowing travellers a first glimpse into the beautiful island.

A Look Into the Cabins of Hawaiian Airlines

The 34 Leihōkū (garland of stars) suites of the airline features lie-flat seating. With this, Hawaiian Airlines welcome travelers with an 18-inch in-flight entertainment screen, as well as personal power outlets, wireless cell phone charging, and direct aisle access. The suites also offers privacy or a shared experience, allowing couples to fall asleep.

The main cabin consists of 266 Collins Aerospace Aspire seats with ergonomically contoured back and armrests. This seat can be maximized into a living space, offering more shoulder and hip room. Additionally, the cabin also features a 12-inch seatback monitor with USB-A and USB-C charging ports. Main Cabin guests can also select from 79 Extra Comfort seats to enjoy more legroom and access to AC power outlets.

Hawaii has been an increasingly popular destination among travellers. As of recent, Hawaii has yet again picked up its popularity as a dream wedding destination as well. Travellers who love the islands compare it to other beach destinations such as The Maldives.

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