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BA daily direct service launching to Kuala Lumpur

18 Sep 2014

British Airways last flew to Kuala Lumpur in 2001 and Summer 2015 will see the re-launch of direct flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL).

Flights are now available for sale and British Airways will operate a daily, non-stop overnight service from 27th May 2015, which will depart from LHR Terminal 5 and arrive in Kuala Lumpur some 12 hrs 45 mins later.

An exciting place to visit in its own right, this bustling Malaysian capital also serves as a convenient gateway to South East Asia and beyond, making the launch great news for both business and leisure travellers alike. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is approximately 45kms (28 miles) from the city centre.

According to Lonely Planet, “the most striking thing about Kuala Lumpur from a visitor’s perspective is its remarkable cultural diversity. Ethnic Malays, Chinese prospectors, Indian migrants and British colonials all helped carve the city out of the virgin jungle, and each group has left its indelible mark on the capital. Eating, shopping and nightlife are undeniable highlights of any visit to Kuala Lumpur and there are numerous parks and monuments dotted around the city that make easy day trips for a break from the hustle and bustle”.

British Airways’ customers travelling from domestic, European and US airports will benefit from convenient schedules and easy onward connections to Jakarta, Penang, Manila, Bali, Darwin, Cairns, Perth and Denpasar.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the home hub for oneworld partner, Malaysian Airlines services and oneworld carriers Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Qatar, Royal Jordanian and SriLankan Airlines also operate from here.

The route from London to Kuala Lumpur will be served by British Airways’ Boeing 777-200 aircraft with a potential Boeing 787 Dreamliner service launching in late 2015. For more information about flights to Kuala Lumpur with British Airways and travel in Malaysia, call Ultimate Destinations on 01923 284148.


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