BA resumes flights to Kuala Lumpur

British Airways is to resume flights from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur next May after a 14 year gap.

The daily service will be operated by a four-cabin Boeing 777-200ER, featuring 12 seats in First, 48 in Club World, 32 in World Traveller Plus and 127 in World Traveller.

Flights begin on May 27 2015. BA last flew to the Malaysian capital in 2001.

“We are re-starting the route in response to commercial demand from our customers who have been asking us for direct British Airways flights to Kuala Lumpur, which opens up new connecting routes around the region,” said BA’s director of business strategy Lynne Embleton.

“A thriving economy offers fantastic opportunities for UK businesses, while holiday-makers can enjoy some stunning destinations around the country and beyond,” she added.

The airline has given the route the same flight numbers it previously operated with before 2001.

The BA033 will depart Heathrow terminal 5 daily at 2015, arriving into Kuala Lumpur at 1600 local time. The returning BA034 will leave Kuala Lumpur at 2305 local time and arrive into Heathrow’s T5 at 0525 the next morning.

Malaysia Airport’s managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali,  said: “I greatly welcome the return of British Airways to Malaysia.

“I believe this new route will have a very positive economic, political, social and cultural impact on both countries and it underlines the strength and vibrancy of the air travel market between them.”