Flying to more countries than any other airline, Turkish Airlines operated its first direct flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 25, 2013, with 3 frequencies per week. Barely a year into operation, Turkish Airlines started operating daily to and from Kuala Lumpur. Coming into a decade of operation in Malaysia, Turkish Airlines increases its Kuala Lumpur weekly frequencies by adding additional 3 frequencies weekly with the flights that started October 1, 2022 from Istanbul.
Tourism Malaysia strongly supports the increase in international direct frequency flights by Turkish Airlines as this will bring even more visitors from across their network to Malaysia and further boost the economy for a strong rebound in our tourism industry.
The easing of international travel protocols and the relaxation of the entry procedures to Malaysia will also increase the travel demand to Malaysia and boost connectivity from other international continents. Tourism Malaysia welcome all visitors to explore Malaysia’s beautiful and diverse attractions.
Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad has witnessed Turkish Airlines’ rapid growth in Malaysia throughout the years and it remains confident of the airline’s continued success at KL International Airport (KLIA). The airport operator is pleased that the airline is increasing its flight frequency which will contribute to the growth of the aviation and tourism sectors of the country post pandemic. Currently, there are 42 foreign airline partners operating at its network of airports. Malaysia Airports hopes to see the recovery of more airlines at its airports as air travel regains its momentum this year.
Operating 10x weekly flights a week, new additional frequencies will be able to accommodate more demand for passenger departing from KL International Airport (KUL) to more than 320 destinations in over 120 countries from all round the world via Istanbul (IST).