Malaysia Airlines Expands in India with New Routes and Exciting Features

Malaysia Airlines Expands in India with New Routes and Exciting Features

By Author

Published on September 10, 2023

Malaysia Airlines is taking a big leap in India, announcing the launch of three new routes connecting Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Amritsar (ATQ), Thiruvananthapuram (TRV), and Ahmedabad (AMD) starting from November 2023. This expansion aims to enhance connectivity between Malaysia and India, providing travelers with more options and flexibility.

The airline currently operates direct flights to major Indian cities like New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kochi. The new routes will be served by Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, offering 160 seats, including 16 in Business Class and 144 in Economy Class.

In celebration of this expansion, Malaysia Airlines is offering special introductory fares for travelers, with all-in return tickets starting from INR 16,899 for Economy Class and INR 59,099 for Business Class. These fares are available for purchase until September 15, 2023, for travel between November 8, 2023, and March 31, 2024. Plus, passengers booking during this period can enjoy up to 50% Bonus Enrich Points.

Malaysia Airlines is thrilled to strengthen its presence in the Indian market, recognizing its significance. The airline's average load factor on Indian routes reached an impressive 81% year-to-date as of July 2023, underscoring the growing confidence in travel between Malaysia and India. In the coming months, the airline aims to restore its pre-COVID-19 capacity in the Indian market and increase flight frequencies to various destinations.

In addition to expanding in India, Malaysia Airlines is focusing on other key markets, including Australia, China, and ASEAN. Starting in December 2023, the airline will increase its weekly flights to Melbourne and Sydney, offering more travel options to these popular destinations.

Excitingly, Malaysia Airlines has introduced new product offerings, such as MHsports and MHcruise, to enhance the overall travel experience. MHsports caters to groups of five or more people traveling for sporting purposes, offering perks like special fares, extra baggage allowance, flexible date and time changes, and the convenience of extending your journey with a flexible return date.

On the other hand, MHcruise provides special discounted fares designed to seamlessly integrate with cruise packages. Travelers can enjoy discounted fares, special rates for kids under 12, extra baggage allowance, and preferential fares on both Business and Economy Class seats. This flexibility extends to choosing one-way or return trips to various destinations within the Malaysia Airlines network, making travel planning hassle-free.

Moreover, Malaysia Airlines continues to enhance its offerings through AMAL, its dedicated Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage arm. Soon, Umrah Plus will be launched, offering free return tickets to selected domestic destinations for international customers during their pilgrimage journey.

For more details and to book your flights, visit the official Malaysia Airlines website. Join the Enrich program to start earning Enrich Points, and don't forget to download the Malaysia Airlines App for convenient access to the latest promotions anytime and anywhere. With these exciting developments, Malaysia Airlines is set to provide an elevated travel experience for its passengers.

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Extendam Acquires Hilton Garden Inn Sevilla

Extendam Acquires Hilton Garden Inn Sevilla

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 18, 2024

Extendam, a prominent player in the hospitality sector, has made waves with its recent acquisition of the Hilton Garden Inn Sevilla Hotel from Aliseda Inmobiliaria, a subsidiary of Blackstone. This strategic move adds another gem to Extendam's portfolio, marking its seventh operation in Spain.

Strategically located in Seville's bustling Torneo Empresarial business district, the 4-star hotel boasts 140 keys, a restaurant, fitness center, and meeting rooms, making it an ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers. Notably, the hotel underwent a refurbishment of its common areas in 2023, ensuring a contemporary and inviting ambiance for guests.

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Partnering with Continuum Hospitality Group for operations, Extendam is poised to offer exceptional services and experiences to patrons of the Hilton Garden Inn Sevilla. With its prime location adjacent to a bus and metro station, proximity to San Pablo airport and Santa Justa train station, and easy access to Seville's attractions, the hotel caters to a diverse clientele.

Jean-Marc Palhon, President of Extendam, expressed optimism about the investment, citing Seville's robust tourism sector and favorable market conditions. He highlighted Seville's status as the fourth most visited city in Spain, emphasizing its resilience to seasonality and potential for revenue growth.

Continuum Hospitality Group's expertise in the Spanish market further solidifies Extendam's confidence in this venture. The partnership underscores Extendam's commitment to delivering excellence while adhering to stringent ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) standards set by both Extendam and the Hilton brand.

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In line with Hilton's sustainability initiatives, the hotel management will prioritize environmental conservation, particularly in addressing water scarcity and reducing energy consumption.

The transaction received support from BPCE and CBRE, further underscoring the collaborative efforts behind this successful endeavor.

Extendam's acquisition of the Hilton Garden Inn Sevilla Hotel reflects its strategic vision and commitment to enhancing the hospitality landscape in Spain. With a focus on quality, sustainability, and guest satisfaction, Extendam and its partners are set to elevate the guest experience while driving value for stakeholders in the vibrant city of Seville.


Saudi Arabia Announces Plans for Oxagon, the World’s Largest Floating Structure in Neom

Saudi Arabia Announces Plans for Oxagon, the World’s Largest Floating Structure in Neom

By Nishang Narayan

Published on April 17, 2024

Saudi Arabia is set to redefine industrial and economic development with its ambitious project, Oxagon, touted to be the world's largest floating structure. Part of the expansive Neom development in the northeastern region of the Kingdom, Oxagon is strategically positioned on the Red Sea, near the bustling shipping lanes of the Suez Canal.

Designed with a unique octagonal shape, Oxagon will combine onshore and offshore developments with a significant portion extending into the Red Sea. The city is planned to serve as both a port and a logistics hub, enhancing Neom's role as a centre powered by renewable energy within Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 initiative. This initiative aims to diversify the nation’s economy and reduce its dependence on oil.

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One of the project’s striking features will be the division between the land-connected base and its massive floating counterpart, which is claimed to be the largest of its kind globally. The floating section is expected to feature innovative water-filled squares and small canals, a state-of-the-art cruise terminal, and an oceanographic research centre.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman emphasised that Oxagon will act as a catalyst for economic growth and diversification in Neom and across the Kingdom. He noted, "Oxagon will contribute to redefining the global approach to industrial development in the future, focusing on environmental protection while simultaneously creating job opportunities and stimulating economic growth."

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The project also aims to enhance Saudi Arabia's role in regional and global trade, positioning Neom as a new key player in international trade flows. This development is part of the broader Neom project, which includes various other futuristic initiatives like The Line, a 170-kilometre-long city designed to house nine million people with minimal environmental impact.

As Oxagon takes shape, it stands as a testament to Saudi Arabia's forward-thinking approach to blending advanced technology with sustainable urban planning. However, the Neom project continues to face scrutiny over sustainability practices and the impacts on local communities, highlighting the challenges of undertaking such transformative developments.


Experience the Essence of Ethiopian Coffee with Luckin Coffee's Gesha Series

Experience the Essence of Ethiopian Coffee with Luckin Coffee's Gesha Series

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 11, 2024

Luckin Coffee, the renowned Chinese coffeehouse chain, has unveiled its newest addition to the menu: the SEO Black Cup Gesha series. This exclusive lineup features single-origin espresso (SOE) beverages crafted from Gesha beans sourced from Bench Maji, Ethiopia.

Handpicked by Luckin Coffee's global bean-hunting team, these beans are cultivated at elevations ranging from 1,909m to 2,609m, resulting in a distinct flavor profile that coffee aficionados are sure to appreciate.

The Gesha series offers a variety of options including Americano, Flat White, Latte, and Dirty. Each cup is priced at $4.50 and is available in limited quantities, ensuring a premium coffee experience.

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For those eager to try out this new series, Luckin Coffee is offering a special promotion for new app users, allowing them to purchase their first Luckin Black Cup for just $0.99.

Crafted under the guidance of the World Barista Championship team, the Gesha series exemplifies the essence of single-origin espresso, showcasing the unique flavors influenced by the region's climate, soil, and altitude.

In addition to the Gesha series, Luckin Coffee has introduced other premium offerings such as the Hambella line and the SOE Yirgacheffe collection, with plans to launch the Sumatra Gayo range in the near future.

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