Following Australia’s recent reopening of its borders to international tourists, Malaysia Airlines has announced that it will resume flights to the country. There will be two weekly flights to Perth starting today, and five weekly flights to Sydney. The number of flights to Australia will rise in April, with five weekly flights to Perth and seven weekly flights to Sydney. For a limited time, Malaysia Airlines is offering all-in return flights to Perth starting at RM1999 in economy class and RM6999 in business class. The special tickets are available until March 6th and are valid for travel through July 31st.
Return flights to Sydney start at RM2929 in economy class and RM8199 in business class, and may be booked now for travel until the 28th of March. A return fare discount for Melbourne is also available, starting at RM2699 for economy class and RM8599 for business class, and is bookable until 19 March for immediate travel through 31 July. This is the first time Malaysia Airlines has provided direct flights to Australia since the epidemic halted the services in 2020.
With the reopening of the border, all vaccinated visa holders can now enter Australia, however they may still be subject to quarantine depending on the state they’re visiting. Malaysia’s foreign ministry is currently in discussions with Australia and a number of other nations to establish a vaccinated travel lane (VTL) that would eliminate the need for isolation.