Friday, 22 May 2015
BA flights to Kuala Lumpur set to start
British Airways will start flying direct to Kuala Lumpur again on Wednesday (May 27). The airline last operated the route in 2001. It will operate daily flights to the Malaysian capital from Heathrow's Terminal 5, using extended range Boeing 777-200 aircraft with first, business, premium economy and economy cabins. Outbound flights will depart at 8.15pm, arriving 12hrs 45mins later at 4pm local time. London-bound services will leave at 11.05pm, arriving at 5.25am next morning. BA has a long history of flying Malaysia. It first operated to the then Malaya as Imperial Airways from Croydon Airport in 1933 The flight made 22 stops on the way to Alor Star (now Alor Setar). Its inaugural service to Kuala Lumpur was in 1956 - outbound by Canadair Argonaut in 1956, back by Lockheed Constellation.