Monday, April 26, 2010
Malaysia Airlines has officially confirmed that it will be launching new services to DMM-Dammam, Saudi Arabia from May 2nd 2010 onwards. Flights will be operated via Dubai twice a week on TUE and FRI using an Airbus A 330-200. The carrier is looking to tap into the huge labor market that exists between the city of DMM and Malaysia/Indonesia as well as to get high yielding oil business traffic bound to Singapore and Jakarta from ARAMCO which is based out of DMM. In addition, MAS has also announced that it has placed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 2 Airbus A 330-200 freighters and firmed up its earlier commitment for 25 Airbus A 330-300s which was announced initially last December. It plans on using the A 332Fs to fly cargo flights to Europe via India.