A “significant proportion” of Malaysia Airlines’ international schedule is due to be restored by the end 2021.

Malaysia’s national carrier plans to provide one flight a day by July from London to Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia Airlines is the only carrier offering non-stop flights to Kuala Lumpur from the UK.

Increased flights from Kuala Lumpur to Australia and New Zealand are also planned.

While the finalised schedule is still subject to change due to shifting international travel restrictions, tickets are on sale for the coming year, according to the carrier.

Flights to New Zealand are set to resume from late March and increase throughout the year.

The airline is expecting to operate 39 weekly returns to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth by late December.

UK and Europe regional manager Daniel Bainbridge said: “Malaysia Airlines is now the only airline flying directly from the UK to Malaysia with excellent onward connections to Asia and Australasia.

“We are excited to announce plans to resume much of our international flight schedule for 2021.

“After the challenges of 2020, our customers tell us there is strong pent-up demand especially for leisure travel for a well-earned break and we look forward to welcoming more passengers back on board soon with warm Malaysian hospitality once travel restrictions permit.”