Flights from London to Darwin via Kuala Lumpur are being reinstated by Malaysia Airlines after a gap of more than a decade.
The service will run up to five times a week from November 1 with a special fare starting at £799 return for bookings made by July 31.
MAS dropped the connection to the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory in 2002.
The Kuala Lumpur-Darwin leg will be operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 144 seats in economy and 16 in business class.
Tourism Northern Territory regional manager Fleur Burrows said: “The reintroduction of the services via Kuala Lumpur to Darwin confirms the Northern Territory as an even more viable gateway for visitors from the UK and Europe.
“We expect more visitors to choose Darwin as their point of entry to Australia as it is just five hours’ flying time from Kuala Lumpur. The new route has the potential to deliver an additional 800 visitors to Darwin each week.”
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