More Amazing Malaysia Airlines Business Class Fares From Asia To Australia

Filed Under: Great Deals, Malaysia

Last week I wrote about the excellent deals on return (or round-trip as some of you would prefer me to call it!) business class fares on Malaysia Airlines, from Tokyo to Sydney for around $1,450 per person. This was a great fare between two major cities in their respective regions.

Well if you are based in Southeast Asia, Malaysia Airlines has an even better deal.

Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane

Right now, you can fly direct from Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane in business class, for under US$1,000 per person. What’s even better is I can see this price available over Christmas, which is traditionally an extremely expensive time to travel.

This fare is available on many Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, from early September right through until the end of schedule. Malaysia Airlines flies this route four times weekly with the other day being Thursday, but this deal does not appear to be available on any Thursdays.

The flight is operated by Malayasia’s refurbished A330 with its fully-flat (and somewhat unique) 1-2-1/1-2-2 seating configuration.

Seats 1K, 4K and 6K are the unique ‘throne seats,’ as shown in the image above.

Even better, you’ll have access to Malaysia’s new Golden Lounge in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia Airlines Business Class Lounge, Kuala Lumpur (source: Malaysia Airlines)

As well as the new-ish lounge of their oneworld partner Qantas in Brisbane.

Qantas Brisbane International Lounge (source: Qantas)

Kuala Lumpur to Sydney

There are also excellent fares available on the direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, for around $150 more on some very limited dates that I can see in August and February. These flights will either be operated by an A330, or A380 depending on the season.

Before you ask, unfortunately this fare is not available in the other direction (i.e. commencing from Australia). As I have said before, cheap premium fares from Australia are extremely rare and I will definitely let you know if I come across any.

And unfortunately Malaysia Airlines’ other Australian destinations like Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth aren’t showing cheap prices.

Bottom line

The Brisbane fare especially is one of the lowest premium prices I have ever seen on a full service carrier between Asia and Australia. If you live in Asia and are struggling to get to Australia for Christmas, this is an incredible deal.

(Tip of the hat to Croupier on FlyerTalk)

  1. Thanks, too bad unavailable for Perth. Just sent your post to a friend who need to fly SIN – BNE, so might be tempted to route via KUL.

  2. @James did you watch Love Island?

    I need something to do with my evenings now that it’s over.

  3. @ Sam – I’ll probably be writing more now that I have an extra 6 hours per week back ; P

  4. Sia seems to be matching some fares too. Shame there is no direct Ord Flight to Singapore or Malaysia. I guess could go via jfk. Wonder what that door to door is.

  5. I have bought Singapore to Sydney return around 880 USD last year on MH business class . So how could this be the best fare u have ever seen ? Lol

  6. Historically fares with MH from BKK to within Asia or Australia have been ridiculously cheap before. I have scored BKK-PER for $1200aud roundtrip once

  7. Good fares but they earn only at the discount economy rate when crediting to Qantas ( ie, about 30 or so ? In status credits). I prefer to think that’s Qantas being mean and stingy, but maybe it’s Malaysia unwilling to pay the full whack of points and SCs, who knows…

  8. @rw There was a Tokyo deal mid April for below $1,000 at that time. I managed to buy it and flying in September.

  9. Who is interested in, fare from Tokyo NRT-Kuala Lumpur- Sydney return 1519 $ with Malaysian in Biz is possible to book. End of November/ Begining December. I booked…one leg wuth Japan Airlines ( NRT-KUL Boeing 787-9 Jal Sky Suite) Stopover permitted in KUL to make a side trip to SIN . Perfect idea for Avios Mileage run.

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