Dubai: Malaysia Airlines will add Dubai back to its network effective August 5, 2013.

The Dubai-Kuala Lumpur return service will be mounted daily via MH163 and MH162 using the Boeing 777-200 aircraft that offers a total capacity of 282 seats in each flight, equivalent to 3,948 seats weekly.

In conjunction with the re-introduction of service, the national carrier is offering attractive promotional fares that start from only Dh1,765 for an all-inclusive economy class return travel. Business class starts from Dh7,265 for an all-inclusive return journey. Bookings are open till July 22, 2013 for the travel period between August 6, 2013 till September 30.

Beginning August 6, flight MH163 will depart Dubai daily at 4.10am to arrive at Kuala Lumpur at 3.25pm. The return flight MH162 will depart Kuala Lumpur daily at 11.30pm to arrive in Dubai at 2.20am the next day.

Malaysia Airlines group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said: “Dubai was one of the routes that were suspended in our route rationalisation exercise in January 2012. We continuously monitor market demand, and are happy to be able to add back Dubai into Malaysia Airlines network to extend our reach and strengthen our offering to customers.”

Malaysia Airlines offers direct non-stop service to Malaysia with connectivity to among others the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand from Dubai. In addition, Malaysia Airlines network is expanded through its various code-share agreements and its membership in the oneworld airline alliance since February 2013.