KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – Malaysia Airlines Charter Services Thursday announced a charter service between Kuala Lumpur and Christmas Island. The charter service is scheduled to operate beginning Dec 13, 2014 until Jan 31, 2015, using a B737-800 aircraft with a seating capacity of 156. Flight MH8484 will depart Kuala Lumpur at 10.10 am and arrive Christmas Island at 11.50 am.

The return flight MH8485 will depart Christmas Island at 12.40 pm and arrive Kuala Lumpur at 4.20 pm. The contract was inked by Malaysia Airlines’ Vice President of Haj and Charter, Yazid Mohamed and Director of Christmas Island Air, Gee Foo. “Christmas Island is best known for its amazing tropical rainforest overlooking the scenic coastline that has become the habitat for variety of bird species and millions of red crabs.

“We are honoured to be collaborating with Christmas Island Air again this year as the available inbound flights will also encourage travellers from Christmas Island to visit Malaysia,” Yazid said. With this collaboration, Yazid hoped that the company would provide seamless travel solution with the best travelling experience to customers.

“During this time, it is the unique annual red crab migration season during which millions of red crabs will move from the forest to the ocean coast to mate as well as spawn,” Gee Foo said. “With this charter, it will enable tourists from Malaysia to fly direct from Kuala Lumpur to Christmas Island instead of flying via Perth to experience this unique migration.

“The island also boasts rare and unusual birds as well as fantastic fishing and diving experience. We also take this opportunity to promote the islanders to visit Malaysia during this season,” Gee Foo added. Bookings can be made via email to [email protected] or phone 61 8 94933066.

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