Background: Malaysia Airlines announced the commencement a new service to operate flights from Kota Kinabalu (WBKK/BKI) to Perth (YPPH/PER) back in 2010. The first service commenced on 15th January 2011 the following year, operated by B737-8H6 (W) 9M-MXB msn 40129.
Services: Operated thrice weekly until flights were finally withdrawn on 29th January 2012, when on that date B737-8H6 (W) 9M-MXA msn 40128 had the privileged of operating the airlines last services (we all thought at the time).
Fast track to October 2012: Malaysia Airlines announces the re-commencement of a once weekly service from Kota Kinabalu to Perth v.v, with services to commence from Sunday 9th December 2012. Kota Kinabalu (WBKK) is Malaysia Airlines second largest operating hub outside of Kuala Lumpur.
Today's flights MH121/120: operated by B737-8H6 (W) 9M-MXI msn 40136 making her debut visit into Perth WA, departed from Kota Kinabalu at 18.00hrs (LT) with a flight time of 5hrs.36mins for the journey, arrived into Perth Airport landing Rwy21 at 23.36hrs. The outbound return flight MH120 departed at 00.55hrs Monday 10th December with a return flight time of 5hrs.19mins.
Flight Schedule: MH121 Dep: 18.05hrs (LT) Arr: 23.35hrs Sunday
MH120 Dep: 00.40hrs (LT) Arr: 06.15hrs Monday
Distances: 4,209 km / 2615 miles Hexcode: 750209