PHUKET: Malaysia Airlines flight MH770 made its inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi yesterday, initiating a four-times-a-week service between the two destinations.

The new B737-800 flights will operate on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, departing from Kuala Lumpur at 2:55pm (local time in Malaysia) and departing from Krabi at 5:20pm (local time).

“Last year more than 90,000 tourists from Malaysia visited Krabi,” said Wiyada Srirangkul, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Krabi office.