Queensland Government: Consortium led by TEQ responsible for Malaysia Airlines returning to Brisbane

9 January, 2018

Queensland's Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games Kate Jones confirmed (09-Jan-2018) a consortium led by Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ), which included Tourism Australia and Brisbane Airport Corporation secured the return of Malaysia Airlines services to Brisbane. As previously reported by CAPA, Malaysia Airlines plans to launch four times weekly Kuala Lumpur-Brisbane service in Jun-2018. Ms Jones said: "Through the Queensland Government's Attracting Aviation Investment Fund, Tourism and Events Queensland and its partners have again been able to secure an important airline on an important route, giving travellers another way to come here and enhancing the reputation of Brisbane Airport. Not only will these flights bring tens of thousands of tourists to Queensland and inject millions into the economy, they'll also support up to 240 jobs which means this deal will be much more than just a boost to the tourism industry." [more - original PR]