Malindo Air launches business and economy promotion

Some two million promotional business and economy class seats are currently up for grabs as part of Malaysian carrier Malindo Air’s Mid-Year Mega Sales offering.

Running until May 21 for travel between July 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018, the promotion comprises one-way fares departing Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Eligible flights include domestic Malaysian services, as well as to international destinations in Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

According to Malindo Air’s CEO Chandran Rama Muthy, the promotion also includes flights going in the opposite direction. “In order to add in more excitement, we have also launched our global sales concurrently for flights from Singapore, Australia, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, to Kuala Lumpur for both economy and business class seats.”

One-way prices begin at RM69 (US$16) for the most short-haul economy class flights such as Singapore and Bangkok, while longer-haul flights to destinations such as Hong Kong, Taipei and Perth begin at RM279 (US$65) for economy class seats and RM649 (US$150) for business class fares.

Also included in the promotion is one of the airline’s newest destinations, Brisbane, which Malindo Air began flying to at the end of March.

Malindo Air opens reservations for new Brisbane service

Malaysian low-cost carrier Malindo Air has opened reservations for its upcoming Brisbane service, which is set to launch at the end of this month. Starting March 31, the airline will fly daily from Kuala Lumpur to the Queensland capital – its second destination in Australia after Perth – via Denpasar, Bali.

Malindo’s Boeing 737-900ER will operate the route, which has a capacity of 180 including 12 business and 168 economy class seats.

“We are very delighted to launch the only service between Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane with one stop in the famous island of Bali,” said the airline’s CEO, Chandran Rama Muthy. “There are immense opportunities for future growth associated with this new connectivity as Brisbane is a significant commercial business hub and tourism gateway to one of Australia’s Unesco World Heritage Sites, the Great Barrier Reef, and the beautiful Gold Coast.”

Promotional one-way fares currently being offered start from RM1,049 (US$236) for economy and RM2,369 (US$533) for business class. Free baggage allowance, in-flight entertainment and meals are included in these fares.

Details of the new Kuala Lumpur (KUL)-Denpasar (DPS)-Brisbane (BNE) service are as follows (all times local):

Flight No. From To Departs Arrives Days
OD157 KUL DPS 1805 2110 Daily
DPS BNE 2200 0540+1
OD158 BNE DPS 0715 1145 Daily
DPS KUL 1245 1545

Malindo Air to commence daily Penang–Singapore service

Malindo Air will launch a new daily service between Penang and Singapore from October 25.

The Malaysian “hybrid” airline, which offers full-service amenities and services for competitive prices, will add an additional 2,268 seats on the popular route that is currently served by low-cost carriers and Silk Air only.

Flight OD823 will depart Penang at 1110 and arrive in Singapore at 1230. The return service on flight OD822 will then take off from Singapore at 1335 and touch back down in Penang at 1455.

“We are delighted to announce the new Penang-Singapore operations… as we are moving towards identifying key hubs in the region and establishing a strong foothold in these locations,” said Chandran Rama Muthy, chief executive of Malindo Air.

“This new route will provide more connectivity choices for our passengers in Penang and Singapore.”

To commemorate the launch, Malindo Air is offering promotional fares for business class starting at RM269 (US$61) one-way while those on economy start at RM129 (US$29) each way, inclusive of light refreshments, inflight entertainment and free baggage allowance of up to 20kg (economy) and 40kg (business).

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Clement Huang