Malindo Air ready to serve Perth

5 Oct 2015 by Clement Huang

Malindo Air has received Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority's approval and is now waiting for Malaysia's green light to operate flights between Kuala Lumpur and Perth.

The Malaysian hybrid carrier confirmed last week that it plans to commence 11 flights per week between the two destinations from November 11. Australia is a new destination for Malindo Air, and represents the eighth country in its growing network.

Flights would be operated by the B737-900ER, which features a two-class configuration with 12 seats in business and 168 in economy. At 4,126km each way, the five hours and 50 minute flight would be the carrier’s longest on offer.

Bookings will open for the Kuala Lumpur–Perth service once the Department of Civil Aviation in Malaysia also authorises the route. While the flight schedule has not yet been finalised, Malindo Air confirmed that promotional fares would start from RM599 (US$135) on economy and RM1,499 (US$335) for business class each way. 

As a hybrid carrier, the low fares are complemented by full-service amenities including free baggage allowance, in-flight entertainment, meals and light refreshments.

“Perth will expand our coverage and strengthen our customer proposition in the strategically important markets of Asia,” said Malindo Air chief executive Chandran Rama Muthy.

“We are very confident that this new service, our first to Australia, will boost travel and trade between Australia and Malaysia”.

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Clement Huang

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