09/10/2015 - 15:24

Malindo Air to fly Perth-Malaysia

09/10/2015 - 15:24

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Malindo Air to fly Perth-Malaysia
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Malindo Air has announced plans to launch daily flights to Kuala Lumpur, beginning in mid-November.

The first Malindo Air service from the Malaysian capital will arrive on November 19, with the flights to increase to 11 times per week from December 3.

The service will increase the number of airlines flying between Perth and Malaysia to three.

Perth Airport chief executive Brad Geatches said more than 300,000 passengers travelled between Perth and Malaysia last year, making it the airport’s fifth largest international market.

“Malaysia is a popular holiday destination and, combined with a large number of passengers also visiting friends and relatives, will continue as one of Perth’s core markets for many years to come,” he said.

“As the third carrier on the Perth to Kuala Lumpur route, Western Australians now have more options than ever before when travelling to Asia and onward to other destinations.”

Malindo Air is a low-cost airline launched as a joint venture between Malaysia’s National Aerospace and Defence Industries and Lion Air of Indonesia.

Included in Malindo’s low-cost fares are baggage and in-flight entertainment for all passengers.

Malindo Air chief executive Chandran Rama Muthy said the additional route to Perth followed on from the airline growing its fleet.

“Malindo took to the skies in March 2013 with domestic flights and has since grown to operate routes to all major airports in Malaysia and across regional destinations to Indonesia, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Singapore,” he said.

“Malindo Air will take delivery of an additional three new-generation Boeing 737 aircraft by the end of this year.  

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