Malindo Air To Start International Flights By June This Year
Malaysia’s first hybrid airline model, Malindo Air, is planning to begin its international flights by June this year. Chief Executive Officer Chandran Rama Muthy said more delivery of aircraft was expected with the commencement of the international service. “We are on target to receive a total of 12 aircraft by the end of this year,” he said at a ceremony to witness the arrival of Malindo Air’s Boeing 737-900ER from Seattle, United States, to KL International Airport.
Malindo Air will be starting its first flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu on March 22 and KL-Kuching the following day. Chandran said Boeing 737-900ER aircraft is the first to operate in Malaysia and has a capacity of 180 passengers and able to fly five-and-a-half hours nonstop.
“We are also looking at other domestic destinations,” he said, adding the pick-up in ticket sales was very encouraging. Malindo Air is promoting the RM38 one-way all-in price for KL-Kuching route and RM68 for KL-Kota Kinabalu flights.
Source: Bernama – http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/bu/newsbusiness.php?id=934865