Malindo Air is to fly to Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China and many more routes . Malindo Airlines the newest airliner in Malaysia and Indonesia is set to rock the low cost air travel scene with plans to create destinations to Australia, China, Japan, Asia, Hong Kong, India, London, Tawain, and the rest of the world as far as the north pole. Malindo Air will offer passengers and travellers cheap flights and seats and will be in direct competition with Air-ASIA-X, Jetstar and Scoot airfares.
Air-Asia, Scoot Airline, Jetstar and other LCC faces another low-airfare competitor with Indonesia's Lion Air's (start-up), which has sets up a partnership venture and a new hub in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur. Australia has proved an attractive destination for low air-fare carriers . Jetstar Airline, which will receive its own 787s by 2014, already faces stiff competition on international destinations from low-cost carrier AirAsiaX and Singapore Airlines subsidiary Scoot Airline. Malindo Air's entry into this region can only mean cheaper airfares for travellers.
Malindo Air is expected to start services next year 2012 and will initially be a short-haul carrier in the Asian region but there are plans for Lion Air's recently ordered Boeing 787s to service medium to long-haul destinations after they begin arriving in the first quarter of 2015.Lion Airlines announced this week that it was ordering eleven 787-8s in addition to the 7 to which it committed in July. Malindo Air president director, Rusdi Kirana, told the media and reporters that medium to long-haul routes would include cities in China, Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and India.
Highlights: *Children to get 50% off on all Malindo Airlines flights * KL-Miri sector suspension (It's only temporary, says Malindo Airways) * Malindo achieves a huge traffic increase at Subang Airport *
Malindo air will serve Penang and Langkawi and from both Kuala Lumpur airports *
KLIA airport sees surge in local traffic *China to be Malindo Airways next big market expansion *Malindo Air's first 6 months has focused on building up it's local domestic network * Malindo Airways launch achieves 21% surge in Malaysia Domestic traffic as AirAsia and MAS also expand * The carrier hopes bus transfer can entice passengers to make some local to international connections *
Carrier looks at establishing new base at Kota Kinabalu *
Malindo Airlines domestic market share should reach 9% *
MAS records large gains in local traffic and load factor *
MAS reports tiny operating profit for 2Q2013 * Air Asia load factors also remain large as profits increase * Malaysian domestic air traffic market sees robust growth.