Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Malindo Airlines and will begin flights as of May next year. Lion parent company is in communication with the National Aerospace and Defence Industry to send all its 100 carriers to be serviced and maintained in Kuala Lumpur after both parties arred to a landmark deal yesterday to set up a new low cost budget carrier named Malindo Airways, that will take to the global skies on May 2012 with booking flights between Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.
Malindo flights to Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta will operate from its transit base station at the soon to be finished KLIA2 airport and initially start major flights and booking between Malaysia and Indonesia. Malindo Airlines also wants a piece of the local domestic market, including flights to Sarawak and Sabah, and is in negotiations with the Government for destination routes between Sabah and Sarawak. The president Mr Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak informed us after the signing ceremony that Malindo Airlines would have a secondary base station in Kota Kinabalu.
Malindo Airways will also operate regional destination routes within the 4 hour flying diameter from KLIA2 to towns such as Hanoi, Manila and Bangkok. The Malaysian CEO of Lion Air said Malindo Airlines will have an Malaysian (Jakarta) air operating licence and its hub would be at KLIA2. Rusdi Kirana (Lion Air CEO, brother and other investors in the airline will overlook managing the carrier. Lion Airways wants to send its entire aircraft fleet for MRO jobs to Nadi and they will do all the checks, from A to D, in Jakarta Malaysia. That is the premium plan but the discussions are still under way but this could happen within the next 3 to 4 months.
Malindo Airlines flights between Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta booking will offer free in-flight entertainment, WiFi and light mealss. It will also make use of aero-bridges at airports business class and economy class seats. The new B737-900ER aircraft will be used on Malindo Airways to and from Jakarta. At its launch in Kuala Lumpur, it will have 6 aircraft and will add 13 planes every year to bring the total to 105 aircrafts. The planes will be taken from Lion Airways, which had in March ordered 401 planes from Boeing for its operations destinations.
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Malindo Airlines Booking *Direct flights from Subang-Kuantan and Penang-JB.* Malaysian hybrid carrier Malindo Airlines on Saturday started direct flights from Mumbai (India) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). * Malindo to enter into the Indian market. Competition among the carriers on the Malaysia-India sector has further intensified with the
entry of Malaysia's hybrid carrier Malindo Airlines.*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 Airlines Booking 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.