Malindo Air to take off on March 22

Malindo crew
Malindo Air’s flight attendants

Kuala Lumpur-based low-cost carrier Malindo Air, a joint venture between Malaysia’s National Aerospace Defence Industries and Indonesia’s largest domestic carrier Lion Air, is set to launch its maiden flights on March 22 from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu after it obtained the required certificate from the Civil Aviation Department in February.

Lion Air has recently secured a deal with the Export-Import Bank of the United States on a commitment of $1.1 billion to finance a fleet of Boeing 737-900ER aircraft of which two will be used by Malindo Air for the start. Overall, Malindo eyes to secure 12 Boeing 737-900ERs by this year.

Ticket prices to Kuching start at RM38, while a trip to Kota Kinabalu begins at RM68.

Malindo said it so far absorbed 179 unemployed Malaysians who have been unable to secure a job despite completing their pilot training. It wants to open other domestic as well as some Asian routes this year, including to India and China, but will, however, face strong competition from AirAsia with its very dense regional network.

 



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[caption id="attachment_7566" align="alignleft" width="300"] Malindo Air's flight attendants[/caption] Kuala Lumpur-based low-cost carrier Malindo Air, a joint venture between Malaysia's National Aerospace Defence Industries and Indonesia's largest domestic carrier Lion Air, is set to launch its maiden flights on March 22 from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu after it obtained the required certificate from the Civil Aviation Department in February. Lion Air has recently secured a deal with the Export-Import Bank of the United States on a commitment of $1.1 billion to finance a fleet of Boeing 737-900ER aircraft of which two will be used by Malindo Air for...

Malindo crew
Malindo Air’s flight attendants

Kuala Lumpur-based low-cost carrier Malindo Air, a joint venture between Malaysia’s National Aerospace Defence Industries and Indonesia’s largest domestic carrier Lion Air, is set to launch its maiden flights on March 22 from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu after it obtained the required certificate from the Civil Aviation Department in February.

Lion Air has recently secured a deal with the Export-Import Bank of the United States on a commitment of $1.1 billion to finance a fleet of Boeing 737-900ER aircraft of which two will be used by Malindo Air for the start. Overall, Malindo eyes to secure 12 Boeing 737-900ERs by this year.

Ticket prices to Kuching start at RM38, while a trip to Kota Kinabalu begins at RM68.

Malindo said it so far absorbed 179 unemployed Malaysians who have been unable to secure a job despite completing their pilot training. It wants to open other domestic as well as some Asian routes this year, including to India and China, but will, however, face strong competition from AirAsia with its very dense regional network.

 



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1 COMMENT

  1. More than anything this is a great investment for Malaysia to help pilots who have not been able to find employment and therefore now have the opportunity. It will definitely be challenging to compete with airlines such as AirAsia however Malindo Air will be competitive in Malaysian and Indonesian markets.

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