Following the announcement of the Kuala Lumpur-Phuket service on 20th this month, Malindo Air continues to increase its network in Asia by introducing new direct daily flights between KL and another Thailand city, Chiang Mai. The route will commence on 10th November, 2016.
In a statement about the new route, Malindo Air Chief Executive Officer Chandran Rama Muthy said:
Today, marks another milestone for Malindo Air as we offer connectivity from Malaysia to Chiang Mai, a popular international holiday destination in Thailand. We are continuously looking to expand our reach to provide customers across the growing Malindo Air network with more travel options. Travelers from Malaysia will now be able to access this exciting destination conveniently in just 2 hours and 45 minutes with our impressive low fares.
Malindo Air’s CEO also said:
The introduction of our daily service between Kuala Lumpur and Chiang Mai underscores the strong and growing economic, business and tourism lings between Malaysia and Thailand. This will certainly bring mutual benefits to both countries. Malaysia recorded 1.34 million visitors from Thailand in 2015 and from January to October this year we have already recorded a staggering 1.17 million visitors from Thailand.
We are certain our new frequency and attractive fares will stimulate more inbound and outbound travels between the two countries.
KL-Chiang Mai and KL-Phuket Schedules
Malindo Air will use Boeing 737-800NG aircraft on the route. This plane has a total capacity of 162 seats, divided into two classes – Economy Class with 150 seats and Business Class with 12 seats.
Malindo flight OD 530 will depart every day from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10:30 am and will arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport after traversing 1,762 kilometers, at 12:20 pm according to local Thai time. The return flight from Chiang Mai is scheduled to depart on the same day at 1:40 pm and will return to Kuala Lumpur at 5:25 pm Kuala Lumpur is one hour ahead of Chiang Mai time.
As a reminder, KL-Phuket flights will be operated on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and will depart on these days from KLIA at 2:45 pm and arrive at Phuket Airport at 3:10 pm. The return flights will depart from Phuket at 3:55 pm and arrive in KL at 6:25 pm.