An inaugural Malindo Air’s flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth on a Boeing 737-900ER departed KL today carrying CEO Chandran Rama Muthy, airline’s senior management, Deputy Transport Minister Abd Aziz Kaprawi, several high ranking government officials and members of the media.
In a statement about the first of what will be an 11-time weekly service between KL and Perth, airline’s CEO said:
The flight represents the first opportunity for the Malaysian hybrid airline to widen its reach to Australia, the eight country in the airline’s growing international route network.
Malindo Air customers were able to buy tickets for this route since 1st October, initially at RM599 for economy class and RM1,499 business class in one way and get certain extra perks with it, like a meal and refreshments, in-flight entertainment and free baggage allowance.
Mr. Chandran also explained that his company is always looking for ways to bring better and improved services to its customers and include new destinations, both regional and international. Commenting on this, he said the following:
We are ecstatic to add Perth to our route network because Perth remains one of the most popular business and leisure choices among Malaysians, we will therefore add both seat capacity and choice for travellers between Malaysia and Australia.
This is indeed a high-demand sector and there was a sudden surge of interest from the moment we announced this route. Moreover, Malindo Air's attractive fares will give travellers in both countries a more convenient and cost-effective option [and] will certainly boost travel and trade between Australia and Malaysia.
Exclusive for Kuala Lumpur-Perth route, Malindo Air is offering a special “Buy 1 Free 1” promotion for economy flexi seats for the 6th November, 2015 to 31st January, 2016 for the 19th November, 2015 to 19th October, 2016 travel period.