Malindo Air announced today it will start flying between Kuala Lumpur and Perth on 19th November this year. The carrier said it will start with a daily service between the two destinations, which will then grow to 11 times per week as of 3rd December, 2015.
The route, Malindo Air explained, will be operated by Boeing 737-900 planes, which have a 180 seat capacity.
Chief executive officer at Perth Airport Brad Geatches said:
We are delighted to welcome the first Malindo Air service to Australia. Last year. More than 300,000 passengers travelled between Perth and Malaysia, and it remains our fifth largest international market. Malaysia is a popular holiday destination and, combined with a large number of passengers also visiting friends and relatives, will continue as one of Perth’s core markets for many years to come. As the third carrier on the Perth to Kuala Lumpur route, Western Australians now have more options than even before when travelling to Asia and onward to other destinations.
Malindo Air already gained an approval two weeks ago to fly this route from Civil Aviation Safety of Australia (CASA).
Malindo Air Launches KLIA2 Lounge
Meanwhile, Malindo Air opened its dedicated airline lounge at KLIA2. The lounge features comfortable resting areas for guests, free Wi-Fi, using computers, faxing machines and printers free of charge, showers and a buffet for refreshments.
Chief executive officer for Malindo Air Chandran Rama Muthy said:
We are currently exploring new destinations and have plans in the pipeline to operate to cities in southern China, Australia, Jeddah, the Philippines and Japan, among others.
Malindo Air’s business class travellers and those with Malindo Corporate Gold and Malindo Miles Platinum cards access to the lounge is free of charge. Those with economy class tickets can get inside for three hours for RM65 per adult and RM30 per child.