Malaysian carrier Malindo Air announced recently that it will launch a direct flight between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Flights to Cambodia are scheduled to begin on 1st August, this year.
Malindo Air Flight OD580 will depart once per day from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 8:00 in the morning and arrive about an hour later (8:55 am) at the Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH). The return flight OD581 will depart at 9:45 am on the same day and will arrive at KLIA at 12:35 in the afternoon.
Meanwhile, the airline has also announced a codeshare flight between KL and Chennai India from 24th July. Flight OD9114 will depart from KLIA at 6:25 am daily and arrive at the Chennai International Airport at 7:55 am. The return flight OD9115 will take off from Chennai International Airport at 8:55 the same day and arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 3:25 pm.
Initially, KL-Chennai will be a one-flight daily, but the airline plans to expand it to two flights per day from 30th August. The additional flight OD9112 will then depart from KLIA runway at 8:55 pm and arrive in Chennai at 10:20 pm. The return flight OD9113 will depart from Chennai at 11:10 pm and land at KLIA at 5:40 am the following day.
Malindo Air Chief Executive Officer Chandran Rama Muthy said:
We are thrilled to announce these two new routes to our network. Both Phnom Penh and Chennai are rich in culture and both destinations have active travelers for trade and leisure. The addition of these routes supports our continuous effort in making KLIA a transit hub, by connecting passengers to visit Malaysia.
We hope to help boost the tourism in Malaysia and the cities that are connected through our network. Passengers from India, for example, can fly to Kuala Lumpur and further their journey to Indonesia, Australia or even Hong Kong or Taiwan. Our network grows rapidly, especially with our progressive code share strategies, which aim to provide better connectivity in the region.