Sepang : The inaugural departure of Malindo Air flight OD1900 took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Labuan on Thursday, August 02, 2018 at 1230hrs MYT. It was officially sent off by The Honorable, Tuan Hj Khalid Abd Samad, Minister of Federal Territory.
“We are thrilled to start flying to Labuan, as the 14th city in Malaysia that Malindo Air flies to, during our Merdeka month. This means a lot to us, as a local airline who aims to connect our passengers through our growing network and contributes to the growth of our nation” said Chandran Rama Muthy, CEO of Malindo Air.
“Our services will fit perfectly to this city that is based on import-export oriented economy. We are anticipating demand on our cargo services for some of their key export products, such as seafood, flour, ceramic tiles and animal feed. On the other hand, there are also travellers who are visiting family and friends, as well as tourist who wish to see the untouched natural sites and marine park in the beautiful islands”, added Chandra Rama Muthy.
Acting Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airports (MAHB), Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin said that MAHB applauded by Malindo Air move for opening up the route from Kuala Lumpur to Labuan as the island is a strategic location with its own strength in attracting both leisure and business travellers. In 2017 alone, Labuan Airport managed a total of 577,459 passengers, with the specific sector of KUL-LBU accounting for at least 75% of the total load. With this additional route, air connectivity within Malaysia will be strengthened as we aim to make the country a global hub.
The 2 hours and 30 minutes Flight OD 1900 scheduled to arrive Labuan at 1500hrs MYT while Flight OD1901 scheduled to depart Labuan for Kuala Lumpur at 1545hrs MYT and arrives in KLIA at 1815hrs MYT. The seats are available from RM229 (USD57) for Economy Class and RM449 (USD110) for Business Class. The promotional fares include 25kg (Economy Class) and 40kg (Business Class) baggage allowance, meal onboard and spacious legroom. The narrow-body Boeing 737NG aircraft, comprising of 12 Business Class and 150 Economy Class seats, will be deployed on these new routes.
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