Malindo commences KL-Denpasar-Sydney service

SYDNEY, Malindo Air commenced its Kuala Lumpur-Denpasar (Bali)-Sydney service via an inaugural flight that touched down at Sydney Airport at noon local time Thursday.

Flight Malindo Air OD171 carrying 141 passengers, departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 10.15 last night, marking the newest route in the airline’s extensive flight network.

Chief executive officer (CEO) Chandran Rama Muthy said Malindo was thrilled to add the much-anticipated harbour city Sydney to its network.

The connection would attract both business and leisure travellers alike, wherein it is foreseen to enhance greater passengers’ traffic while promoting the local ecotourism, he said to Malaysian reporters on the sidelines of the Kuala Lumpur-Sydney Inaugural Flight Trade Event, here Thursday.

He said the airline planned to increase KL-Sydney via Denpasar flight frequencies in the near future.

Meanwhile, Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert said the service would be a piece of welcoming news for customers as it delivers greater choice and flexibility for them while providing trade growth opportunities.

We’re delighted to welcome Malindo Air to Sydney Airport that further bolstering our Asian network and providing customers with more options, he said.

Sydney is Malindo’s fifth destination in its Australian network after Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide.

The daily flight is operated using Boeing 737-800/900 aircraft, offering 12 business class and 150/168 economy class seats.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)