KUALA LUMPUR, 10 Dec 2013 – Malindo Air, Malaysia’s hybrid airline, announced today that Malindo Air and Thai Lion Air have signed an interline agreement that will benefit passengers connecting between Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and other destinations in both Malaysia and Thailand, as well as en-route to other destinations in the region.
Effective 10 Dec 2013, passengers can book a single combined e-ticket for Malindo Air and Thai Lion Air flights, including the convenience of checking baggage through to the final destination. Seamless connections to Malindo Air’s nine domestic and three international destinations will now be available for Thai Lion Air passengers.
The promotional one-way fares are available for booking now and the fares start from RM105 all-inclusive from Kuala Lumpur to Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok. Travel period is from 19 December 2013 onwards.
“Historically, Bangkok offers so much excitement and in fact is acclaimed as one of the world’s top tourist destination cities. The agreement with Thai Lion Air will allow us to offer our passengers with better connectivity and flexibility throughout Thailand,” said Chandran Rama Muthy, Chief Executive Officer of Malindo Air.
MasterCard ranked Bangkok as the global top destination city by international visitor arrivals in its Global Destination Cities Index, with a projected volume of almost 16 million visitors in 2013.
“This is certainly our first interline agreement providing accessibility to an ASEAN country,” added Chandran. “Thai Lion Air has numerous holiday destinations in Malindo Air’s network that their passengers can connect to, namely Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Langkawi, Penang, Kuala Terengganu, and even Bali and Jakarta.”
Malindo Air and Thai Lion Air have revolutionized interline short-haul flying at low fares with so much added values. Thai Lion Air is now serving two international routes – Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta – and Thailand’s second largest domestic route, Bangkok-Chiang Mai. With Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, Thai Lion Air will be able to leverage the hubs of its sister carriers.