Malaysia’s Malindo Air is moving forward on its delayed expansion plans for India with four new routes which will quickly give the Lion Air Group affiliate a 15% share of the Malaysia-India market. Malindo is seeking to become a major player in the Malaysia-India market as well as offer connections in the fast growing Indonesia-India market.
Malindo is targeting the Kuala Lumpur-Delhi and Kuala Lumpur-Mumbai routes, which currently are only served by Malaysia Airlines (MAS). It will compete against AirAsia to Tiruchirappalli and will become the only carrier linking Kuala Lumpur with Ahmedabad.
The hybrid carrier is also adding a second destination in Bangladesh, Chittagong, as part of its push into South Asia. By its first anniversary in late Mar-2014, Malindo will account for 12% of total capacity between Malaysia and South Asia.
The promotional one-way fares are available now at RM599 all-inclusive from Kuala Lumpur to Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai, whereas the all-inclusive one-way fare from Kuala Lumpur to Trichy will start from RM329. Promotional one-way fares for business class from Kuala Lumpur are RM1490 to Delhi; RM1145 to Trichy; RM1439 to Mumbai and RM1435 to Ahmedabad.
Chief Executive Officer of Malindo Air, Mr.Chandran Rama Murthy in his welcoming speech said, “Malindo Air has a fleet strength 11 aircraft, comprising of six B737-900ERs & five ATR72-600s, exceeding our target of having 10 aircraft for 2013. With more domestic and international capacity that we are planning to add in, our fleet strength will be increased to a total of 25 aircraft by next year.”
Kuala Lumpur is a well positioned as a gateway to the ASEAN region and our passengers from India will be well served by Malindo Air’s network. Visitors from India can look forward to seamless connections to other destinations in the country like Sabah, Sarawak or Langkawi and Penang. In fact, most of the regional destination such as Bali, Jakarta and Bangkok are just a few hours away by flight.
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