SUBANG, 2 Dec Nov 2013 – Malindo Air, Malaysia’s hybrid airline, announced today that it has received the Operating Authorisation (OA) from the Director General of Civil Aviation, India (DGCA) to operate flights between India and Malaysia.
Malindo Air will be starting flights on 30 Dec 2013 to Delhi, 2 January 2014 to Trichy and on 15 February 2014 to Bombay respectively.
The promotional one-way fares are available now and will start from RM399 all-inclusive from Kuala Lumpur to Trichy, and RM599 all-inclusive from Kuala Lumpur to Delhi and Bombay.
Mr Chandran Rama Muthy, Chief Executive Officer of Malindo Air says, “Firstly, we are excited to announce the wonderful news of our expansion to the cities of India. As a new airline in the market with nine months of operation record, we have clocked over 70 per cent Load Factor and 87 per cent On Time Performance (OTP). I am very thankful to the authorities in Malaysia and India for granting us the approval to operate flights between the two countries.”
“The decision to start our services to these long-awaited new routes emphasizes the value and importance of tourism, trade and business links between India and Malaysia. We believe this new air link will contribute to boost tourism in support of Tourism Malaysia’s Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (VMY14) project,” added Chandran.
Chandran also said that the commencement of these routes will offer leisure travellers from both Malaysia and India looking for great places for sight-seeing and shopping. Simultaneously, he stated that the services will provide convenient connection for visiting families and friends, and those on spiritual pilgrimage throughout the year, hence foreseeing an encouraging passenger growth seeing that Indians are one of the three main ethnic groups in our 1Malaysia concept nation.
Our flights to Delhi, Trichy and Bombay will provide Malindo Air’s passengers with a choice of connectivity to other destinations to suit their preference and convenience. The cities offer good connectivity with other international flights and accessibility by rail and road to other cities.
India has many magical destinations, with sights and attractions layered with thick old and modern history. A visit to New Delhi for example might bring you to the many excellent temples, mosques, exotic restaurants, modern shopping complexes and of course the enchanting Taj Mahal, just a short distance away in Agra.
Kuala Lumpur is 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 region like Indonesia and Thailand, or even the Southwest Pacific, after making a stopover here in Kuala Lumpur. In fact, most of the regional destinations are just a few hours away by flight.