Malindo Air launched its first route to India on 30 December, when daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Delhi commenced. Competition will come from Malaysia Airlines who already serve the route with twice-daily flights. Flights to Tiruchirapalli started on 2 January, while Ahmedabad and Mumbai services will start soon.
- Malindo Air, the Malaysian subsidiary of Indonesia’s fast-growing Lion Air, has commenced two new routes from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to destinations in India. On 30 December, daily flights on the 3,870-kilometre sector to Delhi (DEL) were introduced, followed on 2 January by daily flights to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ), a sector length of 2,690 kilometres. Both routes are flown with the airline’s 737-900s. Competition on the Delhi route is provided by Malaysia Airlines with twice-daily flights, while AirAsia competes with thrice-daily flights on the Tiruchirapalli route. Flights to Ahmedabad and Mumbai are planned to start soon.