Malindo Air expands it Chinese and Indonesian offering

Malindo Air

Malindo Air launched flights between Kuala Lumpur Subang Airport and Silangit in Indonesia on 17 August. The carrier will operate the short 299-kilometre hop between the two Asian airports four times weekly using its fleet of ATR 72-600s. No other airline presently operates flights between the two cities, however it should be noted that from 28 October AirAsia will launch a four times weekly service to Silangit from Kuala Lumpur’s main airport.

  • Malindo Air launched two new international services this week, starting on 17 August with a short 299-kilometre sector between Kuala Lumpur Subang (SZB) and Silangit (DTB) in Indonesia. The airline will offer a four times weekly service on the airport pair using its fleet of ATR 72-600s. While no direct competition is provided on the airport pair at the moment, competition to Kuala Lumpur will be added from 28 October, the day on which AirAsia will begin its own four times weekly A320-operated service from Kuala Lumpur’s main airport. Along with this service, Malindo Air also commenced a twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) service from Penang (PEN) to Nanning (NNG) in China. Launched on 18 August, the carrier will operate the 2,102-kilometre sector using its fleet of 737-800s, with OAG schedules confirming that Malindo Air will face no direct competition on the route. While both destinations in Indonesia and China are new airports for Malindo Air’s network, it should be noted that the Lion Air Group, of which Malindo Air is a subsidiary of, already serves Nanning courtesy of Batik Air Malaysia from Kota Kinabalu, a route which begin on 8 August when referencing data and OAG schedules. See how Silangit Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world. 

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