Malindo Air soars into Brisbane with daily flights to Kuala Lumpur and Bali
3 April 2017
Brisbane Airport’s (BNE) newest international airline partner, Malindo Air, made a spectacular sunrise touch down at BNE this morning, heralding the beginning of new daily flights to/from Kuala Lumpur via Denpasar (Bali).
The new flights will add more than 130,000 seats annually between Queensland and Malaysia, providing connections to 40 other international destinations on Malindo Air’s extended flight network.
Julieanne Alroe, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director, welcomed Malindo Air’s arrival, making it the 30th airline now flying into BNE.
“It’s exciting to celebrate partnerships with new airlines such as Malindo Air as they provide greater choice and convenience for passengers and global connectivity for Queensland.
“Committing resources to commence daily services to a new destination is not a decision airlines make lightly, so we commend Malindo Air for putting its faith in Brisbane.
“We know travellers are going to take advantage of these new flights and embrace Malindo Air’s great fares and exceptional service,” Ms Alroe said.
CEO of Malindo Air, Chandran Rama Muthy said, “We are delighted to launch the only service between Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane with a stop in the famous island of Bali.
“There are immense opportunities for future growth associated with this new connectivity as Brisbane is an important commercial business hub and tourism gateway to one of Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Great Barrier Reef, and the beautiful Gold Coast.
“We will certainly work on building beneficial relationships with Malaysian and Australian tourism players and Brisbane Airport Corporation, to ensure the success of this new route.”
Chandran also said that this new route will attract business from VFR (visiting family and relatives), the business community, diplomatic services and the tourism industry.
“The commencement of this new route underscores the strong and growing economic, business and tourism links between Malaysia and Australia. It certainly improves the connectivity of Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane to other destinations in Malindo Air’s growing network particularly to Indonesia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Literally, Malindo Air is giving our customers more options to choose a flight which suits their travel needs better,” said Chandran.
Brisbane is the second Australian city to receive Malindo Air’s B737NG aircraft. Malindo Air currently operates 10 weekly flights to and from Perth in Western Australia.
The daily flights will depart BNE at 7.15am each day, arriving in Denpasar (Bali) at 11:45am before arriving Kuala Lumpur at 3pm local time.
Malindo Air will operate a Boeing 737-900 aircraft, seating 12 business class and 150 economy class passengers.
As a premium service airline, Malindo Air also offers meals and inflight entertainment on its aircraft serving Brisbane.
Malindo Air currently operates to 43 cities across 14 countries, which will provide great opportunities for inbound tourism to Queensland as well as unique destinations for the outbound market from Brisbane.